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Black Snake Moan (2006) Poster

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Rae: [confronting her mother at the grocery store] Since you workin' on the square now, maybe we could get some coffee in the morning, if you want...

Sandy: You need money again?

Rae: No. That's not why...

[pause]

Rae: Why we always gotta do this? I mean, you and me been at each other as far back as I can remember. Wasn't no love between us. And I'm your daughter. I'm the only family you got.

Sandy: You never needed nobody. Always made that clear to me.

Rae: Yeah. I know I did. But I'm trying to be different. I'm trying to get some peace, you know?

Sandy: I'm workin' here, Rae. Can you see that?

Rae: [sulks] I just wanted some make-up.

Sandy: All that shit's on Aisle 5.

Rae: [Rae starts walking away. She quickly turns back to Sandy] I just think you should'a kept him off me, that's all!

Sandy: [stops working and turns to Rae] The hell are you talkin' about?

Rae: Now see? Don't do that. I'll go along with all you say about me. But that, you can't pretend no more on that 'cause I was just a kid, Momma.

[pause]

Rae: I didn't know about any of that stuff he was doing to me, and you let him do it. Some big nobody in your life and you let him do as he wanted with the only somebody you had!

[Sandy walks up to Rae and grabs her by the arm]

Rae: I'm sorry, Mama! I didn't mean to shout...

Sandy: All my life I been putting out your fires with you givin' out your snatch to every waggin' dick in this town, and you gonna lay the blame at my feet? Well, I ain't gonna take that!

Rae: But Momma, just tell me! I'm not gonna be mad. We can just talk about it! Be eye to eye on this. You don't even gotta say you're sorry, just say how you knew!

Sandy: Only thing I'm sorry for is listening to my parents and having you...

[pause]

Sandy: Instead of doing what I should'a done!

Rae: [grabs a mop and attacks her mother] TELL ME YOU DON'T KNOW! *GODDAMNED LIAR*! SAY IT! JUST FUCKING SAY IT!

[Rae continues whacking Sandy with the mop]

Rae: YOU WERE IN THE NEXT ROOM, YOU *BITCH*!

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Local Mechanic: It's already noon, Rae. Do you think those shorts should still be on?

Rae: Well if they weren't you could kiss my rebel cooch, faggot.

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Lazarus: Where the fuck all these people come from? I have been drinking in this shithole all my life, I ain't never seen this many people in here at once.

Bojo: Shithole? Kiss my ass, Laz.

Lazarus: Back at you, Mutherfucker.

Gill: [Hands Laz a flask after tricking him into showing up at the club to play]

Lazarus: That's right, preacher, get me drunk so I don't stick my foot up your ass.

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Rae: Why you old men gotta talk so much? You gotta talk yourself into fucking me? Like little boys. It's okay. I'm grown, I know. We can go slow.

[beat]

Rae: You gonna give me another bath?

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Lazarus: So what you know how to make?

Rae: I don't fuckin' cook.

Lazarus: You know Rae, I've met a lot of hard mouthed people in my day...

Rae: Alright, alright. Look, I put the God damn dress on alright? I think I'm handlin' myself with a little bit of fuckin' restraint. I mean you got me chained up here like I'm some kind of dog!

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Reverend R. L.: Ima tell you something and it's just gonna be between you and me. I think folks carry on about heaven too much, like it's some kind of all you can eat buffet up in the clouds and folks just do as they told so they can eat what they want behind some pearly gates. There's sinning in my heart, there's evil in the world but when I got no one, I talk to God. I ask for strength, I ask for forgiveness, not peace at the end of my days when I got no more life to live or no more good to do but today, right now... What's your heaven?

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Rae: I think... I think we're fucked up. I know I am. But that don't mean what I feel ain't real, that I can't love somebody. And I know what I done is real real bad, but um...

[pause]

Rae: So if you want to quit on me I understand. But please don't.

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Sandy: Cough drops or condoms?

Rae: I didn't know you was working here.

Sandy: [chuckles] Yeah, I just love dressin' up in these goddamned blue vests.

[pause]

Sandy: Your meal ticket get shipped out today?

[Rae stares at Sandy for a second and walks away]

Sandy: You let me know if I can be of any assistance!

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Rose Woods: How many times we been over this, Laz? How many times?

[pause]

Rose Woods: Thought we was gonna be friendly about this.

Lazarus: Carryin' on behind my back. Make me out to look like a fool to all our people. Tell me, what's friendly about that?

Rose Woods: I'm not ready to grow old, Laz. Livin' with you. I feel it. Like I'm one foot in the dirt. Saw it happen to my momma. And that's not gonna happen to me. I got living to do.

Lazarus: And you gonna live it with him?

[pause]

Lazarus: Rose. Folks get sick. But you do what you can to get on the mend. Our marriage... it just got sick. That's all.

Rose Woods: Talk to me about sick. Ain't been right since I moved into that drafty house.

Lazarus: I kept the heat on...

Rose Woods: That damned, rusty, radiator, bout burned the skin off my legs each time I passed.

Lazarus: Kept us warm for twelve years.

Rose Woods: I deserve better than this.

Lazarus: Better than me?

Rose Woods: Better than what you give.

Lazarus: Rose, please...

Rose Woods: Laz... You can't say nothin'...

Lazarus: If we get with a counselor. At the church, maybe they's...

Rose Woods: I don't love you no more!

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Gill: I thought you had some shorts on earlier.

Rae: I got others.

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Lazarus: I remember my first time, it was out behind my uncle's barn with my second cousin.

Lazarus: She was two tons if she weighed a pound, I could have done better for myself.

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Lazarus: I'm cookin' steaks fah dinnah. I expect you to stay.

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Lazarus: Mayella, it ain't never happened. And it damn sure ain't gonna happen tonight.

Mayella: Oh, Laz, I know you're hurtin'. But you should know more than me, ain't no better cure for the blues than some good pussy.

[kisses him lightly]

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Lazarus: God put you in my path and I aim to cure you of your wicked ways.

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Lazarus: Cain slew Able, slew him out of envy. God put his mark on Cain for his sins, is that what you want Deke? Huh? Is that what you come here for? I'll do it for you, all you got to do is say it again... Say you love me.

[pause]

Lazarus: SAY YOU LOVE ME NIGGA!

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Rae: [rolls over in bed] Hey. You got any money?

Tehronne: Thought you had a man for that.

Rae: I said we wasn't gonna talk about him.

Tehronne: What we just did, you askin' for money, make a man stop. I ain't callin' you no hoe or nothing. But I ain't gonna be played like no trick, neither. Remember... you called me.

Rae: [lights a cigarette] Save it. Save it for those dumb fuckers you sell crack to.

Tehronne: [reaches for his wallet] How much money you need, hoe?

Rae: [rises up] The hell you call me?

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Sandy: Cough drops or condoms?

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Lazarus: [to his brother] You took her into your bed, now you gotta lay in it.

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Lazarus: [to Rae] Whoa, girl. You put the fear of the devil in me!

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Reverend R. L.: [to Laz about confronting Rose in the cafe] You ain't gonna make a fuss, are you?

[pause]

Reverend R. L.: Nothing a man can do when a woman make up her mind.

Lazarus: I never laid a hand on her in anger. Not a day. Not even when I's drinkin'. But this business got me wonderin' what a good shake and slap would do for her.

Reverend R. L.: That kind of talk is between us. Don't you go in there with that shit on your tongue.

Lazarus: I didn't start this, R.L...

Reverend R. L.: You wanna pray with me 'fore you go in? Laz?

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Batson: Got eight packs of DXM. Oxycontin. Got a shit load of Coricidin if you want to get out-a-body, n'all.

Jesse: Coricidin?

[chuckles]

Jesse: You just trying to get me outta my clothes!

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Rae: [giggles drunkenly] You don't got half what Tyrone got. Not a half!

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Lazarus: [to Ronnie] Boy, you here to make a point, or you here to kill somebody?

Ronnie: You ain't gonna call me boy when I blow your face off!

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[first lines]

Son House: Ain't but one kind of blues. And that consisted between male and female that's in love. In love, just like I sung one of them songs a while ago and I put a verse in there saying that love hide all fault and make you do things you don't wanna do. Love sometimes will leave you feeling sad and blue. I'm talking about the blues! I ain't talking about monkey junk. And it consisted between male and female. And that means two people, supposed to be in love, when one or the other deceives the other through their love.

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Son House: Sometimes, that kind of blues will make you even kill one another or do anything that kind of low.

[taps his left breast by his heart]

Son House: It goes here, on this side. That's where the blues started. It ain't on this side.

[taps his right breast]

Son House: It's over here.

[taps his left breast]

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Lazarus: I ain't gonn' be moved on this. Right or wrong, you gonn' mind me. Like Jesus Christ said, "Imma suffa' you. IMMA SUFFA' YOU!" Get yo ass back in my house!

Rae: Or what? Or what?

[spits in Lazarus' face]

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Lazarus: Collar your dog!

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Rose Woods: [to Lazarus] Don't you lay a curse on me.

[everyone at the diner glares]

Rose Woods: Yeah, go on, look! SEE IF I GIVE A SHIT ABOUT *ANY* OF YOU PEOPLE!

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Lazarus: [to Rae as she quickly gobbles up the food he prepared for her] I put a lot of backache into growin' them greens; put love into cooking the rest of it. If you slow down, ya might just taste some of it.

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Deke Woods: We're not gonna get through this clean. But it don't need to get dirty. All this... it just come together unexpected. You think I want to hurt you? I... I'd take a bullet for you, Laz.

Lazarus: [after a long pause] We can put that to the test. Bo, you still got that .22 behind the tap? My little brother say he'd take a bullet for me!

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Lazarus: [to Rose as he grabs her arm as she walks to leave the cafe] My daddy told me that a younger woman would bleed me dry! And that's what you did. Ya bled me!

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Rae: [to Baston] How many to fuck me up?

[she starts popping pills and drinking beer at the rave]

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Rae: Hey.

Gill: What'chu want?

Rae: It's not like I can't go out and have fun with my friends.

Gill: You think I'm Ronnie's spy or somethin'? Come tomorrow that dumb-ass gonna be halfway round the world tryin' to keep his head on his shoulders. You think he's gonna be thinkin' about you?

Rae: You go to hell.

[she walks away]

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Lazarus: [sings while playing his guitar] Just like a bird without a feather, you know I'm lost without your love/Just like a bird without a feather, you know I'm lost without your love/You know I need your love just like the angels need heaven above...

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Lazarus: [to Tyrone] Whoa, collar that dog, boy!

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Lazarus: [to Rae while he puts her in an ice-filled bathtub] I know it hurts. We gotta break that fever. I ain't gonna let you die! I AIN'T LETTING YOU DIE!

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Ronnie: [about him going overseas] I gotta believe we can do this or I ain't gonna make it, Rae.

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Lazarus: Say what you gotta say, but I ain't gonna hear you speak his name to me. Not never. You hear?

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Gill: Thought you had on a skirt earlier.

Rae: [about to pass out] I got others.

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Lazarus: [as he brings an unconscious Rae into his house] Little lady? Miss? You need to open your eyes for me! Could ya do that?

[her eyes open slightly]

Lazarus: There we go. There we go. Just like you doin'. Go on...

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Ronnie: [to Rae about Laz] Ain't been a week and you already some nigger's whore? Gill told me. Told me how you and he... you and everybody...

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