Push, Nevada Episode 1 + Ben Affleck interview about Push, Nevada on Regis and Kelly on Primetime

Push, Nevada Episode 1 + Ben Affleck interview about Push, Nevada on Regis and Kelly on Primetime


[ MAN SHIVERING ] Man: YOU’RE READY.
LET’S GO. [ SHIVERING ] [ SLOT MACHINE BELLS CHIMING ] WHAT THE? HOLY… [ ALARM BUZZING ] [ SHIVERING ] Man: NOT SO FAST.
SHOW IT TO ME. YAHTZEE. GOOD MORNING, GRACE. GOOD MORNING,
MR. PRUFROCK. HOW ARE YOU TODAY? I’M FINE. ANY MESSAGES? JUST ONE. YOUR EX-WIFE,
ON THE VOICE MAIL. GO AHEAD AND PLAY IT. [ BEEP ] Woman: HI, JAMES. LISTEN, HONEY, I DIDN’T
GET THIS MONTH’S CHECK. I WAS HOPING YOU COULD
SEND A LITTLE BIT NOW, MAYBE $200, $300? AND YOU CAN SEND IT TO THE TWIN PALMS MOTEL
IN WINSLOW, ARIZONA. Man: COME ON, BABY. THANKS, LOVE.
I’M ON THE PHONE! YOU KNOW, I SENT THE MONTHLY CHECK
10 DAYS AGO, U.P.S. SHE SIGNED FOR IT HERSELF. WINSLOW, ARIZONA. [ FAX MACHINE RINGS ] [ BEEP ] [ DIALING ] [ TELEPHONE RINGS ] Man: YEAH. UM, HELLO. IS THIS SILAS BODNICK? WHO THE HELL IS THIS? I’M SORRY. I RECEIVED A FAX.
IT GAVE YOUR NUMBER. IS YOUR NAME SILAS BODNICK? WHO IS THIS? MY NAME IS JIM PRUFROCK.
I’M AN ACCOUNT AGENT. FORGET IT.
WE HAVE ACCOUNTING IN-HOUSE. YOU’RE NOT UNDERSTANDING. SOMEBODY SPECIFICALLY SENT
THIS FAX TO MY OFFICE, SO, BY LAW,
I’M REQUIRED TO — THROW IT AWAY. IT WAS A MISTAKE. WELL, SIR, THAT BRINGS ME TO
WHAT I’M CALLING IN REGARDS TO. IT SEEMS THERE IS A SIZABLE
ACCOUNTING ERROR. LISTEN, I DON’T CARE
HOW HARD UP YOU ARE. I DON’T WANT YOUR BUSINESS.
DO YOU HEAR ME? IF YOU EVER CALL HERE AGAIN, I’LL — I’LL THROW
A CALLER I.D. ON YOU. I’LL COME TO YOUR HOUSE.
YOU’LL WISH YOU NEVER CALLED. GET IT, YAHOO? GOODBYE.
END OF STORY. [ CLICK ] [ DIAL TONE ] NO. NOT END OF STORY. GRACE, HOW FAR AWAY
IS PUSH, NEVADA? THE MAN I SPOKE WITH —
HIS NAME IS BODNICK. WHAT’S HIS TITLE
AT THE CASINO? Grace: HE’S NOT LISTED
AT THE CASINO. HE’S NOT LISTED
AT THE CASINO? NO. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD
OF THIS PLACE? NO, BUT IT MUST BE
LIKE MOST NEVADA RESORTS. UH-HUH. YOU KNOW,
GAMBLING, FUN. I DON’T GAMBLE, GRACE. WELL, WHY NOT? YOU’RE GOOD WITH NUMBERS.
YOU COULD AT LEAST BREAK EVEN. NO. EVERYONE LOSES IN THE END. OH, MR. PRUFROCK. I THINK YOU COULD WIN. OH, GRACE —
UH, MY PHONE’S DYING. DID YOU REMEMBER
TO PUT THE CHARGER IN THE, UH… [ CELLULAR PHONE BEEPING ] GRACE? DAMN. [ STATIC ] Man: “AND I ANSWERED, “WHO ART THOU, LORD? “AND HE SAID UNTO ME, “I AM JESUS OF NAZARETH
WHOM THOU PERSECUTED, “AND THEY THAT WERE WITH ME SAW THE LIGHT
AND WERE AFRAID…” [ HISSING ] “BUT THEY HEARD NOT THE VOICE
OF HIM THAT SPAKE TO ME, AND I SAID…” OF COURSE. “WHAT SHALL I DO, LORD? “TO THIS END I WAS BORN, “AND FOR THIS CAUSE
CAME I INTO THE WORLD, “THAT I SHOULD BEAR WITNESS
UNTO THE TRUTH. EVERYONE THAT IS
OF THE TRUTH HEARETH MY VOICE.” [ SCREECHING ] [ ENGINE APPROACHES ] Man: BETTER GET IN. [ COUNTRY MUSIC PLAYING ] YOU’RE LUCKY. THIS SIDE OF DEATH VALLEY
DOESN’T GET MUCH TRAFFIC. THANKS. I APPRECIATE IT. THAT DESERT’LL KILL A MAN
IN FOUR HOURS. I’M GLAD YOU STOPPED. WHAT DO YOU DO? I WORK FOR THE GOVERNMENT. JIM PRUFROCK. B.R.B. WHERE ARE YOU HEADING? PUSH. YOU KNOW THIS GIRL? SURE DO. SHE’S MY WIFE. SHE’S YOUR WIFE? YEAH. HAPPY AS CAN BE. MAKE LOVE LIKE WILD ANIMALS
EVERY OTHER NIGHT. 9:15, JUST LIKE CLOCKWORK. [ LAUGHS ] WELL… THAT’S SOMETHING. WHERE’D YOU MEET HER? A PLACE IN PUSH
CALLED SLOMAN’S. IT’S A GOOD MEETING PLACE. I ALSO KNOW
A GOOD CAR FIXING PLACE. GREAT. YOU KNOW, I WAS AFRAID
THIS WOULD BE LIKE SOMETHING
OUT OF A MOVIE, WHERE MY CAR OVERHEATS
AND I GET HELD UP BY SOME CROOKED MECHANIC
FOR A $1,000 FAN BELT. I KNOW AN HONEST MAN. THERE’S YOUR GUY. AN HONEST MAN, HUH? THAT’S RIGHT.
HIS NAME IS JOB. HEY, NOW.
HOW YOU DOING? THIS MAN WENT AND DROVE
HIS FOOL SELF INTO THE DESERT AND GOT OVERHEATED. IS HE ALL RIGHT? SURE. JUST COLD,
THAT’S ALL. I TOLD HIM
YOU WERE AN HONEST MAN. WHERE’S YOUR CAR? ABOUT 30 MILES
BACK UP THE ROAD. 10 BUCKS FOR THE TOW. ONCE I GET IT HERE,
I’LL SEE WHAT I CAN DO. THAT– THAT’D BE FINE. ANY SUGGESTIONS
ON WHERE I MIGHT STAY TONIGHT? [ SIGN BUZZING ] [ BELL RINGS ] Woman: GOOD EVENING. HELLO. HOW CAN I HELP YOU? I JUST ARRIVED IN TOWN,
AND THE MECHANIC DOWN THE STREET SUGGESTED YOUR ESTABLISHMENT
AS A NICE PLACE TO STAY. I SEE. SO DO YOU HAVE
ANY AVAILABILITY? EXCUSE ME? A ROOM THAT I COULD
PAY TO STAY IN? IT’S NOT THAT SIMPLE,
YOU SEE. WE’RE VERY SELECTIVE
ABOUT OUR CLIENTELE. HOW OLD ARE YOU? 29. MARRIED? DIVORCED. EMPLOYED? YES, MA’AM. BY WHOM? GOOD SOUP, BY THE WAY. UM, I’M EMPLOYED — WHY DON’T I SHOW YOU
TO YOUR ROOM? IT’S $25 A NIGHT. IS THAT OKAY? UH, YEAH. YOUR ROOM
IS IN THE EAST WING. YOU CAN LOOK ACROSS THIS GARDEN
INTO THE WEST WING. NOW, THESE ROOMS
ARE SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT. THE NORTH WING,
HOWEVER — COMPLETELY, TOTALLY,
OFF LIMITS. OKAY? DO YOU UNDERSTAND? I UNDERSTAND. GOOD. HERE WE ARE. YEAH,
THIS WILL BE FINE. HAVE A GOOD NIGHT. [ TIRES SQUEALING ] [ TICKING ] [ BARKING ] [ SLOW JAZZ MUSIC PLAYING ] EXCUSE ME. YOU’LL NEED ONE OF THESE. CAN I GET YOU SOMETHING? UM… YEAH. DO YOU HAVE
ANY NON-ALCOHOLIC BEER? RIGHT AWAY. Woman: WHAT’S YOUR NAME? EXCUSE ME? A NAME… DO YOU HAVE ONE? MY NAME IS JIM. HELLO, JIM. I’M MARY. PLEASED TO MEET YOU. I HAVEN’T SEEN YOU BEFORE,
HAVE I? NO. I JUST ARRIVED
IN TOWN TODAY. WHAT DID YOU ARRIVE
IN TOWN TO DO? SOME WORK. IS THAT THE ONLY THING
YOU WANT TO DO WHILE YOU’RE
IN TOWN, JIM? WELL, I HAVEN’T SE
THAT MUCH OF THE TOWN, SO I DON’T KNOW
WHAT ELSE IT HAS TO OFFER. I DIDN’T MEAN IT THAT WAY. I SEE. SO… SINCE I’M NEW IN TOWN, COULD YOU TELL ME
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS PLACE? IT’S CALLED SLOMAN’S. IT’S A SLOW DANCE BAR. PEOPLE COME HERE TO DANCE
AND HAVE A CONVERSATION. HOW MUCH
DOES A DANCE COST? DEPENDS ON WHAT KIND
OF DANCE YOU WANT. ONE PAYS ANYWHERE
FROM $2 TO $20, DEPENDING ON THE DANCE… AND CONVERSATION. I SEE. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR
IN THIS TOWN, JIM? I’M LOOKING FOR A MAN
NAMED SILAS BODNICK. DO YOU KNOW HIM? NO, I DON’T. [ LAUGHING ] DO YOU MIND IF I GIVE YOU
SOME ADVICE, JIM? GO RIGHT AHEAD. IF YOU’RE GOING TO STAY HERE
IN PUSH, NEVADA, TAKE YOUR TIME. TAKE CAREFUL STEPS. WHY DO YOU SAY THAT? ‘CAUSE THERE’S
A SECRET, JIM, AND LIKE
ALL THE BEST SECRETS, IT’S NOT QUICKLY TOLD. SO… CAN I HAVE THIS DANCE? I’M AFRAID NOT, JIM. LIKE I SAID… SLOW, CAREFUL STEPS. YOU MOVE TOO FAST FOR ME. HELLO. BONJOUR. CAN I HELP YOU,
SIR, MONSIEUR? YES, SIR. I’M HERE ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS. I’M LOOKING FOR AN ACCOUNTANT
WHO WORKS HERE. HIS NAME
IS SILAS BODNICK. WELL, MONSIEUR PRUFROCK, YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO SPEAK
WITH OUR ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT. I’M SURE THEY’LL COMPLY
WITH YOUR EVERY WISH. HE SCORES!
[ Imitates crowd cheering ] WHICH ONE IS
SILAS BODNICK? ALL RIGHT, BOYS,
WHAT DO YOU GOT? WHAT AN ASS. SAME ON THE PAPERWORK. SIGN RIGHT HERE,
PLEASE, PHIL. Woman: WATCH YOUR HANDS. [ LAUGHING ] BLACK 2. YEAH, IT’S BODNICK.
WHAT THE HELL IS YOUR PROBLEM? NO, I DON’T WANT TO — I DON’T WANT
TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS AT THIS TIME OF THE DAY. NO, YOU’RE — LOOK, YOU’RE A VENDOR.
THAT’S WHAT YOU DO. YOU VEND. THE LAST TIME I CHECKED, I WAS PAYING YOU
GOOD AMERICAN MONEY, SO I DON’T WANT TO HEAR
ANY OF YOUR EXCUSES. NOW HOLD ON. GINGER, DID YOU LOG THOSE FAXES
LIKE WE TALKED ABOUT? YES, MR. BODNICK. AND YOU’RE DOUBLE-CHECKING
THE NUMBER BEFORE YOU PRESS SEND? YES, MR. BODNICK, AND LIKE I SAID, I SENT
NO FAXES THIS PAST TUESDAY, SO YOU MUST HAVE SENT
THE ONE THAT YOU GOT
SO UPSET ABOUT YOURSELF. I DON’T THINK SO,
GINGER. I WANT YOU TO CHECK THE LOG
ON THAT THING. IF YOU DIDN’T SEND IT,
WHO DID? NOW… IT’S BUSINESS AS USUAL. OH, AND ONE
VERY IMPORTANT THING — HA HA HA HA. SIR, THIS IS
A RESTRICTED AREA. I SPOKE WITH MR. BODNICK
A FEW DAYS AGO. HE SHOULD BE EXPECTING ME. I’M AFRAID NOT, SIR. WHO THE HELL ARE YOU? YOU SENT ME A FAX
THIS PAST TUESDAY. I SEND HUNDREDS OF FAXES
A DAY. IT CONTAINED A CONSEQUENTIAL
ACCOUNTING ERROR. I ALREADY TOLD YOU I DON’T NEED
A FREAKING ACCOUNTANT. MY NAME IS JIM PRUFROCK. I WORK FOR THE INTERNAL
REVENUE SERVICE. [ CHUCKLES ] SO, UH… THIS FAX I SUPPOSEDLY SENT — IF I SENT IT, I SENT IT TO THE IRS. THAT’S RIGHT. GENIUS. THAT’S RIGHT. WELL… LOOK, I’M NOT GOING
TO TELL YOU ANYTHING, SO WHY DON’T YOU
BEGIN CONDUCTING WHATEVER INVESTIGATION IT IS
YOU THINK YOU SHOULD CONDUCT, AND I’LL GET CRACKING
ON MY END TO FIGURE OUT WHAT STORY
WE’RE GOING TO GO WITH. I KNOW YOU’RE CROOKED,
MR. BODNICK. I KNEW IT THE MOMENT
I FIRST HEARD YOUR VOICE. NOW, THE MONEY
THAT’S EVAPORATED FROM THOSE
ACCOUNTING STATEMENTS — I BET YOU HAVE IT, AND YOU’VE COOKED
THE BOOKS HERE TO HIDE IT, AND IT’S NOT THE FIRST TIME
YOU’VE DONE IT, EITHER. BUT, STRANGELY, THAT’S NOT
WHAT CONCERNS ME NOW. WHAT CONCERNS ME NOW IS THE FACT
THAT THIS ESTABLISHMENT, THE VERSAILLES,
GENERATES THE KIND OF REVENUE THAT THIS KIND OF MONEY
COULD DISAPPEAR AND NO ONE NOTICES
AND/OR CARES. THAT’S WHAT
CONCERNS ME NOW. I’M NOT THREATENING YOU.
I’M REALLY NOT. I’M GIVING YOU ADVICE. NOW, IF YOU DON’T TAKE IT, UM, I PROMISE YOU
THAT YOU’RE GOING TO LOOK BACK
ON THIS CONVERSATION, YOU’RE GOING TO UNDERSTAND THAT I WAS TRYING
TO HELP YOU, AND YOU’RE GOING TO WISH
TO HIGH HEAVEN YOU HAD. THREAT? I AM AN AGENT
OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. YOU JUST COMMITTED
A FEDERAL OFFENSE. SHUT UP. YOU’RE AN IRS SCRUB. YOU WASH MY FLOORS. THE PEOPLE
WHO I WORK FOR, WHO I HAVE
E STONES TO — THESE ARE THE PEOPLE
WHO OWN THE PEOPLE WHO OWN YOUR FATHER. YOU’RE NOBODY TO ME!
YOU’RE NOTHING. WHY DON’T YOU
BE A GOOD LITTLE GIRL AND GO GARNISH
SOME TEACHER’S WAGES WHO FORGOT TO ITEMIZE
HER SCHEDULE “A” DEDUCTIONS? GO RUIN
AN HONEST MAN’S LIFE. IT’S ALL YOU PEOPLE
ARE GOOD FOR. YOU KNOW WHAT,
MR. BODNICK? I AM NOT IN THE MOST POPULAR
LINE OF WORK. AND USUALLY, I DON’T STOOP
TO DEFEND MY VOCATION TO LIARS, FORGERS,
AND CHEATS, BUT I AM WILLING TO TODAY SO THAT YOU UNDERSTAND
JUST HOW SERIOUS I AM. YOU KNOW
HOW THIS COUNTRY WORKS, HOW IT RUNS. MONEY. THAT’S HOW TEACHERS
GET PAID, STREETS GET PAVED. DO YOU KNOW WHY TAXES ARE HIGHER
THAN THEY SHOULD BE, WHY THEY ARE A BURDEN
TO HONEST PEOPLE? DO YOU? FRAUD. YOU. YOU, SIR, ARE THE REASON DECENT PEOPLE
SHOULDER THE ALBATROSS OF AN INEQUITABLE
TAX BURDEN. WEALTHY, GREEDY CHEATS
AND THIEVES. I CAN PLAINLY SEE
YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE. AND IT IS
FOR THE BENEFIT OF THOSE GOOD,
HONEST PEOPLE NOT TO BE THOUGHT WELL OF
BY WRETCHED CROOKS THAT I CHOSE TO PURSUE
THIS OCCUPATION. MOREOVER, IT IS WHY
I NOW INTEND TO MAKE QUITE CERTAIN YOU SEE THE INSIDE
OF A FEDERAL PRISON SOON. AND SHOULD YOU ATTEMPT
TO ELUDE ME, MR. BODNICK, YOU WILL QUICKLY FIND
THAT MY TENACITY IS INFINITE, MY PATIENCE EVERLASTING. YOU WILL NEVER ESCAPE ME. HOWEVER, IF YOU SHOULD
DECIDE TO CONSIDER FOR THE FIRST TIME
THE SOCIAL CONTRACT UNDER WHICH
THIS COUNTRY OPERATES AND TELL ME
WHAT I NEED TO KNOW, I’LL TAKE YOUR NEWFOUND
CITIZENSHIP INTO ACCOUNT WHEN I DECIDE YOUR FATE. AHEM. HERE’S WHERE
YOU CAN FIND ME. YOU PATHETIC BASTARD. YOU’RE NOT EVEN A COP. YOU CAN’T EVEN CUFF ME. WANT TO KNOW
WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME? IN SOUTH AMERICA
IN A POOL. ME AND YOUR WIFE. YEAH, ME AND YOUR WIFE AND CONSUELO
THE POOL BOY… JUST IN CASE HE WANTS
TO HAVE A SHOT AT HER. Grace: IRS. GOOD AFTERNOON, GRACE.
IT’S JIM. HOW ARE YOU? FINE. GOOD. CAN YOU CONNECT ME
TO IRA, PLEASE? SURE. THANKS. HE’S CALLING
HIS SUPERVISOR. RECORD THE CALL.
NOTIFY WALLER. ON IT. LOOKS LIKE BODNICK’S
DIALING OUT ALSO. CHECK IT OUT. LOOK, I-I DON’T KNOW
IF THERE’S MORE THAN THAT, BUT THIS GUY’S
GOT REAL INFO. HE GOT THE FAX
FROM SOMEWHERE. SOMEBODY LEAKED IT. THE S GUY’S
GETTING CONNECTED. BODNICK BORES ME.
GO BACK TO THE FED. IRA. HI, IT’S JIM. THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME. LOOK, I WANTED
TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THIS PUSH, NEVADA, CASE
I’VE BEEN LOOKING INTO. UH, THE LONG
AND SHORT OF IT IS I THINK THERE’S
SOMETHING BIG HAPPENING HERE. I-I DON’T KNOW
WHAT IT IS YET, BUT I THINK WE’RE GOING
TO NEED A LOT MORE THAN ME. I THINK WE’RE GOING TO NEED
A LOT MORE THAN THE IRS. SEE, MY INVESTIGATION
BEGAN TWO DAYS AGO, WHEN I RECEIVED A FAX. SO I LEAVE THE VERSAILLES
AND GO TO THE LIBRARY TO DO SOME RESEARCH
ON THE TOWN’S HISTORY. I GET TO THE MICROFICHE,
AND IT’S SPOTTY AT BEST. WEEKS AND MONTHS
ARE MISSING AT A TIME. BUT ONE THING
BECOMES VERY CLEAR — IN MID-1983,
PUSH, NEVADA, WAS ON THE VERGE
OF FINANCIAL COLLAPSE. DEATHS, STRIPPED DOWN,
THE WHOLE THING. IN JUNE 1984,
THIS LLC — WATERMARK CONSOLIDATED —
COMES IN, BUYS THE VERSAILLES CASINO — OVERPAYING,
IF YOU WANT MY OPINION. AT ANY RATE,
WITHIN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS, A NEW POLICE CHIEF
IS ELECTED, AND THE VERSAILLES PAYS OUT
A DOZEN 7-FIGURE PAYOUTS IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS. AND THEN, AROUND ’85,
THE TOWN TURNS AROUND. PER CAPITA INCOME MOVES FROM $12,426 PER HOUSEHOLD
IN 1983 TO $44,440 IN 1985. NEW BUSINESSES COME IN,
HOUSING STARTS GO UP 300%, CRIME PLUMMETS —
THE WHOLE THING TURNS AROUND. LATE 1985, NO MORE DATA. SO THEN I HAVE GRACE CONTACT
THE STATE GAMING COMMISSION. YES, I WOULD LIKE
TO GET ALL THE FILES… THEY TELL HER THAT ALL FILES
ON WATERMARK LLC AND THE VERSAILLES CASINO
ARE CLOSED ON DIRECT ORDER
FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. STRANGEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN
IN MY ENTIRE CAREER. SEE, I THINK WE NEED
TO DIG INTO THIS, IRA, AND DIG INTO IT DEEP. IRA, WHAT DO YOU THINK? I-I DON’T KNOW, JIM. DOESN’T SOUND
LIKE A BIG DEAL TO ME. WHY DON’T YOU HEAD
BACK HOME TONIGHT AND — AND WE’LL SEE YOU
IN THE OFFICE TOMORROW? WE’LL GRAB AN ARBY’S
OR SOMETHING. ALL RIGHTY, THEN. WE’LL — WE’LL SEE YOU
TOMORROW. SO WHAT’S GOING
TO HAPPEN NOW? N-NOTHING BAD, RIGHT? [ DOG GROWLS ] [ TICKING ] MUST BE THE WATER. EXCUSE ME,
I’M LOOKING FOR MARY. TRY THE VIP ROOM. [ PLAYING SLOW JAZZ MUSIC ] HI. YOU’RE STILL HERE. I THOUGHT
YOU MIGHT NEED SOMEBODY TO DO YOUR TAXES FOR YOU. YOU’RE AN ACCOUNTANT? I’M AN INVESTIGATIVE AGENT FOR THE INTERNAL
REVENUE SERVICE. YOU CAUGHT ME. I HAVEN’T REPORTED
A CASH TRANSACTION SINCE 1996. OH, AND, JIMMY, I ONLY WORK FOR CASH,
OR SOMETIMES A MUFFLER… OR DINNER. I’M IN THE FRIENDS BUSINESS. EVERYBODY NEEDS A FRIEND. I COULD USE A FRIEND
RIGHT NOW. A FRIEND OR A DANCE? IS BOTH
TOO MUCH TO ASK? WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR ME? WELL… I CAN TELL YOU THAT,
GENERALLY SPEAKING — AND THIS IS LEGALLY
PERMISSIBLE FOR ME TO SAY, THOUGH VERY FROWNED UPON — IT’S ONLY WORTH IT
FOR THE IRS TO PROSECUTE IF THE UNDER-REPORTED AMOUNT IS MORE THAN 35%
OF THE TOTAL INCOME. SO… IF YOU WANT
TO UNDER-REPORT, YOU CAN DO SO COMFORTABLY
UP TO 35%. I JUST TOLD YOU
HOW TO CHEAT ON YOUR TAXES. I’LL GIVE YOU
A DANCE, JIMMY… IF YOU PROMISE
TO DO ONE THING FOR ME. WHAT WOULD YOU
LIKE ME TO DO? GO HOME. GO HOME, JIMMY. YOU SEEM
LIKE A NICE GUY, BUT I DON’T THINK
YOU’RE CUT OUT FOR PUSH, SO JUST TURN AROUND,
PACK YOUR THINGS, ZIP UP
YOUR MATCHING SUITCASES, AND GO BACK TO YOUR LIFE OR YOUR WIFE OR WHATEVER. DON’T GO LOOKING
FOR THINGS YOU CAN’T FIND, STARE AT MOUNTAINS
YOU CAN’T CLIMB. IT’LL ONLY MAKE YOU
MISERABLE, AND THAT’S NO WAY TO LIVE. TRUST ME. LIFE’S A LONG WALK UPHILL. DROP THE ROCKS. GO HOME, JIMMY. [ TELEPHONE RINGS ] Silas: THIS IS SILAS BODNICK.
SPEAK AFTER THE BEEP. [ BEEP ] Woman’s voice: FIRST MESSAGE. Jim: MR. BODNICK,
I’M CALLING TO REMIND YOU THAT FOR YOU TO BE CONSIDERED
A COOPERATING WITNESS, I WILL NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU
BY 7:00 P.M. YOU WILL KNOW
THAT IT IS 7:00 P.M. BECAUSE THAT WILL BE EXACTLY 11 1/2 MINUTES
AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN. JUST SO THERE’S
NO CONFUSION. [ BEEP ] MONKEY BOY. MONKEY, MONKEY,
MONKEY BUTTS. MONKEY BOY,
MONKEY NUTS BOY. GET OUT OF HERE!
MONKEY NUT. [ COUGHS ] DO I KNOW YOU? BY NAME AND BY TITLE. MISTER… NOW I HEAR THE VOICE. IT’S GOOD
TO FINALLY MEET YOU, MISTER, UH… FROM WATERMARK. SIT DOWN, MR. BODNICK. MR. BODNICK,
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MANAGE AND CARE
FOR THE DAY-TO-DAY AFFAIRS OF THIS CASINO. WELL, I DO
MANAGE IT, YES. THAT WASN’T A QUESTION.
I’M JUST STATING A FACT. YES. UNDER THE AUSPICES
OF THE AGREEMENT YOU MADE WITH OUR COMPANY,
WHO IS YOUR EMPLOYER. AS THE CHIEF SHAREHOLDER
IN THIS CASINO, YOU ARE TO BE RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE ACCOUNTING, THE BOOKKEEPING, AND THE GENERAL FIDUCIARY
MANAGEMENT OF THIS CASINO. CORRECT? THAT WAS A QUESTION,
MR. BODNICK. YES, YES. EXCELLENT. I’M IN THE RIGHT PLACE. IT FOLLOWS TO REASON
THAT IN ISSUES REGARDING
THE APPROPRIATION AND/OR MISAPPROPRIATION
OF FUNDS… THAT WOULD FALL UNDER
THE PURVIEW OF YOUR DEPARTMENT. UH… NOT A QUESTION,
MR. BODNICK. OKAY. THERE IS A SUBSTANTIAL
AMOUNT OF MONEY MISSING FROM MY SAFE, THOUGH NOT ACCOUNTED FOR
IN YOUR BOOKS. YOUR BOOKS, HOWEVER — VERY POORLY DOCTORED. THEY SEEM SO OBVIOUSLY
TO BE MASKING A KEYSTONE
CRIMINAL UNDERTAKING. UPON EVEN THE MOST
CURSORY EXAMINATION, A LAUNDERING
WOULD BE READILY APPARENT TO ANYONE
WITH A G.E.D. AND AN ABACUS. YEAH, I-I NOTICED THAT.
WE HAVE OUR OWN INVESTIGATOR — SAVE IT, MR. BODNICK. WHO STOLE THE MONEY
IS OF NO IMPORTANCE. IT’S MINOR,
ALMOST INFINITESIMAL, RELATIVE TO OUR — OUR LARGER HOLDINGS. THOUGH SADLY, SEE — YOU MANAGED TO PUT THOSE
AS RISK AS WELL, AND THAT — THAT IS OF PARAMOUNT — PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE. YOU SEE, MR. BODNICK,
WATERMARK CONSOLIDATED, ITS SUBSIDIARIES
AND AFFILIATES — THEY’VE ALWAYS MAINTAINED
A VERY CLOSE, THOUGH SOMEWHAT TENUOUS,
RELATIONSHIP WITH THE IRS. THIS RELATIONSHIP
IS DELICATELY BALANCED, REQUIRES
ALMOST A-A CONSTANT MASSAGE. DO YOU BELIEVE YOU’RE QUALIFIED
TO HANDLE THAT RELATIONSHIP? NO. HA HA. CORRECT. WELL, THEREFORE, SINCE YOU’VE
ENGAGED IN BEHAVIOR WHICH HAS CAUSED
THE RENT COMPANY NOW TO SUFFER
SIGNIFICANT EXPOSURE, SIGNIFICANT RISK, I THINK IT’S FAIR
THE PARENT COMPANY ASKS YOU YOU REMEDY THIS SITUATION
NOW YOURSELF. NOW, THE PROBLEM, MR. BODNICK,
IS THAT IRS INVESTIGATOR. NOW, PLEASE, TAKE STEPS
TO RECTIFY THE SITUATION. YOU RECTIFY IT
IN A QUIET, DIGNIFIED FASHION, NOTHING BUSH LEAGUE,
NOTHING INCENDIARY, BUT YOU RECTIFY THAT
IMMEDIATELY. DO YOU UNDERSTAND? YES. EXCELLENT. YOU HAVE THIS DEALT WITH
BY 7:00. IF IT IS NOT DEALT WITH, YOU WILL SEE ME AGAIN, IT’LL NOT BE SO NEARLY
AS CORDIAL A CONVERSATION, AND THAT SUN WILL SET [ DOOR OPENS ] [ DOOR CLOSES ] [ TELEPHONE RINGS ] [ RING ] Ginger: HELLO? HEY, IT’S ME. IT’S OVER.
IT’S TIME TO GO. YOU MEAN NOW? WELL, LIVE WITH IT, BABY. IT’S A BIG, BAD WORLD
THAT DON’T ALWAYS GO YOUR WAY. LOOK, THIS GUY IS THE CONCIERGE
AT NUT JOB HOTEL. HE’S NOT JUST PLAYING GAMES. WHAT ABOUT THE MONEY? THE MONEY?
DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE MONEY. IT-IT’S IN THE SAFE
IN MY HOUSE. HEY, WE’RE DONE,
AND I’M OUT OF HERE TONIGHT. I JUST HAVE TO CLEAN UP
ONE THING, AND THAT’S IT. Man’s voice: AUDIO
INTERCEPT OFF. [ DIALIN] [ TELEPHONE RINGS ] [ RING ] JIM PRUFROCK. I WANT TO TALK. WHEN? NOW, MY PLACE. I’M NOT INTERESTED UNLESS YOU WANT TO MAKE IT
WORTH THE TRIP OUT THERE. I’LL GIVYOU
WHAT YOU WANT. I’LL GIVE YOU MORE. GET OVER HERE, TOUGHIE, I’LL MAKE YOU
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH. HOW DO I GET THERE? IF YOU’RE ANY GOOD,
YOU ALREADY KNOW. HELLO? MR. BODNICK? ♪ RAMBLIN’ MAN ♪ ♪ TRYIN’ TO MAKE A LIVING
AND DOING THE BEST I CAN ♪ YOU CALLED ME,
MR. BODNICK. HEY, MAN, I’M LISTENING
TO THE FREAKING SONG. ♪ WHEN IT’S TIME FOR LEAVIN’,
I’LL HOPE YOU’LL UNDERSTAND ♪ [ CLICK ] I TOLD YOU
TO SCRAMOOSE, DIDN’T I? I GAVE YOU A WHACK AT IT. YOU CALLED
AND ASKED ME UP HERE. NOW, DO YOU HAVE
SOMETHING TO TELL ME, OR DO I HAVE A REPORT TO FILE
AND CHARGES TO PRESS? YES. YEAH, YEAH, YEAH. I GOT SOMETHING
TO TELL YOU. I WANT YOU
TO TELL ME SOMETHING FIRST. THERE ARE THREE BIRDS
ON A WIRE. ONE OF THEM
DECIDES TO FLAP HIS WINGS AND FLY AWAY. HOW MANY BIRDS ARE THERE? TWO. HA! NOPE. I KNEW IT. THERE’S THREE. JUST BECAUSE SOMEBODY
DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING DOESN’T MEAN HE DONE IT. SEE, THAT’S ME. BUT NOW I’M GOING TO FLY. I’M GOING TO FLY AWAY, BABY.
HA HA! HEY, UH, DON’T SUPPOSE I COULD INTEREST YOU
IN A LITTLE TOOTER. IF THERE ARE
NARCOTICS IN THAT, I WILL INCLUDE THAT
IN MY REPORT AND REFER THE CASE TO THE APPROPRIATE
LOCAL AUTHORITIES. OKAY, WELL, IT’S — IT’S NOT FOR EVERYBODY. YOU’RE WASTING MY TIME,
MR. BODNICK. HEY, HEY! YOU NOTICE ANYTHING UNUSUAL
ABOUT THIS PLACE? IT’S HOTTER
THAN IT LOOKS. YOU LOOK OUTSIDE,
IT LOOKS NORMAL. IT LOOKS NICE.
IT LOOKS LIKE PALM SPRINGS. BUT IT’S HOTTER
THAN IT LOOKS. THIS HEAT
COULD KILL A MAN IN FOUR HOURS. SO I’VE BEEN TOLD. HOTTER THAN IT LOOKS, AND YOU STILL
DIDN’T GO HOME. I’LL SEE YOU IN COURT,
MR. BODNICK. NO, NO, NO! YOU’RE A PUPPY, AND LIKE ALL BAD DOGS, I’M GOING
TO HAVE TO PUT YOU DOWN. I’M GOING TO HAVE TO
PUT YOU DOWN FOR REAL. [ GASPING AND GRUNTING ] GET THE HELL OUT OF PUSH,
JIM PRUFROCK. ♪ LOVE IS A BURNIN’ THING ♪ ♪ AND IT MAKES… ♪ FRANK KUYLER.
NICE TO SEE YOU, FRANK. HELLO. ALL RIGHT, RICHARD,
YOU ALL SET TO GO HERE? I’M ALL SET. NOW REMEMBER,
YOU’RE JUST 15 QUESTIONS AWAY FROM WINNING
THAT $1.2 MILLION. ARE YOU READY? READY. AUDIENCE, ARE YOU READY?
YEAH, WE’RE ALL SET. LET’S PLAY “WHO WANTS
TO BE A MILLIONAIRE.” ♪ WELL, I FELL
INTO A BURNING RING OF FIRE ♪ ♪ I WENT DOWN, DOWN, DOWN ♪ ♪ AND THE FLAMES WENT HIGHER ♪ ♪ AND IT BURNS, BURNS, BURNS ♪ ♪ THAT RING OF FIRE ♪ ♪ THAT RING OF FIRE ♪ ♪ THE TASTE OF LOVE IS SWEET ♪ ♪ WHEN HEARTS… ♪ Silas’s voice: A FEDERAL —
YOU’RE AN IRS SCRUB. YOU WASH MY FLOORS. Ira’s voice: I DON’T KNOW, JIM. DOESN’T — DOESN’T SEEM
LIKE A BIG DEAL TO ME. WHY DON’T YOU
HEAD ON BACK HOME TONIGHT, AND I’LL SEE YOU
IN THE OFFICE TOMORROW? Mary’s voice: TRUST ME,
LIFE’S A LONG WALK UPHILL. DROP THE ROCKS. GO HOME, JIM. Man’s voice: GET THE HELL
OUT OF PUSH, JIM PRUFROCK. ♪ DOWN, DOWN, DOWN,
AND THE FLAMES WENT HIGHER ♪ ♪ AND IT BURNS, BURNS, BURNS ♪ ♪ THAT RING OF FIRE ♪ ♪ THAT RING OF FIRE ♪>>Regis: SORT OF LIKE THE RELATIONSHIP I HAVE WITH GELMAN. WE ALL JUST SAW “PUSH, NEVADA.” AND WOW, I GOT A LOT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT IN THIS ONE. INCIDENTALLY BEAUTIFULLY SHOT.>>THANKS A LOT.>>Regis: VISUALLY STUNNING.>>YEAH, WE WANTED TO DO SOMETHING THAT WAS KIND OF UNUSUAL FOR TV AND INTERESTING AND DIFFERENT, AND THAT HAD A SORT OF CLOSED END MYSTERY COMPONENT AS WELL AS THIS GAME COMPONENT. AND WE BENEFITED GETTING SOME REALLY TALENTED PEOPLE TO WORK ON THE SHOW AND DIRECT THE EPISODES. AND YEAH, YOU JUST WATCHED IT. I HOPE YOU LIKE IT. THIS EPISODE WILL REPEAT ON THURSDAY AT 8:00 ON ABC. THEN YOU’LL BE ABLE TO SEE THE SECOND EPISODE AT 9:00 IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING. IF YOU MISSED IT JUST NOW AND YOU JUST TUNED IN BECAUSE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE REGIS AND THE KELLY –>>Regis: AT NIGHT.>>YEAH, THAT’S THE FANCY VERSION OF THE SHOW. THEN YOU CAN SEE IT AGAIN ON THURSDAY AT 8:00, THEN THE NEW EPISODE AT 9:00.>>Regis: GOOD IDEA. SO YOU WATCH THE CLUES. THERE’S A $1 MILLION PAYOFF IF YOU CAN SOLVE THIS MYSTERY, THAT RIGHT?>>THERE IS. WE’VE LEARNED FROM THE NIGHTTIME SHOWS, THEY WORK BETTER IF YOU GIVE AWAY MONEY. [ LAUGHTER ]>>Regis: YOU KNOW, I DID THAT FOR A YEAR AND A HALF AND I’M OUT OF WORK. [ LAUGHTER ]>>Kelly: BEN, CAN’T YOU JUST GIVE US A HINT WHERE THE $1 MILLION MIGHT BE?>>Regis: CUT TO THE CHASE.>>IT IS FUNNY BECAUSE OUR OFFICE AND EVERYTHING. ONCE WE ANNOUNCED THIS CONTEST, ALL OF OUR COMPUTERS GOT CRASHED. PEOPLE HACKED INTO THE VOICE MAIL. PEOPLE HACKED INTO THE COMPUTERS. I DIDN’T REALIZE WHEN YOU’RE GIVING AWAY $1 MILLION, ALL OF A SUDDEN ALL THESE PEOPLE — BECAUSE WE HAVE TO SIGN SECURITY STUFF. A NEW EXPERIENCE FOR ME.>>Kelly: YOU KNOW THAT $1 MILLION IS UNDER HIS MATTRESS.>>I GOT IT RIGHT HERE!>>Regis: WE HAVE A CLIP HERE AND THERE’S A CHARACTER IN THIS SHOW CALLED MARY WHO IS PLAYED BY SCARLETT SHORVAT. I HAVEN’T SEEN HER BEFORE, BUT SHE LOOKS LIKE A VERY INTERESTING LADY.>>SURE. SHE’S GREAT. SO IS DERRICK CECIL.>>Regis: THE IRS AGENT.>>WE HAVE A PROTAGONIST, THE LEAD WHO WORKS FOR THE IRS. WE’RE TRYING TO GET THE AUDIENCE’S SYMPATHY. ALREADY AN UPHILL BATTLE WITH JOE.>>HE’S FANTASTIC. HE DOES A LOT OF STUFF WITH THE COEN BROTHERS.>>Regis: HE GETS TO PUSH, NEVADA, MEETS THIS LADY AND THIS IS WHAT SHE TELLS HIM.>>DO YOU MIND IF I GIVE YOU SOME ADVICE, JIM?>>GO RIGHT AHEAD.>>IF YOU’RE GOING TO STAY HERE IN PUSH, NEVADA, TAKE YOUR TIME. TAKE CAREFUL STEPS.>>WHY DO YOU SAY THAT?>>BECAUSE THERE’S A SECRET, JIM. AND LIKE ALL THE BEST SECRETS, IT’S NOT QUICKLY TOLD.>>Regis: THROUGH GO. [ APPLAUSE ] THAT’S HOW IT BEGINS.>>I LIKE THAT BROAD. RIG GOT IT ALL FIGURED OUT. SHE’S THE ONE WHO’S GOT THE MONEY. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO BE WITH US. WE APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH.>>THANKS FOR HAVING ME. VERY NICE, PARTICULARLY OVER THE SATELLITE. FEEL LIKE I’M TALKING TO NASA.>>Regis: LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING “PUSH, NEVADA” THURSDAY NIGHT.>>ITS REGULAR TIME SLOT WILL BE THURSDAY AT 9:00.>>Kelly: THANK YOU, BEN. [ APPLAUSE ]>>Regis: THANKS, BEN. STAY WITH US, COMING UP NEXT, BROADWAY’S SONG AND DANCE MAN MATTHEW BRODERICK. WE’LL BE BACK. ♪♪

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