No Country for Old Men (2007)
The blurb: Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.
Runtime: 2 hours, 2 minues
Starring: Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson, Kelly Macdonald
Written by Joel Cohen & Ethan Cohen, based on the book No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Directed by Joel Cohen and Ethan Cohen
A Texan named Llewelyn Moss, while out hunting, stumbles across the remnants of a drug deal gone bad somewhere in the desert. He finds bodies, guns and spent cartridges, a stash of heroin, and, of course, cash. More than two million dollars in cash, actually, and Moss, like any sensible person, decides to keep it.
This wouldn’t be a big deal – nor much of a movie – if that was it. At the site, though, Moss also encounters one living person: a nearly-dead, bullet-riddled Mexican man, who says nothing but “agua.” Moss has no water, so he leaves the man there.
While lying in bed that night, however, Moss feels a pang of guilt over leaving the man there, and decides to bring the man some water. This is where things go wrong for our man Moss.
It’s dark when he gets back to the site. He parks his truck nearby and heads down to where he left the man, only to find the man now dead and the drugs missing. But before he can leave, another truck arrives, parked up on the rise beside Moss’s truck. The occupants slash his tires and come after Moss, who barely escapes with his life.