tv Face the Nation CBS February 21, 2016 10:30am-11:00am EST
huh? yeah. it's about a limo driver who solves mysteries. till his wife leaves him for -- for the love of god! ...the best part -- the feed store manager. right? his wife...tramp -- hey, hee-haw -- move the car! okay? what was that? lug nuts. [ engine turns over ] [ tires screech ] parker: so, i'm todd laurence? [ girls screaming ] ladies, ladies, please, look. for the last time, i am not the tailback for the cornhuskers. go!
what about the crew? remote units are always crewed locally, so they never would have met the director, anyway. right. [ cheers and applause ] that's two handhelds on stage, two steadicams, three slashes, two robos, and a beauty. yeah, that's0 cameras in total. thanks. there's a reason fightingnet turnedo me to find a package to launch their channel. and that's what you want from wells? he's giving me programming. yes, the ufc is booming but the fans want more. real guys in real fights. that's what wells is giving me. that's what he says he's giving you. now, who's paying for all this? my production company. costs us around $500,000. and for that, trust me, you get the best. like our director here. camera three! camera three! move off of her! she's hideous. the chick is packing, trust me. trianna doesn't have any pretty fans? todd laurence ain't happy. i'm not happy. this is some bull. seriously, guys, i thought we were running a professional show here, people. run that back. give me a reay. i'm sorry. d-did i stutter?
in exchange, we get the pay-per-view profits. with wells' fights, we'd start small. maybe 10 bucks a buy. well, that's a quarter of what the ufc charge well, you need to be competitive in this economy. fightingnet thinks we'd get 500,000 viewers, conservative. th's about... that's $5 million. is that a year? sweetie, no. $5 million an event. we'd do five, six a year. so just so we're clear. you spend $500,000 to make $5 million? it's called deficit financing. it's how tv works. and all you need is a product? well, that's what they are -- products. u get the girls with trianna, you get the boys with mma. and there's always another fresh-faced prince ready to go through the singing/dancing mill in florida. occasionally we let one be a lesbian. keeps the press on their toes. i want in. oh! it's not that easy, sugar. i have an agreement. agreement? the man's a fraud.
but guess what. i already stole his best fighter, and have him slotted into a card this week. but wells has already agreed to put up half my production costs. well, how's this? i'll put up all of it. [ chuces ] sweetie, you're talking half a million dollars of your own money. no, no, no. unh-unh. that's not gonna work. well, look, you said it yourself -- you need product, and that's what i've got. you and i -- we understand each other. we think alike. and i've got an equity line on my gym i can tap. you'll have the money tomorrow. well, then, call me when you have your funds together. i'll bring the paperwork. sophie: did you get all that? got it. great job. we should be on our way home by this time tomorrow. you sure about that? and you checked the other place, too? no one's heard of him?
yeah, all right. thanks, jimmy. jed? oh, start printing up the posters. i want a good crowd when fightingnet comes down. jed, listen. also, call logan at the bk, and have him start up the paperwork. jed! remember my cousin jimmy in south dakota? sure, i do. he knows every promoter and manager in the state. never heard of bill wells. is that right? also, ginny says someone came by to visit wells at the hotel. you know who it was? who? jack howorth. mark's father. the kid tank beat up the other night. they're setting me up. want me to call the police? no. no police.
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alex's cousin jimmy is in the fight scene in south dakota. and guess what -- he's never heard of bill wells. [ chuckles ] [ clicks tongue ] sweetie... sweetie. i-i think you're getting a little paranoid. so you think you can come to my town, huh? us country bumpkins, right? 'cause all we n do is kick ass. i'll show you what us ass-kickers will do. whoa. alright. leave her alone. oh, look -- look who's here. wells. so, where's the rest of your crew? in the getaway car? yeah, all right. rker, hardison, break it down. we're out of here. come on. oh, you talk in a wire, huh? pretty fancy. yeah, nothing but the best for you, rucker. yeah, well, we're not all frauds. people do want to see you fight. so why don't you take on tank here? i got five seconds to kill out of my day. no, no, no. not here, tank. but, you know, you're probably right.
but that's the thing. you know, see, you're favored. so i'm gonna need you to take a dive. come on. come on. fine. go back to l.a. or wherever. it's a shame you won't be here next month, when jack howorth's house goes on fire. or in six weeks, when mark has a car accident. but you won't be around for any of that. i'll do it. you don't have to do anything. yeah, i do. and then you lay off the howorths. you do what you have to do and they'll be fine. but i'm betting it all on tank here, so it can't look like a fix. and feel free to use the gym. we don't want anybody to think you're not ready. what? what?
he's right. we couldn't have planned for that. look, you know what i can do? i can re-task a satellite, i can get a level 3 nsa clearance, but i can't hack a hick. all right, it doesn't matter. what do we do now? we can mov the howorths. we're not movi the howorths. all right? this is their home. that means something to people here. yeah, we can't babysit them forever. we've taken out bigger players than this. you know, there's got to be some way... no. no. i take the dive. you sure? give me some time, okay? i've found some funny business in rucker's accounts. i can move some things. forget the fact that we just got beat by barney fife, all right? this is the right move. tactically it's the right move. you all know that. hey! listen, you -- you don't have to do this, you know.
i'm losing a fight, sophie. i'm not diving on a grenade. i'll be all right. yeah, i know. i'm not talking physically. i think my ego can handle it. look, you told me that it's about control, about knowing that you're never gonna be the victim. and that's what keeps you going, right? you think i'm upset 'cause i got to let this guy kick my ass? i learned long time ago, you can't control the violence. i can take the punishment. that's what i do. what i need to control is not out there.
[ cheers and applause ] all right, tank. go for his ribs. all right? engel? did you place that bet? yeah. wasn't easy. no one loc would handle that kind of action, so i had to lay it off on a bunch of different bookies online. well, th's fine. at least i can't get ripped off by one guy. are you sure you want to bet it all? what if this guy doesn't go down like he said? don't worry. he'll go down. i've got an insurance policy.
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so, ur friend knows to stick to the plan, right? he goes down, and i collect on my bet. and you leave the howorths alone. and you get the hell out of my town. all right. listen to me. listen to me. you make it look good, but not too good, all right? [ bell rings ] don't make it go past the second round. man: let's go!
what the hell is he doing? well, you told him to make it look good, didt you? come o now! reel him in! [ cheers and applause fade ] [ sniffs ] you drugged him, didn't you? why?! he alrea said he'd go down! what makes you think i would trust a bunch of lying grifters to keep their word? wake up! get the doctor, parker -- now. no need. it'll be over in a couple of minutes.
eliot's not like other fighters. he doesn't play games. he fights to survive, that's his training. break it up! it takes all his control not to kill somebody. you've just made him more dangerous. you've taken t safety off the gun. [ indistinct shouting ] break it up! break it up! go ahead! get in there! come on, now! break it up! come on. that's enough. come on. let go of him. that's enough. get off him. yeah, we need a doctor here.
tank! all right. everybody out. come on, come on. let's go. hey, lookit. get everyone out of here now. out! come on, everybody! let's go! get out! man: come on. keep it moving. we're closing soon. come on. fight's over, people! let's go! goeverybody out! what the hell just happened? what the hell are you doing?! you could have killed him! you know how much you just cost me? i'm gonna make you pay. make me pay, huh? wead a deal! hey, listen to me! tank is dead! no. no, wait. you killed him. wait a second, doc. look, are you sure? there's nothing i can do. listen! listen to me! he could just be out! i've got to call the police. no police! listen to me! listen -- listen, we can work this out. keep it in the family? i'll make it worth your while. there were hundreds of witnesses,
what am i supposed to do about that? and also, we ain't family. all right. all right. you're right. you're right. you call the police, and i'm gonna -- i'm gonna call the athletic commission. what are you doing? where's tonight's gate receipts? what? the gate receipts! in the safe, as usual. [ safe beeping ] you're running? why? this was an uninsured, unsanctioned fight. i could be on the hook for millions in liability. [ breathing heavily ] there's probably gonna be a manslaughterharge, and i could be an accessory. i'm not taking the fall for that. besides, none of this is worth anything anymore. wait. get out of my way! jed! [ car alarm chirps ]
yep. he's gone. you plant the transmitter? wired to his gps. looks like he's headed to iowa. make the call. jack: what's going on? uh, just give me a sec. doc? you got tank, right? yeah. oh, he'll be fine. should come around in a few minutes. wait, wait. he's not dd? succinylcholine. it's a mild paralytic. it only works for a few minutes. yeah, it was just enough to scare off rucker. so -- so eliot... no, no, no. we found -- we found the drugged water bottle before the fight, switched it out with a clean one. rucker's not too original when it comes to this kind of thing, apparently. so, jonny, you were in on this? mr. ford and his friends came and asked me for help. i told him around here, we always stand up for our own. where's rucker? oh, the iowa state police just got a tip that a fugitive is headed into their jurisdiction. and i'm pretty sure crossing state lines with a bag full of cash won't look too good.
the little surprise in his trunk. i need guns. $6,000 worth. and one of those. like i said, i can explain the money. i can explain the money. man: oh, yeah? how do you explain this? those are not mine! those are not mine! i don't know how they got there! somebody put them there. somebody -- that should hold him off until the irs gets down here. the irs? yeah, the money that rucker makes from these fights? well, it's all in cash. yeah, and he wasn't too good about reporting that income. hardison, his financials. hardison: his money's all over the pce. just give me a minute to plow thorough this, man. just give me some time. i've found some funny business rucker's accounts. all we had to do was flag the government about the tax evasion. rucker won't be coming back to town anytime soon. he doesn't have anything to come back for. he literally bet the whole house on tank.
well, you see, not exactly. engel? did you place that bet? yeah. wasn't easy. no one local would handle that kind of action, so i had to lay it off on a bunch of different bookies online. where's your cousin jimmy now? dr. wertheim: you took a hell of a pounding. we should get you a ct scan. you could have internal bleeding. you let yourself get hammered like that on purpose? that's a hell of a lot of punishment to take. that's what he does. so, with rucker out of the picture, the management of this gym and all the fighters -- it's all up in the air. you guys could use a fresh start. they just need a little direction. i mean, the place could use some spit and polish, but it's solid. you might not be able to fight anymore, but you know the sport. you know what it means to commit to something. so, what do you say?
the right way? plus, you know what? you'll have some seed money from rucker's bet. i mean, enough to get you started. let me get this straight -- you guys want me to be in charge? of all this? of all the guys? they're fighters. like you. you treat them that way, and you'll be fine. what do you say, son? [ chuckles ] thank you. thank you. thank you so much. thank you. [ laughs ] you know, i-if we moved those heavy bags out of the way, we could make room for a video station. yeah. put some mats down, get some grapplingummies. that'll work. pork rind? ugh. they're actually pretty good. [ crunching ]
who supported a lavish lifestyle by robbing your clients blind, in some cases, wiping out their entire life savings. the money was never recovered, and you've shown no remorse for your actions. however, the government has indicated that you have provided substantial assistance in the prosecution of other cases. with that in mind and with credit for time served, the court hereby sentences you to 18 months in prison. [ gavel bangs ] no! [ crowd murmuring ] [ gavel bangs ] order! order! mr. maranjian is hereby remanded into the custody of the u.s. marshal service to begin his incarceration at fort walton beach, florida. we're adjourned. [ gavel bangs ]