A post-apocalyptic tale of one man's quest to deliver a sacred tome to a sanctuary in the West. He'll resort to violent measures if anyone tries to stop him. The writer, Gary Whitta, is an old friend of the Tested guys.
Tom Waits plays the engineer in a film, he wrote a song called "Goin' out west", ironically the main character in this film says that he is heading west.
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Dear Lord, Thank you for giving me the strength and the conviction to complete the task you entrusted to me. Thank you for guiding me straight and true through the many obstacles in my path. And for keeping me resolute when all around seemed lost. Thank you for your protection and your many signs along the way. Thank you for any good that I may have done, I'm so sorry about the bad. Thank you for the friend I made. Please watch over her as you watched over me. Thank you for finally allowing me to rest. I'm so very tired, but I go now to my rest at peace. I fought the good fight, I finished the race, I kept the faith.
PlotThree decades after a war puts the world in a post-apocalyptic state, a man named Eli makes his way to the west on foot, carrying a book that is of some importance. Eli passes through a town to get some water. He gets into fight and says a scripture from the bible, grabbing the attention of Carnegie, the man who oversaw the construction, and helped build the town. Carnegie asks to see Eli, hoping to find "a particular book" that he thinks Eli may have. Carnegie explains that he has been searching for this book for a while, with a group bikers (That Eli had gotten into multiple fights with) looking for the book, and asks Eli if he has this book. Eli tells him that there is nothing that somebody could offer that would make him give up his book. Carnegie gives Eli a room in the town, and makes his blind mistress Claudia send her daughter, Solara to seduce Eli in an attempt get the book. He turns her down, but tells her he can stay with him for dinner, served by Claudia. Before they eat, he shows her how to pray, and tells her about life before the war, which appears to be a rarity. The next morning, Solara shows Claudia how to pray, and Carnegie sees this and attacks Solara, then forces her to describe the book, and she makes a cross with her fingers. Carnegie now knows that Eli has the book that he is looking for, a Bible. Eli then escapes his room, then gets attacked by Carnegie's men, but he kills most of them, and shoots Carnegie in the leg with a shotgun. Solara then follows Eli and convinces him to let her follow him to the west, on the condition that she shows him the town water supply, but he traps her in the supply and leaves. Solara escapes, and is attacked by two men, but is saved by Eli when he shoots them with a bow and arrow. He then really lets her follow him, and they walk until they find a house. But when they try to investigated, they fall into a trap door, and meet the house's residents, Martha and George, who invite them in for tea. Eli deduces that they are planning to kill and eat them, as their hands are weak from eating human meat. When they try to escape, they are met by Carnegie, and many of his men. Eli, Solara, George and Martha hole up in the house, and George reveals his stash of weapons, and a gunfight ensues, with most of Carnegie's men dead along with Martha. The fight ends when one of Carnegie's men uses a RPG on the house, where George, Eli and Solara give up, and Eli hands over the bible, and gets shot in the stomach by Carnegie. Solara is captured and placed in a car with some of Carnegie's men, who she kills. She then drives the car back to Eli, and they make their way to the Golden Gate bridge. They then row to Alcatraz, where they find a group of survivors dedicated to finding and preserving knowledge from before the war. Eli tells them he has a King James bible, surprising Solara. They meet the curator, Lombardi. Eli then reveals the fact that he is blind, and recalls every word of the bible to Lombardi, and dies from his wound. Carnegie opens the bible, and upon discovering that it is written in braille, gives it to Claude, who refuses to read it to him. Carnegie then realizes that he will die from his leg wound, and his men start to leave him, realizing he has almost nobody working for him alive. Solara, instead of living in Alcatraz, takes Eli's weapons and jacket, and heads back east.