Written by Mr. Mouseburger 31st Mar 2006
Kindly submitted by Kooshmeister
"Bowtie" Driver is one of Al Capone's men, so nicknamed because of his penchant for wearing bowties. Next to Frank Nitti (q.v.) he is one of Capone's most ruthless men, and even assisted Nitti in the murder of Jim Malone (q.v.).
Following the hit on Malone, Bowtie is supposed to get Walter Payne, Capone's accountant, out of Chicago so he cannot testify against Capone in court. But the revelations from Malone mean that Ness and Stone are waiting for them at the train station and an epic gunfight erupts on the train station staircase, all shot rather stylishly in slow motion.
Bowtie survives despite two shots to the shoulder and as a last gambit, he grabs Payne and threatens to kill the bookkeeper unless Ness and Stone lets the pair of them go. The bookkeeper is not used to such excitement and he has cacked his pants and is promising Ness he will tell him whatever he wants if Ness will rescue him from this nutter.
A slight impasse ensues, as Ness weighs up the options (or to be more cynical about it, to increase dramatic tension). With noone making a move, Bowtie ups the stakes, giving Ness to the count of three to release them.
Stone positions himself into a cool action pose, while Bowtie regrets not using a more reliable deodorant
Ness asks Stone, "You got 'im?" Stone replies, "Yeah, I got 'im." Poor Bowtie doesn't make it past one before Stone shoots him right in the head, and with blood pouring out of his mouth Bowtie falls down dead. Stone then quips, "Two!"
Bowtie pays the ultimate price for not remembering what number comes after one.....