“You take care of the boy, I’ll take care of the father.”
He may be a low-life, boozed-up drifter, but Bennie, as played by the superb Warren Oates, does have a personal moral code.
Chasing after a dead body, so he can hack off the head and collect a million-dollar bounty, he comes to identify with the hapless object of his search.
His sense of loyalty doesn’t help Bennie escape his madly-swirling life.
But, in a world of degenerates, it does make him slightly less of a cretin than the guys shooting at him.
So, there’s that.