Ryde (2017) Script











WOMAN: [ON PHONE] Hi, baby, it's Casey. I'm just calling to check up on you.

How are you feeling?

Um, I guess I'm feeling better than a couple days ago, but I just... I don't think it's ever something I'm gonna, you know, really get used to.

CASEY: Yeah, I know what you mean.

I don't know how you do it.

Eh, I just do it day by day.

You know, if I did my job right, it's a life saved versus a life lost.


Well, you're ready for my birthday party tonight, right?


Oh, hey, crap. I have to go.

I'm running really late and I haven't even started getting ready yet.

CASEY: Well, we know Marcus is just gonna love that.

All right, I'll see you later.


Ha! Oh, my God, Marcus.

I don't like it when you do that. You scared me.

Then why do you tell me to be here at a certain time and you're not ready until hours later?

Okay, 10 minutes. Mmm.

Ten minutes.

The longer you take, the more I drink.


Whose is this?

JASMINE: Whose is what?

The wallet.

JASMINE: Oh. Um, I found it outside. I was gonna try and return it.

All done.

Thank you, baby. Yeah.

All right.

You know, I think I like the red dress a little better on you.

Okay, well, I think I can not die from your disapproval.


You look great.

You look great too.

Can we please just go have fun tonight?

Can we?


Yeah. Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.


[HIP-HOP PLAYING] # Big Daddy, show me why I wear the crown #

# I'll be good if you'll be nice #

Thank you.

Well, let's go. Okay, I just need to get one thing.

Whoa. # Swing #

Can I please just do one thing really quickly?

Nope. Oh, babe.

Nope. [LAUGHS]

All right. Will you grab my jacket?

Thank you. Mm-hmm.

# Swing, swing, swing it on me #

WOMAN: Yeah, I definitely want to go to Vegas.

My friend Alison, she just took off to Vegas.

She didn't tell anybody.



I wish I can be like that... so spontaneous, just going off a whim.

It's exciting.

There's something romantic about it.

Don't you think?


Man, I'm using my best... my best stuff here.

It's so funny.

[LAUGHS] You are.

I'm glad you think so.

Is your girlfriend funny?

I don't have a girlfriend.

Not ever since I buried my wife.


No wonder you've been a bit distant.

Is it that obvious?

Um, well, I just... I have a good sense about people.

I'm really good at reading them.

Really? Yeah.

But where would you disappear to if you could?



You're... you're already here.

Why LA?

I like the pace of it.

You know, everyone coming and going, keeps it fresh.

I like that.

Well, who are you? Tell me more about you.

I'm an open book.

Well, I look forward to reading the pages.

I'm feeling adventurous.

Do you care to join me?


My place is a bit closer.

Hey. What?

Can you slow down? Come on.

Come on. We gotta get going.

All right, he's about one minute away, okay?


My Ryde car. Ryde car?

Ryde. It's an app.

It's like, um... a taxi, just more comfortable.

More comfortable? Yeah.

In a "my friend is giving us a ride" type of way.

More comfort...


You've really never heard of it?

Don't worry about it. He has five R's up.

Meaning he's not going to kill us.

Karl? Stephanie?

Hop in.


You can just come in. Come on.


Hi. Hi, guys.

How are you? Good.

Uh, so, guys, I'm Karl.

Help yourself to water and gum.

Let me know if y'all want the AC or radio adjusted.

Uh, by the way, I just dropped my new mix tape.

"Thunder," $5.99, in case y'all want a copy.

Thank you.

I think we're good back here.


PAUL: You didn't even give him the address.

STEPHANIE: I put it in the app.

It's okay.




Hey, guys, uh... looks like we're here.

Oh, wow, that was fast.

Thank you so much.

Uh, if y'all enjoyed your ride tonight, here's my card.

STEPHANIE: Thank you. Appreciate it.

You can use my code to request me again.

No matter where I'm at in Los Angeles, I'll come to you. Thanks.

How much do I owe you? STEPHANIE: Are you coming?

Oh, it's all good, bro.

Everything's done through the app.

No more need for cash.


It's not necessary.

Come on, really.

Thanks, man.

Well, why don't you pour us a couple glasses of wine?

Come find me.

STEPHANIE: Are you coming?

Yeah, I'll be right there.


The water's perfect.

Close your eyes.

No peeking.

Turn around.









[VOICE MAIL GREETING] Hey, it's Karl, I got your request. I'll be right there.


KARL: Hey, long time.

So where are we off to? I didn't get an address.

If you don't mind, if I could just direct you?

No problem. Great.

You having a good night so far?

Actually, it's been a bit disappointing.

But the night's still young. I could turn it around.


So what do you do, for work, I mean?

I'm an EMT.

How long have you been doing this?

This whole Ryde? It's been about a year, a year and a half now, give or take.

That's a long time.

We're gonna make a right at the stop sign.

Pretty easy gig, huh? Driving people around.


I make my own sched.

You don't have to check in with anyone?

Nope. Just start the app and drive.

Does anyone ever sit in the front seat?

All right time, but it's whatever you're comfortable with.

You're not scared of a stranger getting in the car with you?

Haven't had any problems yet.

So far, all my passengers have been pretty harmless, unless vomit worries you.

PAUL: And make a right up here.

A lot of nice-looking ladies too.

That's a definite plus.

You must clean up.

Me? Uh...

No, I'm not exactly what you'd call a ladies' man.


Not anymore.


It was pretty bad.

It's crazy how things don't work out.

She gets home on my birthday and basically calls it quits.

Wasn't the birthday present I was anticipating.

Happy belated birthday.

Thanks, man.

Yeah, if you can just, um, just pull up right over here.


Yeah, right here is perfect.


Well, it's been fun.

Actually, if you don't mind just waiting a little bit, I'm gonna run upstairs, grab some things for the night, head back to my girl's place.

Absolutely, man. Take your time.





Mind if I throw my bag in the trunk?

Not at all.


PAUL: Take the scenic route.

I'll direct you. Definitely.

Just, um... just go straight up all the way.


You gotta tell me your secret.

Being myself?

That's not gonna work for me.

PAUL: So how's it going with the ladies? Any luck?

Not yet, but the night's still young.

Well, I figure after all these rides are given, bound to find a decent girl.

Here's hoping.

Ah, just keep refining your game, man.

A nice guy like you?

You'll be just fine.


PAUL: I need a smoke.

Do you want me to pull over for a bit?

Yeah, if you don't mind.

Just, uh, right around the bend here will be great.

Care to join me?

Why not?


So much for trying to quit, right?

My mom always complains.

"These thing'll kill ya!"


Well, killing's better than dying.

What do you mean?

Killing's diminishing something... to take the life away from it.

You decide when to take it.

You make the choice to see the ripples of your decision that affect tomorrow.

Dying... that's a whole different story.

You can't anticipate what you can't control.

That's deep, bro.

It's so serene up here.

That's why I like it.

All the isolation.

I can see my house from here.

Shall we?






Hey, you all right?

Need a jump?

No, I'm okay. Just... having a cigarette.

Can't smoke anywhere around here.

I hear ya.


Have a good night.

Hi, I'm Karl.

Hi, I'm Karl.





Hi, I'm Karl.

Um, where to?

I already put in the address.


Oh, this is good. Right over here, please.




Hi, I'm Karl. Can you hurry, please?


[SIGHS] Yes.

For a much-needed nightcap.

Hi, Stefon?

Yeah, do you mind calling the DJ tomorrow to remind them about the catering event?

Yeah, well, I still have to call Charles about the catering and then pick up the centerpieces.

Oh, yeah. You know, which reminds me, I have to call Cheryl and tell her that her speech has been bumped.

Oh, great. Yeah, okay. Yeah, just do that. All right.

Okay, great. Thank you. Bye.

My staff just needs to get their heads out of their own asses.



Yes. Yeah, I already spoke to Stefon.

Yeah, he's gonna call the DJ. Don't even worry about it.

Yeah, of course.

Okay, yeah, so now that I have you on the phone, can you please call Cheryl and tell her that she will no longer be doing her speech?

Yeah, I know.

Yeah, I know how she is.

Well, I would call her myself, but I just don't want to.

Mm-hmm. Yeah, okay, great. So just do it.

That's why I'm asking you.

Okay. Okay, thank you.

Oh, you missed the turn.

Excuse me, you missed the turn.

I can't believe this. I'm already running behind.

You can just make the U-turn up here.

Pull over!

Pull over, now!

Look, I just ended the... I just ended the ride.

Can you just please stop the car?

What do you want? You want money?

What? You want some money? Here, just take it.

Come on, please, just pull over the car.

I won't tell anybody.

I won't tell anybody!

Just please open... [CRYING] Let me out.

Oh, please, just let me out!
















Hi. Karl. Hi, Karl.

Um, we're going to go to the Blue Kat Lounge.

Do you know where that is?

Do you have the address?

He's got it.

You got it, right?

Yeah, see, he's got it.

Hey, bro, hey, can you roll this window up right here, man?

You're totally fucking up my hair.

Pump some AC back here, all right?

Love, did you drive to me?


Don't start with me.

Busy night?

Yeah. How about you?

Oh, we have a friend's birthday.

We're going to stop in for a drink and then it's his turn.

His turn?

You like Jason's parties too.


But Casey's my friend and it's her birthday, so I would just like to stay for a little while.

All right, J. But we can't stay all night, or else we won't make it to Jason's.

No, it's fine, but it's her birthday.

I don't want to be rude. I don't want to be rushed.

All right.

Okay, we'll leave by 11:00.

How's that sound?




Thank you very much.

Have a good night, okay?

MARCUS: Yo J, 11:00. I'm coming.

MARCUS: Let's go.

Hey, guy.

Hey, I don't want to be here all night.

Okay, I know. Okay?

Yeah. But we just got here, so...

I just want to make... you know.

I just don't want to be here all night.

Okay. All right, this guy.

Come on.

Hey, I'm gonna go fix my hair 'cause of the...

Order me a Guinness, all right?


Hey, what can I get you?

Can I get a water and lime and a Guinness?

We're actually out of Guinness.

Just the water is fine for now, thank you.

You're here! Oh, yay, happy birthday!

Oh, my God!

Please tell me you left Marcus at home.

Cas... come on, no. He's in the bathroom.

Ugh. How's that going?

Uh, it's not good, but it doesn't matter because we're here.

And this is my awesome friend and it's her birthday, so who's going to buy her a round of shots tonight?


You're going to be well taken care of tonight. And this is the best.

Yeah, that's all she needs... more shots. Oh.


Happy birthday.

Thanks, Marcus.

All right. Yeah.

Hey, where's my drink? Oh, they were out.

Out of Guinness? Yeah.

That's not strange to you?

You didn't think to order me something else? CASEY: Ugh.

I didn't know what else you would want. You didn't know what I would want?


Yo, Jase?

Yeah, I'm still here.

Yeah. Cool. What?

Oh, playa! Whoo!



Hey! Hey, hey, hey, hey. Hey.

Hey, what up, man?

Um, did Simiko call you a Ryde?

Nah, man, but she'll find another ride.

Besides, I got cash, so let's go.


My friends, they like to call me Double T!

So we're friends?

Oh, hell yeah, man. Double T's everybody's friend.

All right.

Where to?

We're just going to Brentwood.

Head up Wilshire. I'll direct you.

[HIP-HOP PLAYING] # Yeah, yeah #

# I'm gettin' dough, I'm gettin' guap #

# I throw it up and let it drop #

# I said I'm gettin' dough, I'm gettin' guap #

# I throw it up... # [CELL PHONE RINGING]

# 'Cause I got money... # You can answer that.

# 'Cause I got money... # Double T knows, man.

He just likes this motherfuckin' song.

# 'Cause I got it, I got it, bitch, you don't... #

Hey, yo, Willis, where you at?

WILLIS: Yo, man, I'm on my way, soon as I finish up with these honeys.

You know how it is. Aww!

Hell, yeah, motherfucker.

WILLIS: What's up? Where you at?

I'm just in a Ryde.

WILLIS: You got a chick driver?

Nah, man. Aw, man.

I'm just ridin' with Karl.

Yo, say "what up," Karl.



Yeah, anyway, man. Yo, you grab your girl and some Tinder hotties and you head up to the club, all right?

WILLIS: Yeah, I got you.

Double T does not fly solo. I got you.

I'll see you there. # I'm gettin' dough #

# I'm gettin' guap #

# I throw it up and let it drop #

# I say, I'm gettin' dough, I'm gettin' guap... #

PAUL: Double T, you should put your seat belt on.


You should put your seat belt on.


Your seat belt, you should put it on.

Oh, no, man, I'm good.


Oh, fuck. Shoot, man.

I'm... Are you okay? I have a first-aid kit in the back of the trunk. I'll pull over.




Hey, Karl, I'm gonna need that bag.

Thanks, buddy.

Hey, would you mind stepping out so I can clean you up without getting a mess on the car?

Oh, yeah, man. Double T's hurting pretty bad, but he does not want to mess up your ride.

Right, just go ahead and tilt your head back.






Jasmine? What's going on?

I don't understand why you're so upset.

You made me come to this dump.

You had a good time.

Me hanging out with your friends... your slutty friends... it's not a good time for me.

I did not disrespect your friend.

Don't disrespect mine.



All right, well, all my friends are dope.

What do you want me to say?

Hi, just one hot dog. One hot dog? Okay.

Hi, there. Uno, por favor.


Can I just do a hot dog?

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Do you want everything?


Okay. Thank you.

Oh, no, no, no, no. It's okay.

Ah, here. Thank you.

Thank you, though.

Do I know you?

You're that Ryde driver.

Blue Kat Lounge. Yeah, that's right.

Okay, been thinking about it.

You're right. If you don't want to go, you don't have to.

But I want you to go.

Come here. No, don't touch me.

Okay, fine. Don't.

That's embarrassing.

You okay? Yeah.

Just a little embarrassed.

I'm still on the clock.

I can find myself better.

All right.

No, no, no, don't worry about it. I'm good.

Hey, I'm coming with you.

Marcus... I'm coming with you.

Hey, pal, 4233 Vine Street.

Hey, can you turn on the radio?



J, I don't want to keep doing this.

So you're just not going to talk to me?

This isn't going to work if you resent me.

What do you want me to do?

This is hard for me.

For you? Yes.

No, this... this is my burden.

Oh, just you?

Not me?

Like... like I don't want a family too?

You know, Jasmine, sometimes, you can be a real self-centered bitch.

[TIRES SCREECH] MARCUS: What the fuck, man?

What's your problem?

What the hell, dude?

Hey. Hey, get off me, man.





Hey, buddy. [CLICKING]

Buddy? Yeah, we're here. [DOOR HANDLE CLICKING]

Can you unlock the door?


Please, um... call me direct.

Issues with the promo, you know, if you need a ride.

Okay, thanks.

MARCUS: Let's go, J. All right, I'm coming.


# Follow me and get no peace #

# And I'll say don't you stray #

# Too close to me #

# This dark side #

# Careful 'round me as you breathe #

# Follow me and get no peace #

# I warned #

# And you swore #

# You could handle #

# My crazy #

# Stay where you stand #

# Don't come nearer #

# You search for home #

# Just get stone cold #




Hi, Officer. How may I help you?

I'm Officer Puente.

I'm gonna need to see your license and registration.

May I ask what this is pertaining to?

You're about to get a ticket.

You're parked in the red zone.

You're not allowed to park here, even if it's in idle. Ah.

I'm so sorry, sir.

I didn't even realize that.

I can just pull up a few feet, get out of the red?

License and registration.

See, there they are there. Those are my passengers.

Oh, you're a Ryde driver?

Yes, sir.

How you doin'? Thank you.

Don't give our friend here a ticket.

I mean, it was our fault. We made him wait.

Yeah, Officer. We were just helping our friend.

I'll try not to.

All right, now, you guys gonna be okay?

WOMAN: I think so. We're in good hands.

So, where we going? Okay.

So I'm gonna let you off with a warning this time.

Thank you, Officer.

Just make sure they get home safely, okay?

Absolutely, sir.

Have a good night.

Can you put that away, please? Thank you.


Okay, she's... she's the one doing it. She's like...

Can you step out of the car for a second?

Yes, Officer.


What seems to be the problem, Officer?

Your light's flickering.

Oh, yeah, that. It... it happens.

Well, pop the trunk.

It's usually a faulty connection.

I see it all the time. It's just loose.

But I can fix it.

Normally fixes on its own.

Oh, just pop the trunk anyway.

You don't want to get pulled over twice in the same night, right?

Come on, so these girls can get home safely.

It'll just take a second.

Hey! It stopped flickering.

I guess you were right. Told ya.

Happens all the time.

I'll fix it out ASAP.

Make sure you do.

She gonna be okay? Oh, she's fine.

I mean, although, you may want to hang her head out the window.


Mmm, so soft.

You girls have fun tonight?

You were amazing back there. Yeah.

Like, so hot.

Stop it. I'm sorry, Karl.

She's had a little bit too much vodka.

Oh, so much vodka.

Yeah, baby. Whoo.

Do you mind making an extra stop?

It's on the way.

Sure. What's the address?

Oh, I'll just tell you where to go.

Dude, like, you have to tell him.

Oh, my God, you're right.

Just head up 6th and then I'll tell you where to turn.

So, Karl, where are you from?

You're so handsome.

Kind of reminds me of my ex.

Everyone, like, reminds you of your ex.

Yeah, well, he was hot. Who is this guy?

Oh, shit, you should've turned back there.

I mean, it's okay. It's not my credit card.

WOMAN: It's okay.

Just turn right here and then it's straight.

I promise.




PAUL: So is your friend coming?

[WOMAN GIGGLES] Oh, my friend's right here.

He never lets me down. No, he doesn't.


[COUGHS] Whoo!



You know, if you wanted to end your night, you could come to this amazing party with us.

No. Oh, my gosh, yes.

How fun!

Not you, silly.

You guys should probably settle down.

Um, that's not gonna happen anytime soon...

Yeah, don't be lame, Karl.

Yeah, you know you want some.

Yeah, join us.

Yeah, let's go for a dip.


Home sweet home.

Meet us in the pool! Yeah, don't take too long.


He's so hot.













Mmm. Brooke, you're the best.





Hi, Jasmine.

Hi, Karl.

Just you?


All right. Where to?

Um, it's 211 East 14th Street.

It's in Long Beach.

Sorry, it's kinda far.

It's okay. I am at your disposal.


Hi, Casey.

Yeah, I'm on my way home now. I'm in a Ryde.

I hope you had a better night than I did.

It's just Marcus.

I don't know, he was just being a jerk all night, ever since he got there.

I just asked him for a couple of hours.

God, it was just bad. It was just all-around bad.

Well, I can't wait to hear all about it, all right?

I'll hear about it when I get in.

I'm just gonna stop in and pick up a few things.


Okay. All right, bye.

Long night?

I'm sorry, what? Long night?

I didn't mean to overhear. It's just kind of hard not to.

It's okay. I'm sure you guys hear all kinds of crazy things.


Kind of like being a therapist.

But cheaper.

Listen, I know it's not a leather couch or anything, but if you want to open up...

No, thank you.

I'm good.

He didn't seem to really care about you.

Excuse me?

No, it's just not that simple.

Sometimes it is.

Sorry, I don't mean to pry, I just see it all the time.

He was just... Being a jerk?

Look, you seem like a really nice guy, but you're a bystander.

So you really don't know what you're talking about.


Doesn't it make more sense to hear my non-biased opinion?

You just seem like someone that has a lot to offer, besides your obvious beauty.

Thank you. That's... that's very nice of you to say.

Everything okay?

Actually, you know what?

I think, um, I think I left something back at the party.

Would you mind turning around, please?

What did you leave?

I, uh...

I think I'm gonna be sick.

Can you please pull over the car?

Can you please pull the car over?

You okay? Mm-hmm.

Oh, God.

Oh, God, I feel like I'm gonna be sick.

You okay? Mm-hmm.

What are you doing?

Hmm? I just... God, get off of me!


























It's okay, it's okay.

It's okay. I'm gonna go get the nurse, okay?


Calm down. Just lay back. Just lay back.


You went through quite an ordeal.

MARCUS: Just relax.

What happened?

Baby, you were in an accident.

You were in an accident, but you're okay.

You're okay.

Look here.

You and your baby are going to be just fine, but you have to take it easy.

Sorry. Excuse me?

MARCUS: Did you say baby?

Yup, baby.

CASEY: Oh, my God.

NURSE: Surprise. MARCUS: What?

J? Did you know?

Baby? Baby, you're pregnant.

Baby, I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry, baby.

No. I'm hoping you forgive me.

Please. Please forgive me.

I love you so much.

I love you so much.

I love you so much.

I'm sorry, baby.

It's gonna be our family, okay?

NURSE: But you have a visitor.

And I don't think it can wait.

Miss Jasmine Baker?

Yes, that's me.

I'm Detective Ramirez.

I know this is a delicate time, but we need you to come down and identify the driver's body.

Right now?


Jazzy, I'll go with you.

Hey, if you don't mind, I'll take her.

Just breathe. You're okay.

Yeah. You ready?



Oh, my God.

Oh, no, no, no, I can't. I can't.

MARCUS: It's all right. Just breathe, okay?

It's all right, all right.

Take your time.

Just take your time.

That's not... that's not the driver.

I'm sorry, that's not the driver.

Baby, no more.

Karl Shafer?

This is the guy we pulled out of the front seat of the car.

No, that's not him.

I mean, it kind of looks like him, I guess, a little bit.

You sure? You sure? I don't...

RAMIREZ: Wait, wait, wait.

You hit your head pretty hard before.

Take your time.

Take another look.

This guy might be Karl.

But it's not him.

It's the wrong guy.




# Holla at me if you need me # # These days got you goin' in the maze #

# And you feelin' it ain't easy # # They say strength isn't wisdom #

# And you're ready to know # # Let the truth be the path, open windows #

# So if you need me # # These days got you goin' in the maze #

# And you feelin' it ain't easy # # They say strength isn't wisdom #

# And you're ready to know # # Let the truth be the path, open windows #

# Uh, holla if you need me, I'm available #

# I don't even gotta check my schedule # # Remember back when people did me terrible #

# Now they want to try to get it high like an edible #

# Center DeMille, DeVille at the skill #

# Only kick it with the real so we never get chill #

# You in the rearview when I do a buck 30 #

# And from my beer, I can tell if you're trustworthy #

# This is beat does winter, this is Ray Summer #

# I'm just bein' patient 'cause I know my day's comin' #

# Homey get a little bread and it change number #

# Call the restaurants 'cause them niggas claim jumpers #

- # What do you call? What do you call? # # Fakes #

# I'm destroyin' 'em all, destroyin' 'em all # # My day one #

# Know who they are, they know who they are #

# And I'm only one call away, so holla at me if you need me #

# These days got you goin' in the maze # # And you feelin' it ain't easy #

# They say strength isn't wisdom... #

# Follow me and get no peace #

# And I'll say don't you stray #

# Too close to me #

# This dark side #

# Careful 'round me as you breathe #

# Follow me and get no peace #

# I warned #

# And you swore #

# You could handle #

# My crazy #