Ryde (2016) Movie Script

[rock music playing]

[glass squeaking]

[siren wailing]

[distant sirens wailing]
[cell phone ringing]
[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.
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.
Well, we know Marcus
is just gonna love that.
All right,
I'll see you later.
[suspenseful music playing]
-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.
Ten minutes.
The longer you take,
the more I drink.
Whose is this?
Whose is what?
The wallet.
[Jasmine] Oh. Um,
I found it outside.
I was gonna try and return it.
All done.
-Thank you, baby.
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.
-I... [stammers]
-[Jasmine sighs]
You look great.
You look great too.
Can we please just go
have fun tonight?
Can we?
-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.
- Swing
Can I please just do
one thing really quickly?
-Oh, babe.
All right.
Will you grab my jacket?
-Thank you.
Swing, swing,
swing it on me
Yeah, I definitely want
to go to Vegas.
My friend Alison,
she just took off to Vegas.
She didn't tell anybody.
[muffled dance music thumping]
[patrons chattering]
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.
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.
But where would you
disappear to if you could?
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.
-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?
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.
Hop in.
You can just come in.
Come on.
-Hi, guys.
-How are you?
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.

You didn't even
give him the address.
I put it in the app.
It's okay.

[siren wailing]

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.
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.
-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.
Are you coming?
I'll be right there.

The water's perfect.
Close your eyes.
No peeking.
Turn around.
[Stephanie gasps softly]
-[Stephanie screaming]

[water splashing]
[water splashing]
[line ringing]
[voice mail greeting]
Hey, it's Karl,
I got your request.
I'll be right there.
[electricity crackles]
[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.
You having
a good night so far?
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.
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.
[turn signal clicking]
Yeah, right here is perfect.
[Karl sighs]
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.
[distant siren wailing]
Take the scenic route.
-I'll direct you.
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.
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!"
[lighter clicks]
Well, killing's
better than dying.
What do you mean?
Killing's diminishing
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.
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?
[engine starts]
[engine revving]
[Karl gasping]
[car beeps]

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?
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.
[cell phone ringing]
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!

[Paul grunting]
[blood squelches]

-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.
Yeah. But we just
got here, so...
I just want to make--
you know.
I just don't want
to be here all night.
-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?
-[people cheering]
You're going to be
well taken care of tonight.
And this is the best.
Yeah, that's all
she needs--
-more shots.
Happy birthday.
Thanks, Marcus.
All right. Yeah.
-Hey, where's my drink?
-Oh, they were out.
-Out of Guinness?
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?
[phone buzzing]
Yo, Jase?
Yeah, I'm still here.
Yeah. Cool. What?
Oh, playa! Whoo!

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?
Yo, man, I'm on my way,
soon as I finish up
with these honeys.
-You know how it is.
Hell, yeah, motherfucker.
What's up? Where you at?
I'm just in a Ryde.
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?
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...
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.
[tires screech]
-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.
[Double T groaning]
[car beeps]
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.
[train whistle blowing]
[Paul grunting]

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?
-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.
That's embarrassing.
-You okay?
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.
-I'm coming with you.
Hey, pal,
4233 Vine Street.
Hey, can you turn on
the radio?
-[soft music playing]
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?
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, get off me, man.
-Hey, buddy.
-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
[sirens wailing]
[car dinging]
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.
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?
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.
[woman laughs]
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.
[rap music playing]
Mmm, so soft.
You girls have fun tonight?
-You were amazing
back there.
Like, so hot.
-Stop it.
-I'm sorry, Karl.
She's had a little bit
too much vodka.
Oh, so much vodka.
-Yeah, baby.
Do you mind making
an extra stop?
It's on the way.
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.
It's okay.
Just turn right here
and then it's straight.
I promise.
[doors open]

[doors open]
So is your friend coming?
-[woman giggles]
Oh, my friend's right here.
-He never lets me down.
-No, he doesn't.

You know, if you wanted
to end your night,
you could come to this
amazing party with us.
-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.
[Karl clears throat]
Home sweet home.
-Meet us in the pool!
-Yeah, don't take too long.
[women giggling]
He's so hot.

[woman giggles]

[whimpers, cries]


[woman sighs]
Mmm. Brooke,
you're the best.

[phone bleeping]

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.
[cell phone ringing]
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.
[Paul laughs]
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?
Oh God.
Oh, God, I feel
like I'm gonna be sick.
-You okay?
What are you doing?
-Hmm? I just--
-God, get off of me!
-[Jasmine] No!
-[Paul screams]

[Paul grunts]
[Jasmine groaning]
[both grunting]
[Paul grunts]

[Paul gasping]
[Jasmine grunting]
[Paul grunts]
-[Jasmine shouts]
-[tires screech]
[Jasmine shouting]
[Paul shouting]
[tires screeching]
[Jasmine shouts]
[both shouting]
[electricity crackles]

[siren wailing]
-[monitor beeping]
-[voices murmuring]
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.
[Jasmine moaning]
You went through
quite an ordeal.
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.
Oh my God.
-[nurse] Surprise.
-[Marcus] What?
J? Did you know?
Baby, you're pregnant.
Baby, I'm so sorry.
I'm so sorry, baby.
-I'm hoping you forgive me.
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?
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.
-You ready?
Oh my God.
Oh, no, no, no,
I can't. I can't.
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--
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