Graham Waters

Detective Graham Waters and mom

Graham Waters is an African American detective for the LAPD. He is in an interracial relationship with his Latina partner, Ria. He is quite racist towards her and obviously very insecure about their relatiobship.

Graham tries to distance himself from his mother and his criminal younger brother. However, after his brother goes missing, he is forced to deal with them.

Played By
Don Cheadle
Full Name
Graham Waters

Graham Waters Quotes

Well, fuck you very much. But thanks for thinking of me.

Graham

It's the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We're always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.

Graham

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Rick: Why do these guys have to be black? No matter how we spin this thing, I'm either gonna lose the black vote or I'm gonna lose the law and order vote!
Karen: You know, I think you're worrying too much. You have a lot of support in the black community.
Rick: All right. if we can't duck this thing, we're gonna have to neutralize it. What we need is a picture of me pinning a medal on a black man. The firefighter - the one that saved the camp or something - Northridge... what's his name?
Bruce: He's Iraqi.
Rick: He's Iraqi? He looks black.
Bruce: He's dark-skinned, sir, but he's Iraqi, his name's Saddam Hassif.
Rick: His name's Saddam? Oh, that's great, Bruce. Yeah, I'm gonna pin a medal on an Iraqi named Saddam. Give yourself a raise, won't you?

[on the phone] Mom, I can't talk right now, I'm having sex with a white woman.

Graham