John Ryan

Officer John Ryan

Office John Ryan is a racist police officer who molests Christine Thayer after they pull them over for no reason.  The roots of his racism stem from his father's business being ruined by affirmative action.  Ryan somewhat redeems himself when he rescues Christine from a near fiery death after a car crash.

Played By
Matt Dillon
Full Name
John Ryan

John Ryan Quotes

Officer Ryan: [talking on the phone] I wanna speak to your supervisor...
Shaniqua: I am my supervisor!
Officer Ryan: All right well, what's your name?
Shaniqua: Shaniqua Johnson.
Officer Ryan: Shaniqua. Big fucking surprise that is!
Shaniqua: Oh!
[Shaniqua hangs up]

Officer Ryan: You think you know who you are?
[Officer Hanson nods]
Officer Ryan: You have no idea.

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Crash Quotes

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


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.