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Richard Jewell (2019)

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American security guard Richard Jewell saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely reported that he was a terrorist.

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writers:

Billy Ray, Marie Brenner (article) | 2 more credits »
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How (and Why) 'Richard Jewell' Embraces Offbeat Humor

Richard Jewell director Clint Eastwood joins Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, and Jon Hamm to discuss how they lightened the mood when crafting their dramatic true tale.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Walter Hauser ... Richard Jewell
Sam Rockwell ... Watson Bryant
Brandon Stanley ... Student
Ryan Boz ... Student
Charles Green ... Dr. W. Ray Cleere
Olivia Wilde ... Kathy Scruggs
Mike Pniewski ... Brandon Walker
Jon Hamm ... Tom Shaw
Ian Gomez ... Dan Bennet
Nina Arianda ... Nadya Light
Kathy Bates ... Bobi Jewell
Ronnie Allen Ronnie Allen ... Kenny Rogers Impersonator
David Lengel ... Cameraman
Beth Keener ... Pregnant Woman
Grant Roberts ... Will Jones - APD
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Storyline

American security guard Richard Jewell saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely reported that he was a terrorist.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Based on the true story of the 1996 Atlanta Bombing. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some sexual references, and brief bloody images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Richard Jewell See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,705,265, 15 December 2019

Gross USA:

$22,345,542

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,345,542
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A cut scene from the original screenplay showed Jay Leno mentioning Richard Jewell in his monologue as bearing "a scary resemblance to the guy who whacked Nancy Kerrigan - meaning Shawn Eckhardt, whom Paul Walter Hauser also played in I, Tonya (2017) - another film about an Olympics-related crime. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the press conference with Richard's mother, one of the photographers is using an EOS-1D digital SLR which was not released until December 2001. See more »

Quotes

Bobi Jewell: Why do you keep defending them?
Richard Jewell: I'm not defending, just explaning.
Bobi Jewell: Well, stop it!
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Connections

Referenced in Sardonicast: The Rise of Skywalker, Space Jam (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Macarena
Written by Rafael Ruiz (as Rafael Ruiz Perdigones) and Antonio Romero (as Antonio Romero Monge)
Performed by Los del Río
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Saw it, loved it.
21 November 2019 | by wobblybikeSee all my reviews

I always wonder why some directors make crap movies and others make great movies. Clint Eastwood has one of the greatest portfolios of smart, intelligent, interesting and well acted films. From humble beginnings as an actor he has developed into an iconic director. You know going into the theatre that your going to see an artist at work. This story, this movie is what careers are made off. Go see it.


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