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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:

Marie Brenner (magazine article), Billy Ray (screenplay)
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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

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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:

$22,100,178

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,200,178
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In one scene Watson (Sam Rockwell) is questioning Richard (Paul Walter Hauser) and one of the questions is whether Richard is friends with any KKK members, which he denies. On the movie BlacKkKlansman (2018) Paul Walter Hauser's character "Ivanhoe" is not only friends with KKK members, but he is one See more »

Goofs

The arcade early in the film features three Galaga machines. Sounds effects are heard from Galaga in the arcade long before anyone starts playing one of the machines. 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

Features Turkey Shoot (1984) 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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User Reviews

 
The Jewell Of Drama Based Biographies
14 December 2019 | by rgkarimSee all my reviews

LIKES:

Decent Pace Strong Acting A Nice Blend Of Facts and Drama, mostly Great Writing and Monologues Hits From Multiple Aspects Emotional Cinematography A True Show Of Friendship

DISLIKES:

A Little Slow At Parts Some Rather Blanche Tales Overdramatic At Parts Not Quite as Dramatic Or Epic Clue Hunting

The VERDICT:

Eastwood knows how to direct a drama and I was very happy to find that I did not leave out here depressed as I have seen in the past. It's got a great heart to it, filled to the brim with the magic of friendship, determination, and what it really means to be a hero. Fantastic film with acting and great use of cinema skills, the movie will certainly be engaging to those that like biographical dramas. It's true that it needs a little fine tuning in the fact vs dramad epartment and could get a little more exciting and complete, but overall, I was very impressed with what Eastwood put together. While not the most special effects palooza, Richard Jewell has quality that would make the trip worthwhile, but most will enjoy the film in their own homes for this one. My review scores recommends:

Drama: 8.0 Movie Overall 7.0


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