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Richard Jewell (2019)

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

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Clint Eastwood

Writers:

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

Credited cast:
Olivia Wilde ... Kathy Scruggs
Sam Rockwell ... Watson Bryant
Paul Walter Hauser ... Richard Jewell
Jon Hamm ... Tom Shaw
Kathy Bates ... Bobi Jewell
Nina Arianda ... Nadya
Ian Gomez ... Agent Dan Bennet
Wayne Duvall ... Polygraph Examiner
Beth Keener ... Pregnant Woman
Wendy Prescott Luke ... BG extra
Marc Farley ... Donut Buyer
Victoria Paige Watkins ... Olympus Girl
Mike Pniewski ... Brandon Hamm
Randy Havens
Mitchell Hoog
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American security guard Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely report that he was a terrorist.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Filmnegah [Iran]

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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, this movie was to be directed by Paul Greengrass, but he dropped out to do Jason Bourne (2016). David O. Russell was eventually approached for the project, but a deal never developed. It would be two years until April 2015, Clint Eastwood began to circle the project as his follow up to Sully (2016), but Eastwood chose another in-development project, The 15:17 to Paris (2018), to helm instead. In December 2016, Ezra Edelman, an Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker signed on to helm the project for his first directorial narrative feature film, but dropped out in late 2018 after not getting it off the ground. In May 2019, Clint Eastwood signed back on to direct. 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

[repeated line]
Richard Jewell: There's a bomb in Centennial Park. You have thirty minutes.
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Illuminating
30 November 2019 | by sheldonwiduchSee all my reviews

The timing is impeccable for this film's release. I am very grateful for the film makers who chose to bring this story to light as collectively we are facing the damaging results of "narcissist smear campaigns" and the truth brings peace. Thank you Richard Jewell for your good work to assist blowing the lid off this popsicle stand.


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