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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:

$22,272,768

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,572,768
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

It marks as the second time a 1990's article written by journalist Marie Brenner was turned into a movie. The first one being The Insider (1999). 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

Watson Bryant: You ready to start fightin' back?
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Connections

Referenced in Evening Urgant: Gérard Depardieu/Dzhizus (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

The Gambler
Written by Don Schlitz
Performed by Kenny Rogers
Courtesy of Capitol Records Nashville
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Upsetting but excellent.
16 December 2019 | by courtjesSee all my reviews

Even as a former prosecutor I would have liked to arrest the FBI and media people who ruined Richard Jewell's reputation, life.I wish at the end the movie clarified how he won some settlements against the offending newspaper and others. Clint Eastwood is truly amazing as an actor and a director.


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