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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.

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Clint Eastwood

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Billy Ray, Marie Brenner (article) | 2 more credits »
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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:

The world will know his name and the truth. 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:

$22,206,109

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,506,109
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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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

Watson Bryant: This is Nadya.
Watson Bryant: She is... , she tells me what to do.
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Connections

References M*A*S*H (1972) See more »

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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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Thrillingly underrated.
16 January 2020 | by francobulgheozSee all my reviews

Let me begin with stating, how the hell did'nt this make it to Best Picture? How the hell did'nt P.W. Hauser nor Rockwell get a nomination for their work?

Richard Jewell is a true amazing story of the reality and sadness of the american system in relation to crimes. There is always an immediate search for someone to blame after a crime happens.

Performances drive the film. Paul Walter Hauser did an astonishing work, having into account both his resemblance to the real Jewell and his amazing acting skills which yet remain unkown to many. Sam Rockwell is one of the best actors working these days, and he should've gotten his 3rd nomination in a row for Best Supporting Actor. Kathy Bates did incredible, she was true and relatable. Others such as Jon Hamm and Olivia Wilde properly fulfilled the picture's ensemble as well.

Clint Eastwood is simply amazing. Being in the industry for over 70 years and still managing to impress. The plot is handled with intensity, and thrilling scenes are to remain in my memory. Though he did a great work, some particular blocking and editing disconnected me for brief moments. Nevertheless, he handled a properly written script and brought a thought provoking story to life with the great aid of the casting chosen.

This film is captivating and gripping from the first scenes already, and it manages to keep you hooked and rooting for the good guys from the moment of the incident.

It's sad to remember this as a true story because it definitively shows how flawed the society we live in is.

Nevertheless, it works greatly as a cinematic piece and I would love to see it again.


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