Security guard Richard Jewell is an instant hero after foiling a bomb attack at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, but his life becomes a nightmare when the FBI leaks to the media that he is a suspect in the case.

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writers:

Billy Ray, Marie Brenner (based upon the article "American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell" by) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Based on the true story of Richard Jewell, a security guard who discovered a bomb and saved many lives at a concert at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. He was seen as a hero by many and a suspect by the FBI and press.

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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 »

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Trivia

Paul Walter Hauser gained 25 pounds for the role. See more »

Goofs

During the press conference towards the end of the film, Watson Bryant refers to Bobi as the 113th victim of the Olympic Centennial Park bombing. In actuality 2 people were killed and 111 people were injured in the bombing making her (if anything) the 114th victim. See more »

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

Referenced in Evening Urgant: Gérard Depardieu/Dzhizus (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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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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Official Sites:

richardjewellmovie

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:

$43,745,542
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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