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Richard Jewell (2019)

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American security guard Richard Jewell saves many 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 (based upon the article "American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell" by) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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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 saving many lives at 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 »

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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

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Trivia

The second time Jon Hamm has been directed by Clint Eastwood. His very first film role was in Eastwood's Space Cowboys (2000). See more »

Goofs

When the FBI agents are returning the property to Mrs. Jewell, the agents set the boxes down and turn the corner to the kitchen to appear to leave. However, this is an apartment with another apartment next door. The FBI agents would have walked into the kitchen or the pantry instead of exiting the apartment. The pantry closet is seen in other shots of the kitchen. There is only one way in and out of this apartment. 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

References Galaga (1981) See more »

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I Reached the Stars
Written and Performed by Arturo Sandoval
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Two Solid Performances, One Interesting Story
21 December 2019 | by imjaredrossSee all my reviews

I was too young to remember the events of the 1996 Bombing, so this film is my first true introduction to this story and I could not wait to see it. Following the events above it tells the story of Richard Jewell who was portrayed as the bad guy in the events after the bombing. It's a classic story of a man who was framed for a crime he did not commit.

Clint Eastwood is the perfect person to direct such a movie, reminding me of his past films such as American Sniper and Sully. Richard Jewell ends up being a solid movie, far better than Clint Eastwood's worst film to date which was released last year, 15:17 to Paris. It has great performances, tense moments and an intriguing true to life story.

Paul Walter Hauser as Richard Jewell is incredible, finally this guy gets a role that puts him in the forefront and he supplies us with one one the best performances of the year. Kathy Bates can also not be ignored, playing Jewell's mother with such wonderful love and feebleness. It's Kathy Bates at her best.

However, problems arise in this film specifically with the villain of the film played by Olivia Wilde who breaks the story of Jewell's possible involvement. They character is nothing more than over the top, one dimensionally evil. The only thing missing is the twirling mustache. She is by far the films biggest problem.

However, the film pulls through with an emotional roller coaster, great performances and an interesting true story that I'm glad was finally told.


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Official Sites:

richardjewellmovie

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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