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.
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.
This movie was originally set up at Twentieth Century Fox, but after the Walt Disney Company acquired Fox's movie and television entertainment assets in March 2019, they passed on the project, and Warner Brothers acquired the rights. This continues Clint Eastwood's longtime relationship with the studio. See more »
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 »
Written by Don Schlitz
Performed by Kenny Rogers
Courtesy of Capitol Records Nashville
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
The difference between a hero and a villain can be one libellous move - 8/10 ⭐
Eastwood has done it again, adding yet another wonderful film to what is a beyond legendary filmography. Based on the real-life story of a heroic security guard turned villain during the '66 Centennial Olympic Park bombing, we see the horrifying extent to which the media can vilify an individual, especially one as kind-hearted as Richard Jewell. So many incredible performances but Paul Walter Hauser... man oh man... his portrayal of the titular man is as deeply affecting and human as anything I've seen this year. Incredible stuff!
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