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.

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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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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

The movie's source material includes "The Suspect," a book by Kent Alexander, then U.S. attorney for the northern district of Georgia, and Kevin Salwen, an Atlanta-based editor for the Wall Street Journal in the 1990s. Reporter Kathy Scruggs never disclosed the name of her source, but the authors of the book did. According to "The Suspect," lead FBI agent Don Johnson fed the leak to the reporter. In the movie, the lead FBI agent is given the fictitious name Tom Shaw. 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: You don't talk. I talk. Say it.
Richard Jewell: I don't talk. But I want those guys to know that I'm law enforcement too, just like them.
Watson Bryant: See right there, that's talking. That's what we don't want, OK?
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Connections

References M*A*S*H (1972) 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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Perfect casting!
19 December 2019 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

I'm not a real fan of slow paced long movies... unless they are made by Mr. Eastwood. He captures every tense moment, facial expression, or still scene, and manages to fill in more about the story he is telling. Casting was perfection! Paul Walter Hauser needs awards for his performance. Kathy Bates and Olivia Wilde were on point, as was Sam Rockwell and Canadian wannabe Jon Hamm - who is awesome in his TV commercials lol! Directing was perfect, cinematography great, score in line, and the writing was good. Very enjoyable film and I recommend it. It's a well deserved 9/10 from me


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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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