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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Based on the true story of the 1996 Atlanta Bombing. 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

WSB Channel 2 news footage is with the real Richard Jewell that originally aired. See more »

Goofs

Outside Jewell's apartment early on, there is a post-1998 Mercury Grand Marquis parked in one of the spaces. See more »

Quotes

Watson Bryant: Richard, if you go for a cookie right now, I'm gonna chop off your hands and shove em up your ass! Try eating a cookie then, fucker!
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Richard Jewell (2019) See more »

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CNN Breaking News
Written and Performed by Herbert Lamar Avery
Courtesy of Super Satellite Music
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Good movie
15 December 2019 | by stevestancilSee all my reviews

Any "normal person" who has ever been involved as the subject of a targeted media story can tell you reporters can be monsters. Never an apology, rarely a correction, they just move on the the next story leaving a wake of destruction.


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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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