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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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 »

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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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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 »

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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

Richard Jewell: Oh, Lord. They told us in training. "You ever see the bomb guy go pale, run."
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Features Today (1952) See more »

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I Reached the Stars
Written and Performed by Arturo Sandoval
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The difference between a hero and a villain can be one libellous move - 8/10 ⭐
15 December 2019 | by pere-25366See all my reviews

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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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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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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