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White Boy Rick (2018)

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The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

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Yann Demange
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew McConaughey ... Richard Wershe Sr.
Richie Merritt ... Rick Wershe Jr.
Bel Powley ... Dawn Wershe
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... FBI Agent Snyder
Brian Tyree Henry ... Detective Jackson
Rory Cochrane ... FBI Agent Byrd
RJ Cyler ... Rudell 'Boo' Curry
Jonathan Majors ... Johnny 'Lil Man' Curry
Eddie Marsan ... Art Derrick
Taylour Paige ... Cathy Volsan-Curry
Bruce Dern ... Grandpa Roman 'Ray' Wershe
Piper Laurie ... Grandma Verna Wershe
Raekwon Haynes Raekwon Haynes ... Edwin 'Nugg' Crutcher
Ishmael Ali Ishmael Ali ... 'Freaky Steve' Roussell (as Ishmael 'Ishdarr' Ali)
James Howard ... Chief Homicide Inspector Hill
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Storyline

The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Hustler. Informant. Kingpin. Legend.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, drug content, violence, some sexual references, and brief nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

White Boy Rick See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,860,431, 16 September 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,695,337, 11 October 2018
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

On July 14, 2017, Richard Wershe Jr. was paroled from the Michigan prison system after serving 29 years. He was immediately turned over to U.S. Marshalls for transfer to Florida, to begin serving time there on a separate charge. See more »

Goofs

The bulk of this story is set in the early / mid '80s. However, Wershe Sr. tells his son that he is seeing someone about a "40 Cal". The .40 S&W cartridge debuted January 17, 1990. See more »

Quotes

Richard Wershe Sr.: [From Trailer] When I first saw you I knew you were going to be bigger than me.
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Soundtracks

Shine Your Light
Written by Glenn Grainger and Gregory Grainger
Performed by The Graingers
Produced by Began Cekic
Published by 3Gs Publishing Company (ASCAP), Dahill Publishing (BMI)
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Overrated
30 September 2018 | by americanaviatorSee all my reviews

Good acting and costumes, but that's about it. Highlight of the movie, they boy gets laid and goes home and smells his finger. That's the most exciting, yet only classic thing in the movie.

Overall just a depressing movie, that dragged on. In order to really get a true story out of this, a proper and well researched documentary would have been far more beneficial. The whole "gangster" persona was overplayed, just tell the story of what really happened.

At the end of the movie I was just depressed and disappointed I wasted $7 and nearly 2hrs of my time. Never again.


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