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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 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:

$12,410,368, 20 September 2018
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Matthew McConaughey and Rory Cochrane previously starred together in Dazed and Confused (1993). 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: White Boy Rick/A Simple Favor (2018) See more »

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Written by Salvatore Principato (BMI), Jeffrey Hartley (BMI), Richard McGuire (BMI), Dennis Young (BMI)
Performed by Liquid Liquid
Courtesy of Mo'Wax Recordings/A&M Records Limited under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Published by Liquid Liquid Publishing (BMI) administered by Domino Publishing Company of America Inc. (BMI)
Licensing courtesy of Domino Publishing Company of America Inc.
Licensed courtesy of Domino Publishing Company Ltd
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14 September 2018 | by AdrienneGrayceMusicSee all my reviews

Thank you for making this film. The world needs to hear about this story I've been following for decades. The movie was slow but it was necessary. The previews didn't look that great to me but the actual movie was excellent. The acting was on point. The story was told the way it should have been. Pleasantly surprised on how much I liked it.


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