In 1980's Detroit, 17 year-old Richard Wershe, Jr. allegedly ran a sophisticated inner-city drug dealing operation. Now, journalists, police, federal agents and hit men are speaking for the first time about the legend of "White Boy Rick."
Richard Wershe Jr.,
Scott M. Burnstein,
Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Early 1970s. Four strangers check in at the El Royale Hotel. The hotel is deserted, staffed by a single desk clerk. Some of the new guests' reasons for being there are less than innocent and some are not who they appear to be.
Set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, WHITE BOY RICK is based on the moving story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, Rick Wershe Jr., who became an undercover police informant and later a drug dealer, before he was abandoned by his handlers.
Richie Merritt, who plays White Boy Rick, grew up in Baltimore County. The actor's thick Baltimore accent is obvious at certain points in the film, despite the character being from Detroit, MI. See more »
When Rick and friends find the rats and open fire on them, Boo gets blood splatter on his clothes and face. In the first couple of shots, there's a large spot on his cheek; in the next, the large spot is gone and the blood is more spread out. See more »
After Laughter (Comes Tears)
Written by Wendy Rene (as Mary Lou Frierson) and Johnnie Frierson (as Joseph W. Frierson)
Performed by Wendy Rene
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Published by Irving Music, Inc. (BMI) on behalf of East Memphis Music Corp. See more »
White boy Rick transported me back to the 80s
I like White boy rick. The casting was done correctly. Rick was believable as a teenager gangster who gets caught up in the drug business. I believe the chemistry between the Father and the son.
The story progress well adding a punch of drama one after the other until we get the conclusion of his life.
I like the set design a lot. The music, the city, the clothes haircut and all that. Transported me to a time I did get to experience.
I recommend this movie to my family and friends.
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