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,
Five years after her husband and daughter are killed in a senseless act of violence, a woman comes back from self-imposed exile to seek revenge against those responsible and the system that let them go free.
John Gallagher Jr.,
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.
Written by Afrika Bambaataa (as Aasim Bey Bambaataa), Emil Schult, Ralf Hütter (as Ralf Huetter), Arthur Baker, Mr. Biggs (as Ellis Williams), M.C. Globe (as John Miller), John Robie, and Robert Allen
Performed by Afrika Bambaataa and Soul Sonic Force (as The Soul Sonic Force)
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Music, LLC
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing Allegro (UK), Kling Klang Musik Gmbh, and Publisher(s) Unknown
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I was expecting a movie that showed the rise (and fall) of the youngest gangster in America, but I ended up getting a movie with an identity crisis. It didn't know if it wanted to be a crime drama or a family drama. Too many details were skipped or fast forwarded, like Rick's rise to power in the second half of the movie. Then it all comes down crashing so fast, I felt like they ran out of time trying to tell the story.
The acting was average, I didn't see any particular standout performances, and it was hard to feel empathy for any character.
Overall, an okay movie, worth streaming maybe somewhere down the road.
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