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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 »

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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:

$24,011,188, 8 November 2018
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the last week of principal photography in Cleveland, production was briefly halted on two separate occasions due to exchanges of gunfire in neighborhoods near the set. See more »

Goofs

Rick offers his friend a "soda", but in Detroit, carbonated beverages are called "pop". See more »

Quotes

Johnny 'Lil Man' Curry: [after an arranged hit has gone wrong] Leon wasn't even in the motherfuckin' HOUSE!
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Stop Her on Sight (S.O.S.)
Written by Albert Hamilton, Edwin Starr, and Richard Morris
Performed by Edwin Starr
Courtesy of Motown Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Published by Stone Agate Music
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I was so excited nd then I was so upset
24 September 2018 | by laurrenharrisSee all my reviews

The real true story is so intense nd straight hood. But they did a poor job I'm sorry but...it wasnt that good. It dragged on nd on..the characters werent really explained enough in my opinion. I got confused during it..the ending sucked. It didn't explain how they found out he was a rat..details were left out. I feel like it was alil more focused on the sister. But it did drag. I was upset cuz I was really excited 2 see it cuz I kno alot about the true story of white boy rick. This movie coulda been sooooooooo much better. BUT thats just MY opinion.


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