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Richard Jewell (2019)

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American security guard Richard Jewell saves many lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely reported that he was a terrorist.

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writers:

Billy Ray, Marie Brenner (article) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Walter Hauser ... Richard Jewell
Sam Rockwell ... Watson Bryant
Brandon Stanley ... Student
Ryan Boz ... Student
Charles Green ... Dr. W. Ray Cleere
Olivia Wilde ... Kathy Scruggs
Mike Pniewski ... Brandon Walker
Jon Hamm ... Tom Shaw
Ian Gomez ... Dan Bennet
Nina Arianda ... Nadya Light
Kathy Bates ... Bobi Jewell
Ronnie Allen Ronnie Allen ... Kenny Rogers Impersonator
David Lengel ... Cameraman
Beth Keener ... Pregnant Woman
Grant Roberts ... Will Jones - APD
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Based on the true story of Richard Jewell, a security guard who discovered a bomb and saving many lives at concert at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. He was seen as a hero by many and a suspect by the FBI and press.

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The world will know his name and the truth. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some sexual references, and brief bloody images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Filming of the concerts and bombing scenes took place in the same location as the original incident site of Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park. See more »

Goofs

When the FBI agents are returning the property to Mrs. Jewell, the agents set the boxes down and turn the corner to the kitchen to appear to leave. However, this is an apartment with another apartment next door. The FBI agents would have walked into the kitchen or the pantry instead of exiting the apartment. The pantry closet is seen in other shots of the kitchen. There is only one way in and out of this apartment. See more »

Quotes

Tom Shaw: Mr Jewell, you said before that in your comings and goings back and forth from the stage to the tower that you couldn't get, uh, an exact fix on the time. Is that correct?
Richard Jewell: Yes, but when you have the runs, which I did, excuse me, you're not thinking about what time it is. You're just trying to crab-walk to a bathroom, you know?
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Connections

Referenced in Evening Urgant: Gérard Depardieu/Dzhizus (2020) See more »

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CNN Breaking News
Written and Performed by Herbert Lamar Avery
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The difference between a hero and a villain can be one libellous move - 8/10 ⭐
15 December 2019 | by pere-25366See all my reviews

Eastwood has done it again, adding yet another wonderful film to what is a beyond legendary filmography. Based on the real-life story of a heroic security guard turned villain during the '66 Centennial Olympic Park bombing, we see the horrifying extent to which the media can vilify an individual, especially one as kind-hearted as Richard Jewell. So many incredible performances but Paul Walter Hauser... man oh man... his portrayal of the titular man is as deeply affecting and human as anything I've seen this year. Incredible stuff!


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Official Sites:

richardjewellmovie

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Richard Jewell See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,705,265, 15 December 2019

Gross USA:

$22,345,542

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,745,542
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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