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Ripped from the headlines: at the Olympics held in America (Atlanta, Georgia, to be exact) in 1996, security guard Richard Jewell thinks quick, works fast, and saves hundreds, perhaps thousands, of lives after a domestic terrorist plants several pipe bombs and they explode during a concert, only to be falsely suspected of the crime by sloppy FBI work and sensational media coverage.
Richard Jewell is a 2019 American biographical drama film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, and written by Billy Ray. It is based on the 1997 Vanity Fair article “American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell” by Marie Brenner. The film depicts the July 27 Centennial Olympic Park bombing and its aftermath, as security guard Richard Jewell finds a bomb during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, and alerts authorities to evacuate, only to later be wrongly accused of having placed the device himself. The film stars Paul Walter Hauser as Jewell, alongside Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, and Olivia Wilde.
The film had its world premiere on November 20, 2019 at the AFI Fest, and was theatrically released in the United States on December 13, 2019, by Warner Bros. Pictures. It received positive reviews from critics, with praise for the performances and Eastwood’s direction, and was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the ten best films of the year. However, the film received criticism over its portrayal of a real-life female reporter, Kathy Scruggs. The film was a box office flop, marking a near-career worst opening weekend for Eastwood, and has grossed $27 million against its $45 million budget. For her performance, Bates was recognized as the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as earned nominations at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes.
Director: Clint Eastwood Writers: Marie Brenner (magazine article), Billy Ray (screenplay) Stars: Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Brandon Stanley | See full cast & crew »