White Boy Rick is a 2018 American biographical crime drama film directed by Yann Demange.

Official trailers

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Monday, June 04, 2018 released the trailer:
WHITE BOY RICK - Official Trailer (HD).

Story intro

Rick Wershe is a struggling single father living in 1980s Detroit during the height of the crack epidemic and war on drugs. His dissatisfied daughter, Dawn, leaves their home, leaving Rick alone with his son, Ricky. Rick manufactures gun parts and sells guns illegally to make ends meet. He involves his son in a sale of silenced AK-47s with local gangster, Johnny Curry. Ricky forms a bond with Johnny's son, Boo. The two become good friends which earns the favor of Johnny and his crew. News of Rick's activity attracts attention from the FBI and soon, two agents, Alex Snyder and Frank Byrd, come to his home to question him. They see his son as a potential asset due to his connections with the criminal underworld. They convince Ricky to become an undercover drug informant behind his father's back in exchange for money and immunity for his father. His involvement goes deeper as they ask him to sell drugs to keep up appearances. Ricky is captivated by his extravagant new lifestyle. He eventually gains enough credibility to be considered a "legitimate" drug supplier. Rick becomes suspicious of his son, and finds thousands of dollars in illicit cash underneath his bed. He confronts Ricky which causes a rift between them. While Ricky is meeting with Dawn at a diner one evening, his grandfather's car is stolen. The two go outside and open fire on the fleeing car, but are arrested. They are bailed out by Ricky's handlers. This arouses suspicion from Johnny. At a party following a boxing match in Las Vegas, Johnny beats his rival, Leon Lucas, within an inch of his life with a bottle of champagne. Afterwards, he orders a drive-by at Lucas' home, killing one of his young sons. Ricky learns that the weapons used were the same AK-47s he sold to Johnny at the start of the film. Devastated by his involvement in the murder of a child, he keeps a low profile and mends his relationship with his father. Suspecting Ricky to be an informant, Johnny sends Nugg to his house, who shoots him in the stomach. While at the hospital, Snyder informs Ricky that they have enough to raid all of Johnny's safe houses. She asks Ricky to forget about the shooting in exchange for dropping all charges on his father.


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
Leo 'Big Man' Curry
Danny Brown
Edward "Black Ed" Hanserd
Kyanna Simone Simpson
Brenda Moore
Raekwon Haynes
Edwin 'Nugg' Crutcher
Ishmael Ali
'Freaky Steve' Roussell (as Ishmael 'Ishdarr' Ali)
James Howard
Chief Homicide Inspector Hill
Morerice Thornton
Jamil Cannon
Isaiah Ali
Demetrius Johnson
E'Xavion Walker
Clarence Bishop
Lawrence Adimora
Tyler Finney
Alan B. Jones
Willie Volsan (as Alan Bomar Jones)
Art Terry
Mayor Coleman Young
Santos Velasquez
FBI Agent Crespo
Heidi Sulzman
Blonde Gun Buyer
LaShawn Little
Leon Lucas
Ronald Williams Jr.
Frankie Lucas
Anthony Woods
Damian Lucas
James Shinkle
William Bufalino Jr.
Lauren Ashley Berry
Caesar's Ticket Lady
Peter Lawson Jones
Judge Thomas Jackson
Jim Yost
Brad Carter
Gun Show Dealer Bob
Meg Rasmussen
Gun Show Annie
Carmen Gangale
Juror Foreman
Pamela Morton
Juror #1
Cassandra Collier-Williams
Juror #2
Michael Alexander Cross
Juror #3 (as Michael Smith)
Bill Bower
Juror #4 (as William Bower)
Jerrod Primm
Crack House Doorman
David Lozada
Corrections Officer
Jerry Slomka
Devito Parker Jr.
Marcus (as DeVito Parker Jr.)
Velma Booker
Mrs. Angela
Donald Scruggs III
Joe Gallipoli
Ahmed Thomas
Isaac 'Doc' Mueller
Leigh Kilton
Ginger (as Leigh Kilton Smith)
Donald White
Jimmy Harris
Dominique Henderson
Curry Crew victim


Principal photography began on March 14, 2017.

The film White Boy Rick was scheduled to be released on August 31, 2018 (Telluride), on September 14, 2018 (United States), on December 7, 2018 (United Kingdom) and on March 7, 2019 (Germany) by Columbia Pictures, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR) and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The duration of the film is 111 minutes. With a budget of $29 million, the film grossed over $26 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


White Boy Rick got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: whiteboyrick.movie

IMDB: White Boy Rick

Wikipedia: White Boy Rick

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