"White Boy Rick" is a 2018 American crime drama film directed by Yann Demange.
The starring cast includes Matthew McConaughey as Richard Wershe Sr., Richie Merritt as Rick Wershe Jr., Bel Powley as Dawn Wershe, Jennifer Jason Leigh as FBI Agent Snyder, Brian Tyree Henry as Detroit PD Vice Detective Mel "Roach" Jackson, Rory Cochrane as FBI Agent Byrd, RJ Cyler as Rudell 'Boo' Curry, Jonathan Majors as Jonathan 'Lil Man' Curry, Eddie Marsan as Art Derrick, Bruce Dern as Grandpa Roman 'Ray' Wershe and others.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment on Monday, June 04, 2018 released the trailer for "White Boy Rick" you can watch here:
WHITE BOY RICK - Official Trailer (HD).
Here is a short review of "White Boy Rick" movie plot summary.
In 1984, Rick (Richie Merritt) Wershe is a struggling single father living in Detroit (Brian Tyree Henry) during the height of the crack epidemic and war on drugs. His dissatisfied daughter, Dawn (Bel Powley), leaves their home, leaving Rick alone with his son, Ricky. Rick manufactures gun parts and sells guns illegally to make ends meet, and involves his son in the sale of a pair of silenced Egyptian Kalashnikov rifles with local gangster Johnny Curry. Ricky becomes good friends with Johnny's brother, Boo (RJ Cyler), which earns him the favor of Johnny and his crew. News of Rick's activity attracts the attention of the FBI and he is questioned by two agents, Alex Snyder and Frank Byrd, who see Ricky as a potential asset due to his connections with the criminal underworld. They convince Ricky to become an undercover informant behind Rick's back in exchange for money and immunity for his father. Ricky is asked to sell drugs to keep up appearances, becoming captivated by his extravagant new lifestyle, and eventually gains enough credibility as a "legitimate" drug supplier. Rick is suspicious of his son and confronts Ricky when he finds thousands of dollars in illicit cash underneath his bed, causing a rift between them. While Ricky is meeting with Dawn at a diner one evening, his grandfather's car is stolen, and the two shoot at the fleeing car. They are arrested but bailed out by Ricky's handlers, which arouses suspicion from Johnny.
At a party following a boxing match in Las Vegas, Johnny beats his rival's friend, Black Ed, within an inch of his life with a bottle of champagne. Afterwards, he orders a drive-by on the home of his rival, Leon Lucas (LaShawn Little), killing one of his young nephews. Ricky learns that the weapons used were the same AKs he had sold to Johnny. Devastated by his involvement in the murder of a child, he keeps a low profile and mends his relationship with his father. Johnny suspects Ricky is an informant and sends Nug to his house, who shoots him in the stomach. While at the hospital, Snyder informs Ricky that they have enough evidence to raid all of Johnny's safe houses, and asks him to forget about the shooting in exchange for dropping all charges on his father.
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"White Boy Rick" movie release date was scheduled to be on August 31, 2018 (Telluride), on September 14, 2018 (United States), on December 7, 2018 (United Kingdom) and on March 7, 2019 (Germany) distributing by Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR), Columbia Pictures, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI) 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.
"White Boy Rick" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.
Principal photography began on March 14, 2017.
"White Boy Rick" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 58/100. The audience also kinda likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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