"Richard Jewell" is a 2019 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood.
The starring cast includes Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Paul Walter Hauser, Olivia Wilde, Nina Arianda, Ian Gomez, Michael Pniewski, Dylan Kussman, Eric Mendenhall and others.
Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday, October 03, 2019 released the trailer:
RICHARD JEWELL - Official Trailer .
In 1986, Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) works as an office supply clerk in a small public law firm, where he builds a rapport with attorney Watson Bryant (Sam Rockwell). Jewell leaves the firm to pursue a law enforcement career. At some point Jewell is hired as a sheriff's deputy, but ends up discharged. In early 1996, he's working as a security guard at Piedmont College, but is fired after multiple complaints of acting beyond his jurisdiction. Jewell later moves in with his mother Bobi (Kathy Bates) in Atlanta. In the summer of 1996, he works as a security guard at the Olympic Games, monitoring Centennial Park.
In the early morning of July 27, 1996, after chasing off drunken revelers during a Jack Mack and the Heart Attack concert, Jewell notices a suspicious package beneath a bench, which an explosives expert confirms contains a bomb. The security team, including police officers, FBI agent Tom Shaw, and Jewell's friend Dave Dutchess (Niko Nicotera), are moving concert attendees away from the bomb when it detonates, and Jewell is initially heralded as a hero.
After being contacted by the dean of Piedmont College about his dislike and suspicions of Jewell, at Atlanta's FBI office, Shaw and his team determine that Jewell, as a white, male, "wanna-be" police officer, fits the common profile of perpetrators committing similar crimes, comparing him to others who sought glory and attention by rescuing people from a dangerous situation they created themselves.
Shaw is approached by journalist Kathy Scruggs (Olivia Wilde) of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Over drinks in a cop bar, Shaw reveals that Jewell is under FBI suspicion. The Constitution publishes Scruggs's story on the front page, disclosing the FBI's interest in Jewell as a possible suspect. Scruggs makes particular note of Jewell's physique, the fact he lives with his mother, and work history to reassure herself that he fits the FBI's profile. The story quickly becomes international news.
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The film Richard Jewell was scheduled to be released on November 20, 2019 (AFI Fest), on December 13, 2019 (United States), on January 9, 2020 (Russia), on January 17, 2020 (Turkey), on January 23, 2020 (Hungary), on January 24, 2020 (Poland), on January 31, 2020 (United Kingdom) and on June 25, 2020 (Germany) by Warner Bros. Pictures, InterCom, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, NOS Audiovisuais, Roadshow Films, Tanweer Alliances, Warner Bros. F.E., Warner Bros. Singapore, HBO Max and Roadshow Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 129 minutes. With a budget of $45 million, the film grossed over $43.7 million.
The film Richard Jewell is rated with "R" rating.
Richard Jewell got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 77/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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