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Richard Jewell


When a bomb goes off during a concert at the Atlanta Summer Olympics in 1996, a security guard (Paul Walter Hauser) is first hailed as a heroā€¦ but then turns into a suspect. This is not a story about the man who was responsible for the terror attack, but a look at the mistakes made by the FBI and media outlets, subjecting an innocent man and his mother to a lot of pain. A sad affair, but told with a good sense of humor and tenderness in its portrait of Jewell, a man who could easily be ridiculed. Solid but unexceptional; both Hauser and Kathy Bates are excellent.

2019-U.S. 131 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed byĀ Clint Eastwood. Screenplay: Billy Ray. Cast: Paul Walter Hauser (Richard Jewell), Sam Rockwell (Watson Bryant), Kathy Bates (Barbara ā€Bobiā€ Jewell), Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde, Nina Arianda.

Trivia: Co-produced by Eastwood, Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio. Based upon a 1997 Vanity Fair article by Marie Brenner and the book ā€The Suspectā€ by Kent Alexander and Kevin Salwen. Paul Greengrass and David O. Russell were reportedly considered for directing duties. Jewellā€™s story was also told in the second season of the TV series Manhunt (2017- ).



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