Richard Jewell
Richard Jewell
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Richard Jewell

Security guard Richard Jewell is an instant hero after foiling a bomb attack at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, but his life becomes a nightmare when the F...BI leaks to the media that he is a suspect in the case. Show More


In Richard Jewell (2019), viewers are transported back to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where security guard Richard Jewell emerges as an unlikely hero when he successfully thwarts a bomb attack, saving countless lives. His heroic act makes headlines, painting him as a symbol of courage and strength. However, this reputation is short-lived when the FBI, under pressure to find the perpetrator, leaks information to the media, naming Jewell as the prime suspect.

What follows is a riveting and heartbreaking portrayal of the consequences of false accusations and media frenzy. Jewell's life rapidly spirals out of control as he faces intense scrutiny, public shaming, and relentless investigations. His dreams and aspirations are shattered, as he finds himself in a maelstrom of legal battles and personal turmoil.

Directed by Clint Eastwood, Richard Jewell delves into themes of power, justice, and the power of the media. With outstanding performances by actors Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, and Kathy Bates, the film captures the emotional and psychological toll that Jewell endures, forcing the audience to question the nature of justice and the impact of the media on innocent individuals.

Richard Jewell is a gripping and thought-provoking drama that examines the consequences of a rush to judgment, while skillfully exploring the themes of resilience, integrity, and the pursuit of truth. Don't miss this powerful and haunting film that sheds light on a real-life injustice that shook the nation.

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Richard Jewell

Release Date:

13 Dec 2019


Billy Ray, Marie Brenner, Kent Alexander


Nominated for 1 Oscar. 7 wins & 20 nominations total