Richard Jewell

Richard Jewell thinks quick, works fast, and saves hundreds, perhaps thousands, of lives after a domestic terrorist plants several pipe bombs and they explode during a concert, only to be falsely suspected of the crime by sloppy FBI work and sensational media coverage.

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Film Cast:

  • Richard Jewell: Paul Walter Hauser
  • Tom Shaw: Jon Hamm
  • Bobi Jewell: Kathy Bates
  • Watson Bryant: Sam Rockwell
  • Kathy Scruggs: Olivia Wilde
  • Nadya: Nina Arianda
  • Agent Dan Bennet: Ian Gomez
  • Richard Rackleff: Wayne Duvall
  • Bruce Hughes: Dylan Kussman
  • Brandon Hamm: Mike Pniewski
  • Student: Brandon Stanley
  • Student: Ryan Boz
  • Dr. W. Ray Cleere: Charles Green
  • Kenny Rogers: Ronnie Allen
  • Cameraman: David Lengel
  • Pregnant Woman: Beth Keener
  • Will Jones – APD: Grant Roberts
  • Bill Miller – GBI: Alan Heckner
  • Mike Silver – APD: Desmond Phillips
  • Max Green – APD: Alex Collins
  • Mr. Braden: Michael Otis
  • Mariah Braden: Izzy Herbert
  • Mrs. Braden: Kelly Collins Lintz
  • Jerrod Braden: Jonathan D Bergman
  • Drunk Teen: Daniel Annone
  • Drunk Teen: Zack Shires
  • Drunk Teen: Christian Adam
  • Eric Rudolph: Eric Mendenhall
  • Sound Tech: Randy Havens
  • Sound Tech: Kevin Patrick Murphy
  • Teen Intern: Mitchell Hoog
  • Ron Martz: David Shae
  • Zoeller: Brian Brightman
  • John Walter: David de Vries
  • Forsythe: Mike Wilson
  • 911 Operator #1: Megan Mieduch
  • 911 Operator #2: Andrea Laing
  • Girl in Park: Aubriana Davis
  • Woman in Park: Deja Dee
  • APD Cop: Franco Castan
  • GBI Guy: Kendrick Cross
  • ATF Guy: Brandon Morris
  • Tim Barker: Billy Slaughter
  • Greatful APD Cop: Philip Fornah
  • Greatful APD Cop: Dani Deetté
  • Mr. Brenner: John Atwood
  • Unknown Swimmer: Max Bickelhaup
  • Patrick Williams: Robert C. Treveiler
  • News Anchor: Maury Morgan
  • Horde Reporter: Tommy Kane
  • Horde Reporter: Mallory Hoff
  • Horde Reporter: Jill-Michele Meleán
  • Horde Reporter: Greg Clarkson
  • Horde Reporter: Nicole Sellars
  • Bryant Gumbel: Garon Grigsby
  • Dave Dutchess: Niko Nicotera
  • FBI Physical Evidence Guy: Josh Henry
  • Supply Cart Guy: Jesse Burt

Film Crew:

  • Producer: Clint Eastwood
  • Editor: Joel Cox
  • Costume Design: Deborah Hopper
  • Set Decoration: Ronald R. Reiss
  • Producer: Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Production Design: Kevin Ishioka
  • Sound Mixer: José Antonio García
  • Producer: Jonah Hill
  • Screenplay: Billy Ray
  • Producer: Kevin Misher
  • Producer: Tim Moore
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Dean A. Zupancic
  • Original Music Composer: Arturo Sandoval
  • Producer: Andy Berman
  • Supervising Art Director: Priscilla Elliott
  • Producer: Jennifer Killoran
  • Sound Effects Editor: John Joseph Thomas
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: John T. Reitz
  • Sound Effects Editor: Michael W. Mitchell
  • Art Direction: Chris Craine
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Unsun Song
  • Story: Marie Brenner
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Brian Tarlecki
  • Sound Effects Editor: Christian Wenger
  • Director of Photography: Yves Bélanger
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Bryan Brimecombe

Movie Reviews:

  • SWITCH.: Despite some stumbles with the script, ‘Richard Jewell’ is a well-acted and admirably low-key piece from Eastwood that raises a lot of questions. At the risk of sounding ageist, most 89-year-olds are lucky to have one good bowel movement left in them, let alone films this interesting.
    – Jake Watt

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  • tmdb92312096: Since I couldn’t have told you when the Olympics were in Atlanta, I found it worth watching. Whether there’s much to the story beyond the depiction of events is an entirely different conversation.
  • Arshia Borjali: Before talking about the movie, it can be said that “Richard Jewell” is one of those movies that proves that art does not know age. Ninety-year-old Clint Eastwood is still alive in the cinema and can make good films. The most important strength of the movie is its strong characterization, so that in the very first few scenes, we get a good definition and knowledge of the main character, in a way that from the very beginning, Richard finds his place in our hearts. And we want everything that is good for him until the end of the film. This innocence of Jewell, which turns into oppression throughout the film, keeps us by his side until the end of the movie and does not allow the viewer to be indifferent to Jewell and his fate. The camera also plays an important role in completing this characterization and the viewer ‘s closeness to Jewell’s character, from the very opening scenes that represent him, the middle of the film which is the culmination of events for him and his mother and the end of the film which is a good ending. This strong characterization has also been performed for Jewell’s mother, who is also far from exaggerated and can be fully understood and believed. This point, however, is a bit weak for the lawyer, so that the reason for his acceptance of the case is a bit weak, but with the progress of the film, his efforts are somewhat acceptable, although this point still has no effect on the emotional depth of the film. The script, which is the most fundamental cinematic element of any movie, plays a very important role here as well, and this characterization comes out of it.This coherence and quality of the script makes Richard’s ideals of believing in the law and the police credible And it does not let his honorable sentences in the last interrogation seem like slogans at all. In the meantime, the good acting of “Paul Walter Hauser”, “Sam Rockwell” and of course “Kathy Bates” cannot be easily overlooked. Kitty’s character is also somewhat good, but her sudden and emotional change at the end of the movie is not very believable. Eastwood has done well in instilling a hatred of the media in the viewer which is sometimes even more dangerous than the law and its injustice, but one downside to the film is that the federal police investigation process is somewhat vague and it is not clear exactly how and with what evidence they can advance the case so much, but this movie is enough good that these negative points do not have much effect on its quality. The final sequence of the interrogation is also a good sequence, because we see the release of real Jewell’s thoughts and ideals, not slogans, through words that are still uttered innocently, like himself, and according to the characterization and script, it is not a cliché at all. Also, it should be noted that the camera works well in the same sequence and the mise en scène is also acceptable. In general, “Richard Jewell” is a good film that entertains and satisfies the audience as much as it can.
  • r96sk: This is an excellent film from Clint Eastwood!

    Firstly, what a terrific performance from Paul Walter Hauser! He plays lead perfectly, as he makes it impossible not to root for the titular character – which is admittedly a given due to the plot, but Hauser adds an extra level of believability to proceedings. I felt every intended emotion.

    Sam Rockwell does very good behind Hauser, as do Kathy Bates and Olivia Wilde. Jon Hamm is good, too, as he returns to an Eastwood flick, having made his film debut in the latter’s Space Cowboys nineteen years prior.

    Portraying a messed up true event, ‘Richard Jewell’ is a film that I’d most definitely suggest you check out. 9/10 from me.

  • CinemaSerf: I was working in Atlanta for a broadcaster the night of the Atlanta bombing at the Olympics so remember quite a lot of the immediate aftermath and the enormous speculation into what had actually happened and of the expectations put on law enforcement to convince not just the USA but the rest of the world that the Games were safe. This film is an authentic take on these days with a strong performance from Paul Walter Hauser as the security guard who found the bomb only to be later accused of having planted it in the first place. Sam Rockwell is great as the attorney determined not to cave in to the pressure and ensure his client gets a fair hearing as the authorities appear determined to scapegoat him. Kathy Bates plays his mum strongly, too. It’s far too long, though – and at times it sags in the middle – it is virtually impossible to sustain the level of intense dialogue. It’s a good film, but not a great film.

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