White Boy Rick (2018)

Documentary - Crime -True Story | 116 Minutes
Rating: /10
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Movie Info

  • White Boy Rick White Boy Rick is a 2018 American biographical crime drama film directed by Yann Demange and written by Andy Weiss, and Logan and Noah Miller. Based on a true story, the film stars Richie Merritt as Richard Wershe Jr., who in the 1980s became the youngest FBI informant ever at the age of 14. Matthew McConaughey, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Rory Cochrane, RJ Cyler, Jonathan Majors, Eddie Marsan, Bruce Dern, and Piper Laurie also star.

Movie Story

1984 Detroit, White Boy Rick was 14 & asked by FBI to be a drug informant. Born into a family of low life losers, the story is heartbreaking, sad & more so because it’s true. McConaughey anchors this powerful look at this family & the love that tries to hold them together. B+

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White Boy Rick

Hustler. Informant. Kingpin. Legend.

20181 h 56 min

The story of teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

Director Yann Demange
Runtime 1 h 56 min
Release Date 14 September 2018
Movie Status
Movie Rating Not rated

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Documentary - Crime -True Story