‘White Boy Rick’ - The moving true crime biopic of a teenager who informed for the cops and was betrayed by them and sentenced to life in prison. Richie Merritt, Matthew McConaughey
Fri 8 Mar 2019
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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.
In 1980s Detroit, Ricky Wershe, Jr. was a street hustler, FBI informant and drug kingpin—all before he turned 16.
White Boy Rick is set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, and tells the moving story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, who became an undercover informant and later a drug dealer, before he was dropped by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison.