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‘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

Release date: Fri 8 Mar 2019
Running time:115 (1h55’)
Age restriction:16 D L V

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.

Genre: Drama, Biopic, True Story, Crime
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt
Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Roy Cochrane, RJ Cyler, Jonathan Majors, Eddie Marsan, Bruce Dern, Piper Laurie
Directed by: Yann Demange
Screenplay: Andy Weiss, Logan Miller, Noah Miller
Music: Max Richter
Produced by: John Lesher, Julie Yorn, Scott Franklin, Darren Aronofsky
Language: English

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