White Boy Rick

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2018 | Action Crime

Set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, White Boy Rick is based on the moving true story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, Rick Wershe Jr., who became... more

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Friday, September 14, 2018

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Matthew McConaughey
Richard Wershe Sr
Bruce Dern
Ray Wershe
Richie Merritt
Richard 'White Boy Rick' Wershe Jr
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DIRECTOR

Yann Demange

Screenwriter

Logan Miller
Noah Miller
Steve Kloves

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Set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, White Boy Rick is based on the moving true story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, Rick Wershe Jr., who became an undercover police informant and later a drug dealer, before he was abandoned by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on the true story of Richard Wershe Jr., the only successful white boy gangster/drug kingpin in an African American dominated 1980’s Detroit.
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh and Rory Cochrane will portray FBI agents who began working with Wershe as a confidential informant from the beginning (Deadline.com, 1/31/17).

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