White Boy Rick (2018)

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

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  • Yann Demange at an event for White Boy Rick (2018)
  • Matthew McConaughey and Richie Merritt in White Boy Rick (2018)

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Director:

Yann Demange

Writers:

Andy Weiss, Logan Miller, Noah Miller

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13 September 2018 | stephanie-jones21
7
| Pleasantly Surprised..
White Boy Rick: This is a true story based in the 80's about a 15-year-old, Rick Wershe Jr, who worked as an undercover FBI informant. I hadn't read up on this story, because I wanted to watch the movie not knowing any details. I was pleasantly surprised. This movie was not what I was expecting. I went in thinking it would be a Pablo Escobar kinda movie, but it was not. It's about a teenager trying to figure out how to survive living in a low income part of Detroit. It was heart wrenching, and even had some very funny parts. It also had some parts that made you shake your head and say, "what is he thinking?" In my opinion, it's definitely worth the watch. Also, I was completely blown away by Richie Merritt's performance. Especially since this was the first time he's acted, ever.

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Matthew McConaughey and the real-life Richard Wershe Jr. were born the same year, 1969.


Quotes

Richard Wershe Sr.: When I first saw you I knew you were going to be bigger than me.


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Rick offers his friend a "soda", but in Detroit, carbonated beverages are called "pop".


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Planet Rock
Written by
Afrika Bambaataa (as Aasim Bey Bambaataa), Emil Schult, Ralf Hütter (as Ralf Huetter), Arthur Baker, Mr. Biggs (as Ellis Williams), M.C. Globe (as John Miller), John Robie, and Robert Allen
Performed by Afrika Bambaataa and Soul Sonic Force (as The Soul Sonic Force)
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Music, LLC
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing Allegro (UK), Kling Klang Musik Gmbh, and Publisher(s) Unknown
Published by 1982 Bambaataa Music (BMI) / Downtown DMP Songs (BMI) / DTCM Blvd (BMI) / Shakin Baker Music Inc. (BMI) / Indulgent Music (BMI) / Behind the Ropes Entertainment LLC (BMI)

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