White Boy Rick (DVD)

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Description

In 1980s Detroit, white teenager Rick Wershe Jr. (Richie Merritt) sees an opportunity to get his family out of poverty by joining up in the cocaine operation taking place in his predominantly African-American neighborhood. He then becomes the youngest FBI informant in history when he's recruited by government officials to take down the drug ring from the inside. Directed by Yann Demange. Based on a true story.

Product Details

Barcode
5035822073289
Department
Movies & TV
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Drama
Region
Region 2
Year
2019
Language
English
Sound Format
Stereo
Studio
Walt Disney Pictures
Runtime
110 min
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
White Boy Rick
Release Year
2018
Running Time
110 min
Language
English
Categories
Action/Adventure / Crime / Drug Dealers / Poverty
Synopsis
In 1980s Detroit, white teenager Rick Wershe Jr. (Richie Merritt) sees an opportunity to get his family out of poverty by joining up in the cocaine operation taking place in his predominantly African-American neighborhood. He then becomes the youngest FBI informant in history when he's recruited by government officials to take down the drug ring from the inside. Directed by Yann Demange. Based on a true story. Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, and RJ Cyler co-star.
Cast & Crew
Director
Yann Demange
Star
Matthew McConaughey / Rory Cochrane / Jennifer Jason Leigh / Richie Merritt
Co-Star
Lawrence Adimora / Isaiah Ali / Ishmael "Ishdarr" Ali / Lauren Ashley Berry / Velma Booker / William Bower / Brown, Danny / Brad Carter / Cassandra Collier-Williams / RJ Cyler / Bruce Dern / Joe Gallipoli / Carmen Gangale / Raekwon Haynes / Brian Tyree Henry / James Howard / Alan Bomar Jones / Peter Lawson Jones / Piper Laurie / LaShawn Little / David Lozada / Jonathan Majors / Eddie Marsan / Pamela Morton / Taylour Paige / DeVito Parker / Bel Powley / Jerrod Primm / Meg Rasmussen / Scruggs, Donald lll / James Shinkle / Kyanna Simone Simpson / Jerry Slomka / Leigh Kilton Smith / Michael Smith / Heidi Sulzman / Art Terry / Ahmad Thomas / Morerice Thornton / Santos Velasquez / E'Xavion Walker / Donald White / Ronald Williams / Anthony Woods / YG / Jim Yost
Screenwriter
Logan Miller / Noah Miller / Andy Weiss
Composer
Max Richter
Director of Photography
Tat Radcliffe
Hairstylist
Tonya Johnson / Deborah Paulk / Korrey Robinson
Assistant Director
Thomas Patrick Smith
Sound Re-Recording
Christopher Aud / Michael Barry / Jeremy Peirson
Stunt Coordinator
Ele Bardha / Artie Malesci / Mark Norby
Set Decorator
John Bush
Makeup
Lydia Kane / Susan R. Prosser / Alan Tuskes
Post-Production Supervisor
Jeff Robinson
Music Director
Dan Rodgers
Visual Effects Designer
Blacksmith
Production Manager/UPM
Georgia Kacandes
Special Effects Supervisor
William Dawson
Supervising Art Director
Audra Avery
Special Makeup Effects
Adrien Morot
Choreographer
Michael Arnold
Movie Critics
Hollywood Reporter
"[Demange] does a fine job re-creating time and place, and the film has a gritty texture."
Stephen Farber (3 Sep 2018, )
Los Angeles Times
"Even in the well-trod genre that is the ’80s drug movie, the true-life story of teen drug kingpin Ricky Wershe Jr., a.k.a. White Boy Rick, stands out..."
Los Angeles Times Critic (12 Sep 2018, )
RogerEbert.com
"Newcomer Merritt plays Rick as both a naive boy who pretends to act tough but wants to do the right thing. There’s a clueless innocence in his performance that paints him not as a psychopathic delinquent but as one who believes drug dealing as a way to help his family."
(14 Sep 2018, )
Variety
"The standout turn here is Merritt’s, projecting both the streetwise toughness that attracted the authorities and the kind of determination that, under different social circumstances, might have allowed for Rick to find a legitimate path to a better life."
Peter Debruge (31 Aug 2018, )