The Ballad of Richard Jewell (2016)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Synopsis

Wolf of Wall Street co-stars Leonardo Di Caprio and Jonah Hill re-team for this docudrama inspired by Marie Brenner's 1997 Vanity Fair article of the same name, which detailed the surreal media frenzy that erupted around security guard Richard Jewell (played by Hill) after he discovered a suspicious backpack during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Though at first the media hailed Jewell as a hero for his efforts in getting the frightened bystanders to safety, it didn't take long for th epress to turn on him, resulting in a nightmarish struggle to regain his reputation months after the FBI cleared him of all charges.

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guard, media, reputation, security