In the 1980s at the age of 14, Richard Wershe Jr. became the youngest FBI informant ever.
Life and criminal activities in Detroit in the 1980s
Fathers who fail their sons
Did God make the world the way it is now? What kind of world would you create? Answer
Illegal drug trafficking and related violence and effects
What is SIN AND WICKEDNESS? Is it just “bad people” that are sinners, or are YOU a sinner? Answer
Are you good enough to get to Heaven? Answer
How good is good enough? Answer
Excesses that has sometimes characterized the war on drugs / brutal sentences that seem excessive
|Featuring:||Matthew McConaughey … Richard Wershe Sr.
Richie Merritt … Richard ‘Ricky’ Wershe Jr.
Jennifer Jason Leigh …
Eddie Marsan … Art Derrick
Bruce Dern … Grandpa Roman Wershe
Piper Laurie … Grandma Verna Wershe
Rory Cochrane … Agent Byrd
RJ Cyler … Rudell Boo Curry
Bel Powley … Dawn Wershe
Brian Tyree Henry … Detective Jackson
Jonathan Majors … Johnny ‘Lil Man’ Curry
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|Distributor:||Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures|
“In 1980s Detroit, Ricky Wershe Jr. was a Street Hustler, FBI Informant and Drug Kingpin—all before he turned 16. Based on the true story”
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “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, who became an undercover police informant and later a drug dealer, before he was abandoned by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison.”
See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.