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American security guard and police officer (1962–2007)

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Richard Jewell: American security guard and police officer (1962–2007)
Richard Allensworth Jewell was an American security guard and police officer famous for his role in the events surrounding the Centennial Olympic Park bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. While working as a security guard for AT&T, in connection with the Olympics, he discovered a backpack containing three pipe bombs on the park grounds. Jewell alerted police and helped evacuate the area before the bomb exploded, saving many people from injury or death. Initially hailed by the media as a hero, Jewell was later considered a suspect, before ultimately being cleared.


Richard Jewell Was Wrongly Implicated in a Mass Attack. He’s Not the Only One.

In one case, the authorities charged an innocent man with capital murder. Other, smaller errors are common after mass shootings.
NYTimes.com - Published

Eastwood's 'Richard Jewell' had promise. Why'd he have to spoil it with falsities?

In a movie, you have to keep things interesting. But does that have to include making up damaging details about a real person?
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'Jumanji: The Next Level' Makes $4.7M in Thursday Previews | THR News [Video]'Jumanji: The Next Level' Makes $4.7M in Thursday Previews | THR News

Clint Eastwood's 'Richard Jewell' is also opening this weekend, but didn't hold previews; slasher pic 'Black Christmas' took in $230,000 from 7 p.m. shows.

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter     Duration: 02:09Published

Olivia Wilde Defends Portrayal of Female Journalist in 'Richard Jewell' | THR News [Video]Olivia Wilde Defends Portrayal of Female Journalist in 'Richard Jewell' | THR News

"By no means was I intending to suggest that as a female reporter, she needed to use her sexuality," the actor said of her portrayal of the late Kathy Scruggs, who is depicted trading sex for..

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter     Duration: 01:53Published


'Richard Jewell' exoneration: Why people still wrongly think he was part of the Olympic bombing

"Richard Jewell" highlights how the heroic security guard in the 1996 Olympic bombing wrongly became the suspect. The movie serves as an exoneration.
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Impeachment article hearings, Geminid meteor shower, 'Richard Jewell' hits theaters: 5 things to know Friday

House Judiciary Committee will reconvene to vote on articles of impeachment, the Geminids meteor shower lights the sky and more things to start your Friday morning.
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Clint Eastwood's 'American tragedy'

Director Clint Eastwood discusses the need to tell the story of Richard Jewell, a man unfairly accused of planting a bomb at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. (Nov. 21) Β 
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