White Boy Rick

Sat 12 - Wed 16 Jan 2019


The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s.

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BBFC: Contains strong language, violence, drug misuse and references

Rick Wershe is a single father struggling to raise two teenagers during the height of the crack epidemic in 1980s Detroit. Wershe sells guns illegally to make ends meet but soon attracts attention from the FBI. Federal agents convince his son, Rick Jr., to become an undercover drug informant in exchange for keeping his father out of prison. When young Rick gets in too deep, he is seduced by the lure of easy money and becomes a drug dealer himself.

Playhouse Screenings: Sat 12 Jan 7.45pm & Sun 13 Jan 7.45pm

Directed By
Yann Demange
Year Made
U.S.A 2018