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WHITE BOY RICK (2018)

WHITE BOY RICK <span>(2018)</span> artwork

WHITE BOY RICK (2018)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 111

Release dates 07/12/2018

BBFCInsight strong language, violence, drug misuse and references

Genre(s) Drama, Crime

Director(s) Yann Demange

Cast includes Richie Merritt, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rory Cochrane, Eddie Marsan, Bel Powley, Bruce Dern, Piper Laurie

Summary WHITE BOY RICK is a US crime drama in which a Detroit teenager becomes the FBI's youngest ever informant.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 27/11/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

WHITE BOY RICK is a US crime drama in which a Detroit teenager becomes the FBI's youngest ever informant.

Language

There is frequent strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker') alongside milder terms including 'bitch', 'prick', 'dick', 'bastards', 'bullshit', 'piss', 'shit' and 'asshole'. There are also uses of the word 'nigga', spoken by black characters.

Violence

A man is heavily beaten with a champagne bottle. There are bloody shootings and a scene in which a group of teenagers fire upon a nest of rats, resulting in some splashes of blood.

Drugs

Characters smoke marijuana joints and a woman snorts cocaine off the back of her hand. There are also frequent visual and verbal references to drug dealing, including scenes in which crack cocaine is prepared, packaged and sold. A drug addict experiences painful withdrawal symptoms when she is forced to detox.

Other issues include moderate sex references and brief female breast nudity during a scene set in a strip club.

There is some bloody surgical detail as doctors attempt to save the life of a young man who has been shot.

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Details

Title
WHITE BOY RICK
Year
2018
Formats
Cinema
Distributor(s)
Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd.
Classified date(s)
18/05/2018
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF363389

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