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September 14, 2018

At the Movies: Matthew McConaughey gives heart to ‘White Boy Rick'

By LINDSEY BAHR
AP Film Writer

There's a “where are they now” at the end of “White Boy Rick,” an astonishing true story about a teenager in a rough part of Detroit in the 1980s who became an undercover FBI informant, that might have served the movie better had the audience been aware from the beginning.

This kid, Richard Wershe Jr., ended up being arrested and sentenced to life in prison for possessing eight kilograms of cocaine under a controversial Michigan drug policy, the so-called 650-lifer law.


 
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