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WHITE BOY RICK

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WHITE BOY RICK

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 106m 27s

BBFCInsight strong language, violence, drug misuse and references

Genre(s) Crime, Drama

Director(s) Yann Demange

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

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 21/11/2018

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.

Details

Title
WHITE BOY RICK
Year
2019
Distributor(s)
Sony DADC Europe Ltd
Classified date(s)
31/01/2019
Main language
English
Submitted run time
106m 27s
BBFC reference
AVF363389
Remarks
16:9

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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