Clint Eastwood's Richard Jewell sets straight the story of cleared bombing suspect

(From left) Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates and Paul Walter Hauser in a scene from Richard Jewell.
(From left) Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates and Paul Walter Hauser in a scene from Richard Jewell.PHOTO: AP

LOS ANGELES -It was one of the most sensational stories of 1996: a security guard finds an explosive device at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, and his quick thinking saves hundreds of lives. But days later, he is accused of masterminding the bombing himself.

What many people do not realise is the guard, Richard Jewell, was eventually exonerated completely, but not before he and his mother were hounded by the media and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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