Manhunt: Deadly Games (2020)

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Air date: Feb 3, 2020

The investigation on the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing takes an unexpected turn when security guard Richard Jewell, the authorities' most helpful informant, becomes the prime suspect.

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A new installment of the acclaimed series, this season will chronicle one of the largest and most complex manhunts on U.S. soil--the search for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Park Bomber--and the media firestorm that consumed the life of Richard Jewell in its wake. With their legacies on the line and divisions within communities stoked, investigators must choose what is most important to defend--their reputations or the truth.

Cast & Crew

Jack Huston
Eric Rudolph
Cameron Britton
Richard Jewell
Carla Gugino
Kathy Scruggs
Arliss Howard
Earl Embry
Jesse C. Boyd
Dom Rivera
Judith Light
Bobi Jewell
Jay O. Sanders
Watson Bryant
Gethin Anthony
FBI Agent Jack Brennan
Kelly Jenrette
FBI Agent Stacey Knox
Ness Bautista
Joe Holliwell
Corey Maher
FBI Tactical Commander
Roxanne Hart
Trudy Embry
Nick Searcy
Sheriff Jack Thompson
Billy Hepfinger
Jimmy Dickerson
Tony DeMil
Older Militiaman
Ethan Monaghan
Timothy Gray
Ali Selim
Director
Jon Avnet
Director
John Goldwyn
Executive Producer
Andrew Sodroski
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Manhunt Deadly Games

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

It's a story so outrageous and affecting that this middle-tier crime drama remains compelling viewing despite its numerous flaws.

Mar 18, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

As the series goes along, it becomes more and more of a true ensemble, and I especially liked the way actors like Nick Searcy, Marley Shelton, Becky Ann Baker and Brad William Henke add depth to the Rudolph side of the story.

Feb 4, 2020 | Full Review…

Deadly Games would be a solid watch if it devoted itself to just Richard and Eric's inversely proportional trajectories... But Sodroski and Dinner rightly recognize that Kathy Scruggs' story also needs to be told.

Feb 4, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The stupidly-titled Manhunt: Deadly Games is a crisp, absorbing recounting of the search for the bomber who killed two people and injured 150 others at the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta.

Sep 18, 2020 | Full Review…

'Manhunt: Deadly Games' is a vibrant and fluid true crime whose script makes episodes fly. [Full Review in Spanish]

Apr 23, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Manhunt: Deadly Games

  • May 20, 2021
    This show is heartbreaking and heart warming all at the same time. Jewell is literally my idea of the perfect man and Cameron plays him absolutely brilliantly- gotta love a man who can be a hitman(umbrella Academy), serial killer(mindhunter) and a Mama's boy. Must watch show.
  • Mar 18, 2021
    I really really wanted to like this show. It's flaws are immediately obvious--wooden acting, dramatic license, terrible writing and poor editing--but the story has a gravitas that keeps pulling you back in. But once the initial episodes begin to fade, there really isn't any draw left.. It's not only completely unbelievable, it's also more fiction than fact.
  • Jan 23, 2021
    I loved this series. So well played and insightful! I want my family to watch as there are important moral, ethical life lessons!
  • Jan 19, 2021
    This show is one of the best I've ever seen. Based on a true story, it reveals how people can treat you like a hero one moment, then all turn on you the next, and how the FBI and media can manipulate the truth and destroy reputations and lives. It reveals the mind of a serial killer and how they know how to manipulate and turn people against each other to get what they want. We all can learn a lot from this series.
  • Jan 07, 2021
    A very compelling true life situation completely embarased by writing that featured unbelievebly sterotyped characters spouting lines totally out of synch with the personalities of the characters spouting them.
  • Jan 04, 2021
    Really enjoyed the first season on Unabomber, but when I saw this was about Richard Jewel I almost skipped because I had seen and loved the Clint Eastwood movie already and I thought I had the story covered. But once I started I couldn't stop. Binged the whole thing in weekend. There is so much more here than the movie was able to include, or even touch on the the case/connection of the real bomber Eric Rudolph. The series had the time to really develop the characters, From reading their reviews, I suspect many of the negative reviews are more about the politics, Digging into the character of Kathy Skuggs was bound to be "problematic" the feminist set, but even she was treated as well rounded, and in some ways sympathetic human-being with understandable motives, and circumstances she could believe were overwhelming. Watch one episode and if you can handle politically incorrect authenticity (with a little bit of what I suspect is over the top comradery at the end) you'll be hooked.
  • Jan 04, 2021
    Way overdone and under acted. Lazy story lines that pit the FBI against other groups only for them to find they need each other. Like watching a back to school special, only the bully is a federal agency.
  • Dec 30, 2020
    This was 10 episodes of horrible writing and acting.
  • Dec 28, 2020
    This is a pretty ridiculous version of the Richard Jewell case. I wonder why they didn't tell the true story, its got a lot more depth and far more interesting. Judith Light is particularly awful. Go watch the Clint Eastwood movie "Richard Jewell" and don't waste your time.
  • Dec 25, 2020
    Acting was pretty bad. I guess the ATF guy was supposed to be likable but his acting just makes him annoying. There is this one scene where he delivers this big speech while eating a tiny cookie. He decides to engage in some "eat acting." He takes one bite and then proceeds to slurp and talk for 3 minutes. That isn't acting, bro. That's just annoying. Also don't understand why they would fictionalize so much of what was already an interesting story. The writing gets really lazy. People start making stupid decisions just to increase the tension. This whole series is twice as long as it needs to be. By the end it really drags on.

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