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Kill the Messenger (2014)

R  |   |  Biography, Crime, Drama  |  9 October 2014 (Hungary)
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A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine ... See full summary »

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Ronald J. Quail
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L.A. Sheriff
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DEA Agent
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Bob
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Ian Webb
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Eric Webb
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Christine Webb
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Sacramento Journalist
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Rich Kline (as Josh Close)
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Coral Baca
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Rafael Cornejo
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A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb. Written by IMDb editor

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Can you keep a national secret?


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Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »

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$941,809 (USA) (10 October 2014)

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$2,445,646 (USA) (5 December 2014)
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Trivia

Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise were in talks to play the role of Gary Webb at different points in the early production stages of Kill the Messenger. See more »

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There are new (large face) $100 bills in the crack-selling montage. See more »

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Fred Weil: Some stories are just too true to tell.
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Just before the closing credits, there is a short video showing the real Gary Webb at home with his children. See more »


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Performed by Kenny Cambre & Kings County Caravan
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Really liked the whole thing. A great drama.
14 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

It was a movie that made me think, as it involved a different angle to a subject that I knew something about.

The trailer suggest that the movie is about the true story of Gary Webb's article that suggest the CIA were evolved with drug dealing as a way to fund a war in the 1980's, but as the title of the movie described the people read the article and ran with their own conspiracies which lead to a CIA cover up that lead to Webb's downward spiral.

It is an Intriguing tell of a journalist trying to keep his integrity while forces were trying to ruin it to keep their own.

Jeremy Renner drove his acting vehicle well, not well enough in my opinion to win an Oscar or anything, but it proves that he can headline anything.

Definitely a good movie to sit through.


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