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Kill the Messenger (2014)

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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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Quail's Girlfriend
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L.A. Sheriff
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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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Director Michael Cuesta calls Kill The Messenger "Jeremy Renner's greatest performance since The Hurt Locker." See more »

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Jerry Ceppos announces that Gary has been named the National Press Association's Journalist of the Year. There is no such thing as the National Press Association. He was named Journalist of the Year by the Bay Area Society of Professional Journalists. This is why he is speaking at the SPJ awards at the end of the film. See more »

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Gary Webb: I thought my job was to tell the public the truth, the facts; pretty or not, and let the publishing of those facts make a difference in how people look at things, at themselves, and what they stand for...
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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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Nothing As It Seems
Written by Jeff Ament
Performed by Pearl Jam
Courtesy of Epic Records
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Gripping and Important
13 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Kill the Messenger" is both a very gripping film and an important film. Even though I know what our government was up to in those days (as if things have changed), I could hardly breathe, anticipating what would come next in the movie. My only concern about the film is the speculation that those who are ignorant of what occurred in those days would grasp that the money from drug sales went to buy weapons (it was almost glossed over). The acting in this film is superb, with one exception (the person who played Coral Baca--way overdone and not convincing). Knowing that the film is based on true events gives it amazing heft. I think it's an unforgettable portrayal of how our government can go astray--it's history but also a warning for those of us who have been demoralized by the current state of politics and who tend to trust certain names in the media. The film should be required viewing by every member of Congress, by every high school student, by those who call themselves journalists.


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