Kill the Messenger Movie Can you keep a national secret?

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2014 | Crime Drama

Jeremy Renner stars as Gary Webb, the real-life dedicated reporter for The San Jose Mercury-News. In the 1990s, Webb uncovered the Central Intelligence Agency’s role in importing cocaine into Califo... more

Release DateU.S.

Kill the Messenger was released on
Friday, October 10, 2014 Limited Release
Friday, October 17, 2014 Expansion Release

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DIRECTOR

Michael Cuesta

Screenwriter

Peter Landesman

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Jeremy Renner stars as Gary Webb, the real-life dedicated reporter for The San Jose Mercury-News. In the 1990s, Webb uncovered the Central Intelligence Agency’s role in importing cocaine into California that was sold to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras rebel army. Supported by his wife and children, Webb pursued the story and went public with his evidence. When targeted for a vicious smear campaign by the CIA and rival journalists, Webb found himself fighting for his reputation and his family.
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  • Based on two books, "Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion," by Gary Webb, and Nick Schou's "Kill the Messenger: How the CIA's Crack-Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb."

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