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... full plot below

U.S. Release Date

Kill the Messenger release date was Friday, October 10, 2014. This was a Limited in theaters release.
Friday, October 17, 2014. This was a Expansion release.

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Directed by

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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Trivia & Production Notes

  • 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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