Kill the Messenger (2014)

R   |    |  Biography, Crime, Drama


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Journalist Gary Webb, California 1996, started investigating CIA's role in the 1980s in getting crack cocaine to the black part of LA to get money and weapons to the Contras/freedom fighters in Nicaragua.


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14 October 2014 | bbickley13-921-58664
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| Really liked the whole thing. A great drama.
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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Release Date:

9 October 2014

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$941,809 12 October 2014

Gross USA:

$2,450,846

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,218,973

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