R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb. The film takes place in the mid-1990s, when Webb uncovered the CIA's past role in importing huge amounts of cocaine into the U.S. that was ... See full summary »
Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner)'s pursuit of the truth takes him from his base in Northern California to Nicaragua, Panama, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. But with the exception of a brief trip to the latter city, Kill the Messenger (2014) was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia. "I took particular pleasure ... ...
Public enemy number one in the United States is drug abuse. In order to fight and defeat this enemy, it is necessary to wage a new, all-out offensive.
Gerald Ford: For nearly a year, I have been devoting increasing attention to a problem which strikes at the ...
Jimmy Carter: ...
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.
Just before the closing credits, there is a short video showing the real Gary Webb at home with his children.
$941,809 (USA) (10 October 2014)
$2,450,846 (USA) (27 January 2015)