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 »
Incarnated on-screen by Jeremy Renner, who was also a producer of the movie, Gary Webb was a respected, hard-charging investigative journalist who longed to land a career-making story. Kill the Messenger (2014) tracks Webb as he uncovers the "Dark Alliance" between drug dealers, a rebel army, ... ...
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: ...
There are new (large face) $100 bills in the crack-selling montage.
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)