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Kill the Messenger
- Jeremy Renner

Overview - Adapted from author Nick Schou's book KILL THE MESSENGER: HOW THE CIA'S CRACK-COCAINE CONTROVERSY DESTROYED JOURNALIST GARY WEBB, director Michael Cuestra's fact-based drama stars two-time Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner as the reporter whose life came to an abrupt and particularly suspicious end after revealing the CIA's involvement with the importing of cocaine into the United States in the 1980s.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Adapted from author Nick Schou's book KILL THE MESSENGER: HOW THE CIA'S CRACK-COCAINE CONTROVERSY DESTROYED JOURNALIST GARY WEBB, director Michael Cuestra's fact-based drama stars two-time Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner as the reporter whose life came to an abrupt and particularly suspicious end after revealing the CIA's involvement with the importing of cocaine into the United States in the 1980s. Paz Vega co-stars.

Cast List

Stan Barrett - Second Unit Director/Stunts
Paul Varrieur
Cal Johnson - Stunt coordinator, THE STRANGERS (2008)
David A. Ticotin
Michael Cuesta - Director, L.I.E. (2000)
Sean Bobbit - Director of Photography, LAWLESS HEART (2002)
Method Studios
Michael Bederman
Jim Black - Composer, PLANET B-BOY
Nathan Johnson - Original Music for BRICK
Anthony Molinari
Alison Beckett
Carl Catanese
Peter Landesman - Story, TRADE
Nicole LeBlanc - Set Decorator
Luke Crawford
Katherine Filtranti-Soares
Nick Schou
Cary Green
Gary Webb - Book Author
David DeVries - Actor
Dan Futterman - Supporting Actor
Rhoda Griffis
Ray Liotta - American actor, GOODFELLAS
Tim Blake Nelson - Actor/Director
Oliver Platt - Actor, BEETHOVEN
Brett Rice
Richard Schiff - Actor
Yul Vazquez - Cuban actor, MUSIC WITHIN
Susan Walters - Actor
Robert Patrick - American actor, THE TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY, FUTURE HUNT
Manuel Rodriguez - Actor
Gil Bellows - Actor: ALLY MCBEAL TV series/THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
Andy Garcia - Hispanic Actor, THE GODFATHER PART III (1990)
Jeremy Renner - American Actor, DAHMER (2002)
Michael Sheen - Actor, UNDERWORLD (2003)
E. Roger Mitchell - Actor in THE DEVIL'S DIAMOND
Barry Pepper
Andrew Masset
Paz Vega - Actress, SEX AND LUCIA (2002)
Kenny Alfonso - Star, THE INITIATE (1998)
Mary Elizabeth Winstead - FINAL DESTINATION 3 (2006)
Michael Kenneth Williams - Actor
Joshua Close - Star, TWIST (2004)
David Garver - Actor, BEDFORD SPRINGS (2005)
Rosemarie DeWitt - Actor in FRESH CUT GRASS
Steve Coulter - Actor, 5-25-77
Hajji Golightly
Lucas Hedges
Ted Huckabee
Kai Schmoll
Matthew Lintz
Michael H. Cole
Clay Edmond Kraski
Jonathan Fritschi
Aaron Farb
Robert Pralgo
Jena Sims
Parker Douglas
Kristen Danch-Powell
Jen Harper
Kevin Harrison - Actor
Tom Jordan - Actor, ;

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 025192218538
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: January 2016

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Death
Reporters
CIA

 
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Reviews:
"KILL THE MESSENGER flies high on the power of Jeremy Renner’s all-stops-out performance as journalist Gary Webb." - 10/09/2014 Rolling Stone


3 stars out of 4 -- "Renner’s performance as investigative journalist Gary Webb is one of the more authentic portrayals of an old-fashioned, telephone-working, note-taking, go-to-where-the-story-takes-you reporter in recent memory." - 10/09/2014 Chicago Sun-Times


"KILL THE MESSENGER indicts the government and media outlets for a smear campaign to discredit Webb." - 10/16/2014 Entertainment Weekly


3 stars out of 4 -- "What makes it most compelling is that it's actually a true story, told directly and sparely, and anchored by a superb performance by Jeremy Renner as investigative journalist Gary Webb." - 10/09/2014 USA Today


3 stars out of 5 -- "Renner’s solid performance anchors a formidable ensemble..." - 02/27/2015 Empire

 
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