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  • Kill the Messenger (2014)
  • R
    112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Kill the Messenger (2014)
R
112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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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Director
Michael Cuesta (directed by)
Writers
Peter Landesman | Gary Webb (book "Dark Alliance") | Nick Schou (book "Kill the Messenger")
Producers
Naomi Despres (produced by) | Jeremy Renner (produced by) | Scott Stuber (produced by)
Composer
Nathan Johnson (music by)
Cinematographer
Editor
Brian A. Kates (edited by)
Casting Director
Avy Kaufman (casting by)
Production Designer
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Release date
Sep 28, 2014 (United States)

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Cast

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104 cast members
Name Known for
Jeremy Renner
Gary Webb Gary Webb   See fewer
Robert Patrick
Ronald J. Quail Ronald J. Quail   See fewer
Jena Sims
Quail's Girlfriend Quail's Girlfriend   See fewer
Robert Pralgo
LA Sheriff LA Sheriff   See fewer
Hajji Golightly
DEA Agent DEA Agent   See fewer
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Anna Simons Anna Simons   See fewer
Lucas Hedges
Ian Webb Ian Webb   See fewer
Rosemarie DeWitt
Sue Webb Sue Webb   See fewer
Matt Lintz
Eric Webb Eric Webb   See fewer
Parker Douglas
Christine Webb Christine Webb   See fewer
Kai Schmoll
Sacramento Journalist Sacramento Journalist   See fewer
Joshua Close
Rich Kline (as Josh Close) Rich Kline (as Josh Close)   See fewer
Paz Vega
Coral Baca Coral Baca   See fewer
Aaron Farb
Rafael Cornejo Rafael Cornejo   See fewer
Barry Pepper
Russell Dodson Russell Dodson   See fewer
Tom Jordan
San Francisco Judge San Francisco Judge   See fewer
Clay Edmund Kraski
DEA Agent Jones (as Clay Kraski) DEA Agent Jones (as Clay Kraski)   See fewer
Yul Vazquez
Danilo Blandon Danilo Blandon   See fewer
Tim Blake Nelson
Alan Fenster Alan Fenster   See fewer
Michael Kenneth Williams
Ricky Ross Ricky Ross   See fewer
Kristen Danch-Powell
Watts Girl Watts Girl   See fewer
Jen Harper
Ricky Ross Trial Judge Ricky Ross Trial Judge   See fewer
Oliver Platt
Jerry Ceppos Jerry Ceppos   See fewer
Andy Garcia
Norwin Meneses Norwin Meneses   See fewer
Brett Rice
Hansjorg Baier Hansjorg Baier   See fewer
Michael Sheen
Fred Weil Fred Weil   See fewer
Gil Bellows
DEA Agent Miller DEA Agent Miller   See fewer
Steve Coulter
Anonymous Agent Anonymous Agent   See fewer
Kenny Alfonso
Marc Mansfield Marc Mansfield   See fewer
Dan Futterman
Leo Wolinsky Leo Wolinsky   See fewer
Susan Walters
Los Angeles Times Editor Los Angeles Times Editor   See fewer
Richard Schiff
Richard Zuckerman Richard Zuckerman   See fewer
David de Vries
Washington Post Editor Washington Post Editor   See fewer
David Lee Garver
Doug Farah Doug Farah   See fewer
Rhoda Griffis
Female Anchor Female Anchor   See fewer
Andrew Masset
San Jose Mercury News Editor San Jose Mercury News Editor   See fewer
Brik Berkes
Outside Counsel Outside Counsel   See fewer
E. Roger Mitchell
Detective Detective   See fewer
Kevin Harrison
Man in Suit Man in Suit   See fewer
Ray Liotta
John Cullen John Cullen   See fewer
Som Aidoo
Ricky Ross Henchman (uncredited) Ricky Ross Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
David Alessi
DEA Agent (uncredited) DEA Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
Grace Baine
Reporter Washington Post (uncredited) Reporter Washington Post (uncredited)   See fewer
Shaira Barton
DC Business Woman (uncredited) DC Business Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
Brie Beckman
Talk Show Producer (uncredited) Talk Show Producer (uncredited)   See fewer
Dan Caudill
Cop (uncredited) Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Chappell
LA Times Journalist (uncredited) LA Times Journalist (uncredited)   See fewer
Raul Colon
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
Vinny Costa
CIA Agent (uncredited) CIA Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
Scot Cregan
Washington, DC Lobbyist (uncredited) Washington, DC Lobbyist (uncredited)   See fewer
Joe Crosson
Gang Banger (uncredited) Gang Banger (uncredited)   See fewer
John Deutch
Self - Director of CIA (archive footage) (uncredited) Self - Director of CIA (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Orlando Vargas Diaz
Prison Warden (uncredited) Prison Warden (uncredited)   See fewer
Nathan Ferguson
Tourist (uncredited) Tourist (uncredited)   See fewer
John Fleischmann
Attorney (uncredited) Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
Georgy Fontanals
Inmate / Caddy (uncredited) Inmate / Caddy (uncredited)   See fewer
Gerald Ford
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Fred Galle
LA Journalist (uncredited) LA Journalist (uncredited)   See fewer
Jacob Garcia
Kidnapper (uncredited) Kidnapper (uncredited)   See fewer
Jeff Glover
CIA Agent (uncredited) CIA Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
Eduardo Gonzalez
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Shawn Gonzalez
Car Passenger (uncredited) Car Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Danny M. Gray
Courtroom Sheriff / CIA Agent (uncredited) Courtroom Sheriff / CIA Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
Chip Gunnell
San Jose Mercury Journalist (uncredited) San Jose Mercury Journalist (uncredited)   See fewer
Sandra Harrison
Neighbor (uncredited) Neighbor (uncredited)   See fewer
Lew Herman
Coroner - Morgue (uncredited) Coroner - Morgue (uncredited)   See fewer
Roger Herrera
Latin America Town Street Vendor (uncredited) Latin America Town Street Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
Jamie Hodge
Pedestrian / Car Driver (uncredited) Pedestrian / Car Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Darien Johnson
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
Jim Keisler
Washington Post Journalist (uncredited) Washington Post Journalist (uncredited)   See fewer
John Kerry
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Jesse Kindred
Dallas Morning News Journalist (uncredited) Dallas Morning News Journalist (uncredited)   See fewer
King
Journalist (uncredited) Journalist (uncredited)   See fewer
Adam Klein
San Jose Mercury Journalist (uncredited) San Jose Mercury Journalist (uncredited)   See fewer
Rob Koebel
San Jose Mercury Reporter (uncredited) San Jose Mercury Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Omar Lagudali
Nicaraguan Villager (uncredited) Nicaraguan Villager (uncredited)   See fewer
Marcus LaRon
Cab Driver (uncredited) Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Marc-Henry Lazarre
Gang Member (uncredited) Gang Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Scott Ledbetter
Deputy Sheriff (uncredited) Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)   See fewer
Dominic M. Lee
Gang Banger (uncredited) Gang Banger (uncredited)   See fewer
James Lewis
Jaguar Driver (uncredited) Jaguar Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
Ryan Lewis
The Man at Door (uncredited) The Man at Door (uncredited)   See fewer
Trina Lloyd
Marc Mansfield's Secretary (uncredited) Marc Mansfield's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
Dan Martin
Journalist (uncredited) Journalist (uncredited)   See fewer
Anthony R. McClara
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
Trey McGriff
San Jose Journalist (uncredited) San Jose Journalist (uncredited)   See fewer
Neal McNeil
Businessman (uncredited) Businessman (uncredited)   See fewer
John Merical
Hospital Administrtor (uncredited) Hospital Administrtor (uncredited)   See fewer
Ryan Nesset
Journalist at the San Jose Newspaper (uncredited) Journalist at the San Jose Newspaper (uncredited)   See fewer
Richard Nixon
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
James Northway
American Van Driver (uncredited) American Van Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
David Peavy
San Jose Mercury News Reporter (uncredited) San Jose Mercury News Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Carson Pursley
Cocktail Waitress (uncredited) Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
Jon Douglas Rainey
Suspicious Man (uncredited) Suspicious Man (uncredited)   See fewer
Nancy Reagan
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Michael Rose
Jonathan Yarnold (uncredited) Jonathan Yarnold (uncredited)   See fewer
David Soulen
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
Ron Stafford
Washington Post Journalist (uncredited) Washington Post Journalist (uncredited)   See fewer
Eddie Terrill
Drug Runner Pilot (uncredited) Drug Runner Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
Gary Webb
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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