Cover image for Kill the messenger
Title:
Kill the messenger
Author:
Cuesta, Michael, 1963- , film director.
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2015]

Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment

©2014
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation's streets, and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Despite warnings from drug kingpins and CIA operatives to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.

Based upon the books "Dark alliance" by Gary Webb and "Kill the messenger" by Nick Schou.

Special features: Deleted scenes; Kill the messenger : the all-star cast; Crack in America; Filming in Georgia; Feature commentary with director Michael Cuesta.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; language and drug content.
UPC:
025192218538

025192218514
Format :
DVD

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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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


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