Movie 'Kill the Messenger'

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Can you keep a national secret?

A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign that drives him to the point of suicide after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.

United States of America English

  • a.k.a. Maten al mensajero

Germany German (Deutsch)

Durch Zufall stößt der Journalist Gary Webb in den 1990er Jahren auf Verstrickungen von CIA mit mittelamerikanischen Drogenkartellen. Durch Kokainverkauf in den Straßen von South Central L.A. wurden die Contras in Nicaragua finanziert. Seine brisanten Enthüllungen in den San José Mercury News lösen ein politisches Erdbeben aus. CIA schlägt mit Verleumdungen zurück und auch Kollegen renommierter Medien diffamieren den Autor, der nicht nur um Ansehen, Job und Familie kämpfen muss, sondern auch um sein Leben.

France French (Français)

Secret d'état

L’histoire vraie du journaliste Gary Webb, lauréat du Prix Pullitzer, qui a révélé l’implication de la CIA dans le trafic de drogue organisé par des rebelles du Nicaragua vers la Californie, dans les années 80.

Italy Italian (Italiano)

La regola del gioco

Quando l'avvenente pupa di un boss del narcotraffico avvicina il reporter Gary Webb, l'ultima cosa a cui questi pensa è di essere vicino a uno scoop sensazionale. E invece, risalendo la catena alimentari degli spacciatori nicaraguensi arriva a scoprire un verità che scotta: la CIA consentiva o agevolava lo spaccio negli Stati Uniti per finanziare i Contra in chiave anti-sandinista. Quando Webb pubblica il suo dossier il bubbone scoppia: prima piovono consensi ed elogi, ma ben presto la CIA passa al contrattacco e la vita privata e professionale di Webb diventa insostenibile.

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Keywords
biography
Genres
Crime
Drama
Mystery
Thriller
Languages
English
Spanish (Español)
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
United States of America The Combine
Bluegrass Films
Release Dates
United States of America Theatrical R
France Theatrical
United Kingdom Theatrical 15
Italy Theatrical T
Germany Theatrical 12
Ratings
TMDb 67% · 733 (more information on website)
IMDb 69% · 46,933 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 77% (more information on website)
metacritic 60% (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
Gary WebbJeremy Renner
Anna SimonsMary Elizabeth Winstead
Fred WeilMichael Sheen
John CullenRay Liotta
Ronny QuailRobert Patrick
Norwin MenesesAndy García
Coral BacaPaz Vega
Ricky RossMichael Kenneth Williams
Sue WebbRosemarie DeWitt
Alan FensterTim Blake Nelson
Russell DodsonBarry Pepper
Jerry CepposOliver Platt
Richard ZuckermanRichard Schiff
Quail's GirlfriendJena Sims
Rich KlineJoshua Close
Danilo BlandonYul Vazquez
Ian WebbLucas Hedges
Eric WebbMatt Lintz
DEA Agent MillerGil Bellows
Anonymous AgentSteve Coulter
Leo WolinskyDan Futterman
Los Angeles Times EditorSusan Walters
Washington Post EditorDavid de Vries
Doug FarahDavid Lee Garver
Female AnchorRhoda Griffis
Ricky Ross Trial JudgeJen Harper
DEA Agent (uncredited)David Alessi
Reporter Washington Post (uncredited)Grace Baine
DC Business Woman (uncredited)Shaira Barton
Self (archive footage) (uncredited)Nancy Reagan
Christine WebbParker Douglas

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
CrewCinematographySean Bobbitt
DirectingDirectorMichael Cuesta
ProductionExecutive In Charge Of ProductionLouis Phillips
ProducerJeremy Renner
Naomi Despres
Pamela Abdy
Scott Stuber
SoundMusicNathan Johnson