Kill the Messenger


Old Town Playhouse Thu, Jul 30, 2015 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2014
Runtime:112 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Jeremy Renner
Rosemarie DeWitt
Ray Liotta
Tim Blake Nelson
Barry Pepper
Oliver Platt
Director:Michael Cuesta
Produced by:Scott Stuber
Naomi Despres
Screenwriter:Peter Landesman
Cinematography:Sean Bobbitt
Editing By:Brian A. Kates
Music By:Nathan Johnson


Joining the great genre of newsroom conspiracy thrillers is the remarkable true story of investigative reporter Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner), who dropped a bombshell on the political landscape with his groundbreaking exposé on the CIA in 1996. Stumbling into the story of a lifetime, Webb travels to Nicaraguan prisons, California drug dens, and Washington’s hallowed halls in search of clues to piece together the CIA’s involvement in drug trafficking and the crack epidemic of the 1980s. Despite threats from the CIA and his fellow journalists’ efforts to discredit him, Webb will stop at nothing to unravel the conspiracy and reveal the truth. A gripping, real-life David-and-Goliath tale, director Michael Cuesta’s “All the President’s Men”-meets-“The Wire” muckraker is eye-opening suspense at its finest.