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Kill the Messenger (28-Sep-2014)

Director: Michael Cuesta

Writer: Peter Landesman

Based on a book: Dark Alliance by Dark Alliance, and Kill the Messenger by Nick Schou

Keywords: Drama, Biography

American journalist Gary Webb is made the target of a character assassination after linking the CIA to California's out-of-control cocaine trade.

ABSTRACT
Pulitzer Prize-winning San Jose-Mercury News journalist Gary Webb, in the middle of a long-running series of stories about drug dealers' homes repossessed by the government, receives an explosive scoop when he is made privy to credible allegations about the CIA's involvement in funding Reagan-era Nicaraguan rebels and the out-of-control cocaine trade in California. Sensing the story of a lifetime, Webb pushes his findings to print despite warnings from friends and associates, suffering a character assassination at the hands of larger newspaper publishers and government officials determined to look like the "good guys" in a hard-fought War on Drugs that drives him to suicide after years spent defending his honor.

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Gil Bellows
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28-Jun-1967   Billy Thomas on Ally McBeal
Rosemarie DeWitt
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Dan Futterman
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Andy Garcia
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12-Apr-1956   Ocean's 11, The Godfather: Part III
Ray Liotta
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18-Dec-1954   Goodfellas
Tim Blake Nelson
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11-May-1964   O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Robert Patrick
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5-Nov-1958   Mimetic polyalloy in Terminator 2
Barry Pepper
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4-Apr-1970   The Green Mile
Oliver Platt
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12-Jan-1960   Bartlet's lawyer on The West Wing
Jeremy Renner
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7-Jan-1971   Neo Ned
Richard Schiff
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27-May-1955   The West Wing
Michael Sheen
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5-Feb-1969   Welsh stage actor
Paz Vega
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2-Jan-1976   Spanglish
Susan Walters
Actor
28-Sep-1963   The Young and the Restless
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Actor
28-Nov-1984   Final Destination 3

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