The Resource Kill the messenger, Focus Features presents a Bluegrass Films production ; a film by Michael Cuesta ; written by Peter Landesman ; directed by Michael Cuesta

Kill the messenger, Focus Features presents a Bluegrass Films production ; a film by Michael Cuesta ; written by Peter Landesman ; directed by Michael Cuesta

Label
Kill the messenger
Title
Kill the messenger
Statement of responsibility
Focus Features presents a Bluegrass Films production ; a film by Michael Cuesta ; written by Peter Landesman ; directed by Michael Cuesta
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Film distributor
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb. The film takes place in the mid 1990s, when Webb uncovered the CIA's past role in importing huge amounts of cocaine into the U.S. It was sold in ghettos across the country to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras rebel army. Despite enormous pressure not to, Webb chose to pursue the story and went public with his evidence. As a result he experienced a vicious smear campaign fueled by the CIA
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Sean Bobbitt ; editor, Brian A. Kates ; music, Nathan Johnson
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; language and drug content
Language note
  • English audio; French, Spanish subtitles
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Andy Garcia
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1963-
  • 1965-
  • 1955-2004
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  • Cuesta, Michael
  • Landesman, Peter
  • Renner, Jeremy
  • DeWitt, Rosemarie
  • Liotta, Ray
  • Webb, Gary
  • Schou, Nick
  • Focus Features
  • Bluegrass Films
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
112
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  • Schou, Nick
  • Drug traffic
  • Journalists
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Kill the messenger, Focus Features presents a Bluegrass Films production ; a film by Michael Cuesta ; written by Peter Landesman ; directed by Michael Cuesta
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Title from disc surface
  • 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20376242
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Blu-ray version.
Extent
1 Blu-ray videodisc (112 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
Blu-ray DVD, 1080p high definition widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; DTS-HDMA 5.1; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Kill the messenger, Focus Features presents a Bluegrass Films production ; a film by Michael Cuesta ; written by Peter Landesman ; directed by Michael Cuesta
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Title from disc surface
  • 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20376242
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Blu-ray version.
Extent
1 Blu-ray videodisc (112 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
Blu-ray DVD, 1080p high definition widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; DTS-HDMA 5.1; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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