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Title Kill the messenger [videorecording] / Focus Features presents ; a Bluegrass Films production ; a film by Michael Cuesta ; executive producers, Peter Landesman, Pamela Abdy, Don Handfield, Michael Bederman ; produced by Scott Stuber, Naomi Despres, Jeremy Renner ; written by Peter Landesman ; directed by Michael Cuesta.

Publication Info. Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2015]


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 GDL Central Library DVD    KIL    Available
Description 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in.
Description digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1 rda
laser optical NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
System Details DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language English dialogue, optional French or Spanish subtitles ; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Cast Jeremy Renner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Andy Garcia, Lucas Hedges, Richard Schiff, Josh Close, Robert Patrick, Yul Vazquez, Gil Bellows, Dan Futterman.
Credits Costume designer, Kimberly Adams ; music by Nathan Johnson ; edited by Brian A. Kates ; production designer, John Paino ; director of photography, Sean Bobbitt.
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.
Audience MPAA rating: R; language and drug content.
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.
Note Special features: Deleted scenes; Kill the messenger : the all-star cast; Crack in America; Filming in Georgia; Feature commentary with director Michael Cuesta.
Subject Drug traffic -- Drama.
Journalists -- Drama.
Webb, Gary, 1955-2004 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Historical films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Cuesta, Michael, 1963- film director.
Landesman, Peter, 1965- film producer, screenwriter.
Abdy, Pamela, film producer.
Handfield, Don, film producer.
Bederman, Michael, film producer.
Stuber, Scott, film producer.
Despres, Naomi, film producer.
Renner, Jeremy, film producer, actor.
DeWitt, Rosemarie, actor.
Liotta, Ray, actor.
Nelson, Tim Blake, actor.
Pepper, Barry, 1970- actor.
Platt, Oliver, actor.
Sheen, Michael, actor.
Vega, Paz, 1976- actor.
Williams, Michael Kenneth, actor.
Winstead, Mary Elizabeth, actor.
Garcia, Andy, actor.
Hedges, Lucas, actor.
Schiff, Richard, 1955- actor.
Close, Joshua, 1981- actor.
Patrick, Robert, 1958- actor.
Vazquez, Yul, actor.
Bellows, Gil, actor.
Futterman, Dan, 1967- actor.
Adams-Galligan, Kimberly, 1963- costume designer.
Johnson, Nathan, 1976- composer (expression)
Kates, Brian A., 1972- film editor.
Paino, John, production designer.
Bobbitt, Sean, director of photography.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Webb, Gary, 1955-2004. Dark alliance.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Schou, Nick. Kill the messenger.
Focus Features, production company.
Bluegrass Films, production company.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm), film distributor.
Standard No. 025192218538
Music No. 62130347 Universal Studios Home Entertainment

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