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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. that was aggressively 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, publishing the series "Dark Alliance". As a result he experienced a vicious smear campaign fueled by the CIA. At that point Webb found himself defending his integrity, his family, and his life.

  • Release date:October 10, 2014


Jeremy Renner
as Gary Webb
Paz Vega
as Coral Baca
Joshua Close
as Rich Kline
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
as Anna Simons
Rosemarie DeWitt
as Sue Webb
Ray Liotta
as John Cullen
Tim Blake Nelson
as Alan Fenster
Barry Pepper
as Russell Dodson
Oliver Platt
as Jerry Ceppos
Michael Sheen
as Fred Weil
Michael Kenneth Williams
as Ricky Ross
Andy Garcia
as Norwin Meneses
Robert Patrick
as Ronald J. Quail
Hajji Golightly
as DEA Agent
Ted Huckabee
as Bob
Lucas Hedges
as Ian Webb
Kai Schmoll
as Sacramento Journalist
Yul Vázquez
as Danilo Blandon
Brett Rice
as Hansjorg Baier
Gil Bellows
as DEA Agent Miller
Kenny Alfonso
as Marc Mansfield
Dan Futterman
as Leo Wolinsky
Susan Walters
as Los Angeles Times Editor
Richard Schiff
as Richard Zuckerman
David de Vries
as Washington Post Editor
David Garver
as Doug Farah
Rhoda Griffis
as Female Anchor
Andrew Masset
as San Jose Mercury News Editor
E. Roger Mitchell
as Detective


Michael Cuesta
Naomi Despres
Scott Stuber
Jeremy Renner
Peter Landesman
Paul Varrieur
Sean Bobbitt
Jim Black
Musical Direction/Supervision
Brian A. Kates
John Paino
Production Designer
Don Handfield
Executive Producer
Peter Landesman
Executive Producer
Pamela Abdy
Executive Producer
Michael Bederman
Executive Producer
Nicole LeBlanc
Set Decorator
Carl Catanese
Set Decorator
David A. Ticotin
First Assistant Director
Aron Siegel
Sound Mixer
Dennis Towns
Sound Mixer
Anthony Molinari
Stunts Coordinator
Deborah Dalton
Costumes Supervisor
Paul Hsu
Supervising Sound Editor
Alison Beckett
Post Production Supervisor
Kathleen Tonkin
Special Effects Coordinator
Gigi Causey
Production Supervisor
Charlotte Raffi
Visual Effects Producer
Alison Rosa
Second Assistant Director
Felicity Bowring
Department Head Makeup
Michael Bederman
Unit Production Manager