Journalist Gary Webb, California 1996, started investigating CIA's role in the 1980s in getting crack cocaine to the black part of LA to get money and weapons to the Contras/freedom fighters in Nicaragua.
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|罗伯特·普拉尔戈 (Robert Pralgo)||饰||LA Sheriff|
|Hajji Golightly||饰||DEA Agent|
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- Actor 杰瑞米·雷纳 said: "The reaction to the 'Dark Alliance' series proved that Gary ['Gary Webb (II)] was doing something right. 'Ruffling feathers, that's good investigative journalism,' to quote Gary. But when the Mercury News wouldn't stand by him, that was the ultimate betrayal, crushing him. [For the Watergate investigations at The Washington Post in the 1970s], Ben Bradlee [Benjamin C. Bradlee] had Woodward [Bob Woodward] and Bernstein [Carl Bernstein]s' backs; Gary didn't have a Ben Bradlee. "Gary's life and his identity were very much tied to his work, and that being taken away from him was tragic."
- A year after Gary Webb passed away, journalist Nick Schou approached the Webb family to get their blessing on doing a book about Gary. Schou reflected: "I was shocked that no one else had already done it. I wrote the book because Gary's legacy hasn't been fully understood. When he died, the obituaries unfairly tagged him as a 'discredited reporter'. Schou added: "I can't remember how many rejection letters I got before Nation Books published 'Kill the Messenger', but I had this passion to get his story told and set the record straight."
- Various members of the cast and crew have admitted to receiving government-level "push back" to the film, both during filming and in post-production.