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.
I liked the movie. The story was told very well. Gary Webb was a man making money as a journalist. When he finally gets the biggest story ever his life starts to change in a major way. The CIA are not happy about the story so they threaten his family, job and life. He just wanted to write a story bigger than a dog saving someone’s life or something like that. I liked how all the kids never fought with each other and how he would mess around with them. I liked Jeremy Renner. He is a good actor and played his character well. I didn’t like his wife as much but I like the actress’ last name DeWitt.
Spoiler: He was really crazy to punch in a car window but he was really angry in that scene. Its really sad that the CIA killed him over a story he was writing. They shot him twice in the head.