[Solved] Help Finding Movie/Video

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by November_Zulu, May 13, 2017.

  1. November_Zulu

    November_Zulu MDL Junior Member

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    I recently discovered the story of Gary Webb, who wrote an expose titled "Dark Alliance" which exposed the United States CIA's involvement in the crack epidemic in Los Angeles, California during the 1980's. A movie was made "Kill the Messenger" which tells part of the story, albeit from a Hollywood, "entertainment" perspective.

    But there was also a documentary made, titled "Freeway: Crack in the System" and I cannot find this video anywhere. There's a very ugly, grainy version on Youtube but I'm not sure if it's legit. I'm looking for a DVD rip or similar quality. I couldn't find it on Amazon, Netflix or even eBay. I'm wondering if it's being suppressed by the US Government. (That's why I came here to ask.) Btw, if you don't know the story, at the end Gary Webb commits "suicide" by shooting himself in the head, twice.
     
  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Since when did MDL become a pirate movie request and provide site?
     
  3. JFKI

    JFKI MDL Expert

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    #3 JFKI, May 14, 2017
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    Yeah, I spent quite some time looking for that and have found nothing but references to it.
    It seems as if since his last arrest, the internet has been sanitized of that video to the point that even ebay does not have it. o_O

    Next stop: Internet archive.

    Edit to add: the former prison guard who stole Rick Ross's identity and went on to make a fortune as a musician is not helping by obfuscating my searches.
     
  4. JFKI

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    #4 JFKI, May 14, 2017
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    How can it be a "pirate movie" if it is not available anywhere ? :dunno:

    Edit to add: Start listening at 50:20 - 51:01
    https://archive.org/details/STFreewayRickRossFullShow

    Right from the horses (Mule's ?) mouth.
     
  5. November_Zulu

    November_Zulu MDL Junior Member

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    Meh.

    This is one of the most dissident, anti-government stories I've ever encountered in my whole life. Gary Webb discovered evidence that the Federal Government was facilitating the importation of cocaine into the United States in order to fund the revolutionary "Contras" in Central America. There's never been a bigger story in the history of Journalism, and it's still being actively suppressed by the Federal Government. My reasoning is that if you have a problem with the monopolistic and and criminal collusion between the US Government and Microsoft, you are probably interested in a story like this. So, it's not just a simple matter of "the people here are software pirates". My think was that "the people here" would care about a story like this. It's incredibly interesting and you might find it to be so also, if you spend some time researching it.


    Thanks I listened to the relevant passage and got the general idea that the movie was a lot of pre-production talk but never actually was produced.
     
  6. sebus

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  7. JFKI

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    #7 JFKI, May 30, 2017
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    On your first link, that is the clip but it does not match the movies for sale.
    The "1st & 2nd parts" are the movie.

    Thanks. :)


    Edit to add: Bulgaria?? How on earth did you find that ? :confused:
     
  8. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    As usual, uncle Google & just a bit of right wording, not really a dark art
     
  9. JFKI

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    #9 JFKI, May 30, 2017
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    Really ?
    May I please see your correct wording ?
    I just now gave google the title, filetype, and location and... well... http://b2.ifrm.com/309/115/0/p707645/freeway.png

    My "spell" ain't working Obiwan. :dunno:

    Edit to add: What I mean is if the above video was in fact banned in the US, it would make sense that I am unable to find it via Google, yet you are. Should that be the case I can't help but wonder what else is being hidden from us, and why some other things are not.
     
  10. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    I really do not know.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. JFKI

    JFKI MDL Expert

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    Very odd. Nothing was coming up this morning, now it is everywhere. :confused:
     
  12. Joe C

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    Google knows all
     
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  13. JFKI

    JFKI MDL Expert

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    Like they say...
    Better late than never. ;)
     
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  15. JFKI

    JFKI MDL Expert

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    You know, They say history repeats itself.

    After watching this movie in conjunction with "Kill the Messenger" (2014) I can't help but wonder if today's opioid crisis is just "business as usual" for the CIA. :g: