The Insider (1999)

  • June 26, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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By 1996, Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe), VP of Research & Development at America's third largest tobacco company, had finally had enough. He decided to blow the whistle on the tobacco industry's sustained, decades-long disinformation campaign to convince Americans that they could safely ignore the scientific evidence about the dangers of smoking.

Wigand gives a detailed confession to 60 Minutes' Mike Wallace (Al Pacino), who struggles to get the full story on the air, through the resistance of CBS's upper management, and the threats and intimidation of Big Tobacco.

Also starring Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora, Phillip Baker Hall, Lindsay Crouse and Debi Mazar.

Directed by Michael Mann.

The script for this film was drawn in large part from an article about the scandal in Vanity Fair, "The Man Who Knew Too Much," which you can read here:

http://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/archive/1996/05/wigand199605

Watch the trailer here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rkvxi5hdbA

 

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  • Donna

    I'm sorry I won't be able to make it tonight. Hope you all have a wonderful time! The Insider is a really great movie! See you all soon : )

    June 26, 2014

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