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R| 2 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
After seeking the expertise of former "Big Tobacco" executive Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe), seasoned TV producer Lowell Bergman (Al Pacino) suspects a story lies behind Wigand's reluctance to speak. As Bergman persuades Wigand to share his knowledge of industry secrets, the two must contend with the courts and the corporations that stand between them and exposing the truth. All the while, Wigand must struggle to maintain his family life amidst lawsuits and death threats.

Cast: Al Pacino , Russell Crowe , Christopher Plummer , Diane Venora , Philip Baker Hall , Lindsay Crouse , Debi Mazar , Stephen Tobolowsky

Director: Michael Mann

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

The Insider (1999)

Release Date: November 5th, 1999|2 hr. 37 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    With it's dynamite performances, strafing wit and dramatic provocation, The Insider offers Mann at his best -- blood up, unsanitized and unbowed. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Pacino and Crowe are at their best, but the supporting cast also shines. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    At its best, hard-hitting grown-up cinema (rare these days) and a movie blessed with a villain (Big Tobacco) for which all gloves can be removed and heaved into the next county. show more

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