The Insider is a 1999 film directed by Michael Mann based on the true story of a 60 Minutes segment about tobacco industry whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand.The film stars Al Pacino and Russell Crowe, with Christopher Plummer, Bruce McGill, Diane Venora in supporting roles.
Description: Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe) was a scientist employed in research for a tobacco firm, Brown and Williamson. Not long after he was fired by Brown and Williamson, Wigand came into contact with Lowell Bergman (Al Pacino), a producer for 60 Minutes who worked closely with journalist Mike Wallace (played here by Christopher Plummer). Bergman arranged for Wigand to be interviewed by Wallace for a 60 Minutes expose on the cigarette industry, though Wigand was still bound by a confidentiality agreement not to discuss his employment with the company. Despite Wigand’s willingness to talk, CBS pulled his interview from at the last minute after Brown and Williamson threatened a multi-billion dollar lawsuit. The staff of 60 Minutes and CBS News were soon embroiled in an internal struggle over the killing of the story, and Wigand found himself the subject of lawsuits and a smear campaign, without his full story reaching the public.
Genre: Biography | Drama | Thriller
IMDB rating: 7.9/10 from 95,176 users
Directed by: Michael Mann
Starring: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer
Release Name: The.Insider.1999.720p.BluRay.x264-HD4U
Size: 6.59 GB
Video: x264 | 1280×536 | 4400kbps
Audio: English | DTS | 1510kbps
Runtime: 157 mins