Based on a true story, the producer of the TV current affairs show 60 minutes, played by Al Pacino
, and the show's on-air star, Mike Wallace, played by Canadian Christopher Plummer
, work to uncover malpractice in the tobacco industry.
After convincing a bribed scientist to "spill the beans" to them on camera, they are forced, by the parent company of CBS (Westinghouse) to make sure that the episode does not air.
Brilliant. A sleeper of a movie. Russell Crowe is outstanding.
An unbelievable journey through a man`s struggle and the morals and beliefs he kept fully in tact throughout the trying experiences in which he withstood. Crowe and Pacino are a dynamite combination, where just a look between these two says it all. The cinematography is extraordinary as is Crowe`s instinct mannerisms which he displays with such powerful, moving emotion. A great film which depicts the power corporations in America can have, but this feature presents how a single man can overcome these odds with courage and truthfulness.
Excellent movie, it didn`t deserve the lack of exposure it got