The Insider

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  157 min.
Release Date: November 5, 1999

Current rating: Rating: 4.41
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Cast: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Lynne Thigpen, Rip Torn, Colm Feore, Roger Bart, Michael Gambon


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.

Director: Michael Mann
Studio: Buena Vista Pictures
Producer(s): Pieter Jan Brugge
Screenplay: Marie Brenner, Eric Roth
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