Insider, The (1999)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Russell Crowe
Al Pacino
Lindsay Crouse
Philip Baker Hall
Debi Mazar
Christopher Plummer
Diane Venora
Movie Details
Director Michael Mann
Producer Pieter Jan Brugge; Michael Mann
Writer Michael Mann; Eric Roth
Studio Disney / Buena Vista
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 158 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
"An edge-of-your-seat thriller!" - Newsweek

The Insider recounts the chain of events that pitted an ordinary man against the tobacco industry, and dragged two people into the fight of their lives.

Academy Award Winner Al Pacino (Any Given Sunday, The Devil's Advocate) gives a powerful performance as veteran 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman, and Russell Crowe (L.A. Confidential, Mystery, Alaska) co-stars as the ultimate insider, former tobacco executive Dr. Jeffery Wigand. When Wigand is fired by his employer -- one of the largest tobacco companies in America -- he agrees to become a paid consultant for a story Bergman is working on regarding alleged unethical practices within the tobacco industry. But what begins as a temporary alliance leads to a lengthy battle for both men to save their reputations, and much, much more.

As they soon find out, Corporate America will use all legal means at their disposal to save a billion-dollar-a-year habit. And as the corporate giants soon find out, Bergman and Wigand are honorable men, driven to smoke out the evidence.

Also starring Christopher Plummer (Malcolm X) as anchor Mike Wallace and Gina Gershon (Face/Off), The Insider will chill you with its cold, hard edge -- and thrill you with its unbelievable twists and turns.
Personal Details
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Index 147
Collection Status In Collection
Links DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 717951007391
Chapters 30
Release Date 4/11/2000
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Theatrical Trailer
Production Featurette - Audio Commentary with Al Pacino and Russell Crowe
Inside A Scene