The Insider Movie

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Who's Involved:

Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Philip Baker Hall, Debi Mazar, Gina Gershon, Eric Roth, Diane Venora, Christopher Plummer, Michael Mann, Lindsay Crouse

Runtime: 2 hrs, 37 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

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. Al Pacino stars as veteran 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman and Russell Crowe co-stars as the ultimate insider, former tobacco executive Dr. Jeffrey 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. As they soon find out, Corporate America will use all legal means at its 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.

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Who stars in The Insider: Cast List

... Lowell Bergman

House of Gucci, Where the White Man Runs Away  

... Jeffrey Wigand

The Greatest Beer Run Ever, Thor: Love and Thunder  

... Mike Wallace

Knives Out, The Last Full Measure  

... Liane Wigand

Stateside, The Ministers  

... Don Hewitt

Bad Words, Person to Person  

... Sharon Tiller


... Debbie De Luca

Entourage, Collateral  

... Helen Caperelli

Emily The Criminal, Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs  

Who's making The Insider: Crew List

A look at the The Insider behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Michael Mann last directed Blackhat and Public Enemies. The film's writer Eric Roth last wrote Dune and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.


Michael Mann

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Production: What we know about The Insider?

Key Facts

  1. Although the film "The Insider" is based on a true story, certain events depicted in the film have been fictionalized for dramatic effect.

Filming Timeline

  1. December 1969: The film was in Completed status.

The Insider Release Date: When was the film released?

The Insider was released in 1999 on Friday, November 5, 1999 ().

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, April 11, 2000

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