The Insider Movie

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Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, November 5, 1999

Rating: R

Runtime: 2 hrs, 37 m

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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Crew: Who's making The Insider

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 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.


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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

On or about December 31, 1969, the film was in Completed status.

The Insider Release Date: When was it 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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