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The Insider


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  • Actors: Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora, Philip Baker Hall
  • Directors: Michael Mann
  • Writers: Michael Mann, Eric Roth
  • Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Touchstone Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: June 1 2004
  • Run Time: 157 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (242 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00003CWRX
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #23,409 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Francesca Jourdan on Aug. 5 2007
Format: DVD
This is the true story of Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe), a man who signed a confidentiality agreement before getting fired from a big tobacco company. Hotshot *60 minutes* producer Bergman (Al Pacino) asks Wigand to decipher some technical documents, and soon realizes there's a bigger story hiding inside Wigand.
On top of that, Wigand is recruited to testity in Mississippi for a case that claims cigarettes *are* addictive.
The *60 minutes* piece will eventually be pulled because of corporate pressure. Wigand deals with his personal dilemma, and Bergman battles the corporation.
Both men will struggle against Big Tobacco's attempts to silence them and against the CBS television network's cowardly complict preference of putting money as a higher priority over the truth.

True colors of journalism are shown throughout the film. Director Michael Mann has done a great job portraying journalistic realism. The actors are marvelous, no exception.

An emotionally intense drama which reveals the consequences of standing up for the truth.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By H. F. Corbin on Feb. 2 2004
Format: VHS Tape
For the most part this movie is superbly acted and well filmed. Russell Crowe, one of the best things that ever happened to Australia, is perfectly cast as Jeffrey Wigand, the scientist whistle-blower who is fired from Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company. Christopher Plummer actually resembles the character he plays, Mike Wallace of CBS Sixty Minutes. Al Pacino should tone down his shouting performance a notch or two, however. The movie got all kinds of nominations for Oscar awards when it was released.
So what's wrong with this picture? The same thing that's wrong with another Russell Crowe movie "A Beautiful Mind" and Oliver Stone's earlier movie about the Kennedy assassination. They are all--what an awful word--"docudramas." The viewer is told as the credits go up at the end of this movie that some things have been fictionalized for the "sake of drama." This is a cruel irony since the movie is all about integrity. Surely the "real" story of the cruel joke tobacco companies have played on an unwitting public for years would have been enough to intrigue an audience and sustain a hard-hitting documentary.
The movie is so well-done. I just wish I knew what is real and what isn't here--if we only had a fire wall between fiction and investigative journalism/movies in this country-- surely we are sophisticated enough to handle such a division.
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By Edith Gaspar on June 6 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I seen this many years ago when I didn't even know who Russell Crowe was. It has a very good story to it. I will watch it soon. Anything with Russell in it I will watch....I should get paid for this.

Edith Gaspar
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By ann louise on May 23 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I LOVE this film. I remember the 60 Minutes episode AND the Vanity
Fair article. I make all my friends who have no/little sympathy for COPD
sufferers watch THIS movie! Excellent!
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Superb acting. Crowe and Pacino are wonderful and so is Plummer. I still think Crowe should have won the oscar that year. Many memorable moments in a thought provoking, non-fiction movie. Not for everyone. If you need explosions, car chases, etc. you probably wouldn't like it.
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By Lisa on Nov. 21 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I finally picked this up and I really enjoyed this movie. I thought it was very well done and worth viewing.
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By Gen on Feb. 9 2012
Format: DVD
If you want to stop smoking, that's a movie you should see, it will help you a lot to quit that junk.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rottenberg's rotten book review on Jan. 26 2004
Format: VHS Tape
Russel Crowe is Jeff Wigand, "The Insider", a research scientist for a cigarette manufacturer who goes up against his boss. When the flick opens, we see his well manicured family and his pretty life, but we have the sense that it's already over for him. He's clearly had enough of his employers, but knows he could lose a severance package negotiated to keep him silent about the workings of his ex-employer's marketing tactics. Al Pacino as Lowell Bergman, a producer for 60 Minutes proves, at about the same time, that he's not afraid to put his personal safety on the line for the story. Christopher Plummer is a surprisingly effective Mike Wallace, one of a small strike force of tele-journalists fearless in the face of intimidation from anybody. In the "Insider", they come together in a sort of manipulative morality tale about corporate greed and nicotine. Though there's no secret about the health risks of chain smoking, Wigand threatens to expose the industry's dark secret - that they actively design cigarettes to be more addictive. Unfortunately, Wigand's attempts to expose his former employers - through both legal action and through an expose on "60 Minutes" make him a target. Losing his severance package and soon his pretty family, Wigand's life is turned upside down. On Bergman's end, his efforts to air Wigand's expose are morphed from a complex story involving well-meaning journalists rendered powerless by questionable law - into a simpler story of noble journalist Davids against the might of corporate Goliaths (the flick shamelessly touts "corporate" as if it were a profane word, as in "did CBS News cave in to CBS Corporate?").Read more ›
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