The Insider

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Director

Michael Mann

Cast

Al Pacino as Lowell Bergman

Russell Crowe as Dr. Jeffrey Wigand

Christopher Plummer as Mike Wallace

Diane Venora as Liane Wigand

Philip Baker Hall as Don Hewitt

Lindsay Crouse as Sharon Tiller

Debi Mazar as Debbie De Luca

Renee Olstead as Deborah Wigand

Hallie Kate Eisenberg as Barbara Wigand

Stephen Tobolowsky as Eric Kluster

Colm Feore as Richard Scruggs

Bruce McGill as Ron Motley

Gina Gershon as Helen Caperelli

Michael Gambon as Thomas Sandefur

Rip Torn as John Scanlon

Writers

Michael Mann (written by)

Eric Roth (written by)

Marie Brenner (Vanity Fair article “The Man Who Knew Too Much”)


Summary

A fictionalized account of a true story based on the 60 Minutes segment about Jeffrey Wigand, a whistleblower in the tobacco industry, and CBS producer Lowell Bergman's. They both try to defend his testimony against efforts to discredit and suppress it by CBS and Wigand's former employer.

Genre

Drama, Thriller

Released

November 5, 1999

Runtime

2hrs 37min

MPAA

R, for language

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