Insider, DVD Widescreen

Insider[DVD Widescreen]

Based on real events

Directed by Michael Mann
Starring Al Pacino

Format:
DVD Widescreen 
Distributor:
Walt Disney Studios Home Ent. 
Category:
Thriller 
EAN:
5017188882866 
Catalogue number:
BED888286 
Language:
English 
Country of origin
United States of America 
Colour:
Colour 
Certificate
15

Description

Michael Mann directs this gripping expose of the cigarette industry, based on a true story. '60 Minutes' producer Lowell Bergman (Al Pacino) contacts Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe), a former research employee of tobacco giants Brown and Williamson, after being anonymously sent some damning documents regarding the company's activities. Wigand reveals that B&W were aware their product contained dangerously high levels of nicotine - likely to cause cancer - and agrees to be interviewed for Bergman's programme. As a result of this, Wigand is placed under increasing pressure to hold his peace; he receives numerous death threats, his marriage begins to disintegrate, and he becomes the subject of a smear campaign. When Bergman attempts to arrange for Wigand to present a disposition as part of the Mississippi state's case against the tobacco giants, the move is blocked, and it seems that both men's efforts will amount to nothing.

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