The Insider

The Insider

DVD - 1999 | Widescreen edition
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Recounts the chain of events that pitted an ordinary man against the tobacco industry, and dragged two people into the fight of their lives.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Video : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c1999
Edition: Widescreen edition
ISBN: 9780788820595
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (158 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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May 20, 2019

Superb acting by Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, and Christopher Plummer. Movie held my attention throughout. It could have been dry subject matter in the hands of another director, but Michael Mann made it very interesting. Just the occasional time I had trouble following it. True story with only the order of some events changed in order to condense months into a 2 hours, 38 minutes movie.

Jun 28, 2018

not just a superb movie, but also an important historical document, right up there with "All the President's Men", with standout performances by Russell Crowe and Christopher Plummer especially, who both should've received Oscars for this, as well as should've the movie

Jun 22, 2017

"Cigarette is a nicotine-delivering device." Nicotine is defined as "a colorless, oily, water-soluble, highly toxic, liquid alkaloid, C 1 0 H 1 4 N 2, found in tobacco and valued as an insecticide" See Dr. Jeff Wigand today:

Oct 24, 2015

Al Pacino makes this movie come alive. Nice twist at the end.

May 09, 2014

Riveting. Tense. Best part: Bruce McGill's turn as a courtroom attorney made the hair on my arms stand up.

Scaltro Feb 05, 2014

agreed - first ten minutes is misleading. but the rest-amazing. well-played. kept my interest.

Feb 21, 2013

Outstanding acting all around.

Dec 03, 2012

Wanted to re-watch to see if my memory of it held up - and it did. Pacino and Crowe may both have won Oscars for other films, but they earned them in this one.

Green_Bird_203 Oct 06, 2012

The first 10 minutes is to show that Al Pacino is a kind of TV producer who puts his life on the line, goes wherever it takes and deliver. Powerful, convincing performances by Pacino, Crowe and Plummer -truly professional actors. Also, Bruce McGill's performance, though a small role, as a trial lawyer was outstanding. He will eat you alive!

Sep 19, 2012

An excellent film about a whistle blower and the involvement of the 60-minutes TV program to expose the misconduct of several major and powerful tobacco companies in the US a few decades back. Excellent acting by all lead actors, and a tight and gripping plot.

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