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
0788820591
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (158 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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not just a superb movie, but also an important historical document, right up there with "All the President's Men", with standout performances by Russell Crowe and Christopher Plummer especially, who both should've received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

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Siri121713
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: http://jeffreywigand.com/

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HandBalm
Oct 30, 2016

Excellent film about whistleblowing. Russell should have won this year.

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pten17
Oct 24, 2015

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

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dthomas6
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.

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rationallady
Feb 21, 2013

Outstanding acting all around.

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VRMurphy
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!

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Ron@Ottawa
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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