The Insider

The Insider

DVD - 1999
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Publisher: Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Video, 1999
ISBN: 9780788820595
0788820591
Branch Call Number: INS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (158 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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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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akirakato
Aug 16, 2012

At the opening, a hooded man appears as if he were a hostage captured by Islamic militants.
What's going on?
He turns out to be Lowell Bergman (played by Pacino) who will interview Hezbollah founder Sheikh Fadlallah.
Why in Lebanon?
How come Hezbollah founder shows up in a tabacco conspiracy film?
I was mainly interested in the tabacco conspiracy, not in the Middle East hostage movie.
The first ten-minute is really misleading.
I thought I'd grabbed the wrong DVD with the same title! :)
The director should've cut out the first 10-minute.
Despite the somewhat misleading introduction, the film is quite fascinating and thought-provoking.
It is like a "Watergate" in the tabacco industry.

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