The Insider
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1999
Director: Michael Mann
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 717951-007391
Running time: 2:38 (158 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: April 11, 2000
Collection type: Owned (#795)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 09, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
The Insider recounts the chain of events that pitted an ordinary man against the tobacco industry, and dragged two people into the fight of their lives.

Academy Award® Winner Al Pacino** (Any Given Sunday, The Devil's Advocate) gives a powerful performance as veteran 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman, and Russell Crowe (L.A. Confidential, Mystery, Alaska) co-stars as the ultimate insider, former tobacco executive Dr. Jeffrey Wigand. When Wigand is fired by his employer – one of the largest tobacco companies in America – he agrees to become a paid consultant for a story Bergman is working on regarding alleged unethical practises within the tobacco industry. But what begins as a temporary alliance leads to a lengthy battle for both men to save their reputations, and much, much more.

As they soon find out, Corporate America will use all legal means at their disposal to save a billion-dollar-a-year habit. And as the corporate giants soon find out, Bergman and Wigand are honorable men, driven to smoke out the evidence.

Also starring Christopher Plummer (Malcolm X) as anchor Mike Wallace and Gina Gershon (Face/Off), The Insider will chill you with its cold, hard edge - and thrill you with its unbelievable twists and turns.

*1999. **1992, Best Actor, Scent Of A Woman
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Touchstone Pictures
 • Forward Pass Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Buena Vista Home Entertainment
 • Touchstone Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
English
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Michael Mann....Director
Writing
Marie Brenner....Original Material By
Eric Roth....Writer
Michael Mann....Writer
Production
Michael Mann....Producer
Pieter Jan Brugge....Producer
Cinematography
Dante Spinotti....Director of Photography
Film Editing
William Goldenberg....Film Editor
Paul Rubell....Film Editor
David Rosenbloom....Film Editor
Music
Lisa Gerrard....Composer
Pieter Bourke....Composer
Sound
Lee Orloff....Production Sound Mixer
Gregg Baxter....Supervising Sound Editor
Gregory King....Supervising Sound Editor
Andy Nelson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Doug Hemphill....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Anna Sheppard....Costume Designer
Brian Morris....Production Designer
Marjorie McShirley....Art Director
John Caglione, Jr.....Make-up Artist
Bill Myer....Make-up Artist
Greg Cannom....Make-up Effects
John Gray....Visual Effects
Snow Business
David Crownshaw....Visual Effects
Chris Watts....Visual Effects
Cast
Al Pacino....Lowell Bergman
Russell Crowe....Jeffrey Wigand
Christopher Plummer....Mike Wallace
Diane Venora....Liane Wigand
Philip Baker Hall....Don Hewitt
Lindsay Crouse....Sharon Tiller
Debi Mazar....Debbie De Luca
Stephen Tobolowsky....Eric Kluster
Colm Feore....Richard Scruggs
Bruce McGill....Ron Motley
Gina Gershon....Helen Caperelli
Michael Gambon....Thomas Sandefur
Rip Torn....John Scanlon
Lynne Thigpen....Mrs. Williams
Hallie Kate Eisenberg....Barbara Wigand
Michael Paul Chan....Norman the Cameraman
Linda Hart....Mrs. Wigand
Robert Harper....Mark Stern
Nestor Serrano....FBI Agent Robertson
Pete Hamill....NY Times Reporter
Wings Hauser....Tobacco Lawyer
Clifford Curtis....Sheikh Fadlallah
Renee Olstead....Deborah Wigand
Michael Moore....Michael Moore (Himself)
Gary Sandy....Lawyer (Sandefur's)
Willie C. Carpenter....John Harris
Paul Butler....Charlie Phillips
Jack Palladino....Jack Palladino (Himself)
Megan Odabash....Sandra Sutherland
Roger Bart....Seelbach Hotel Manager
Alan DeSatti....Hezbollah Interpreter
Sayed Badreya....Hezbollah Head Gunman
Chris Ufland....Doug Oliver (FDA)
Doug McGrath....Private Investigator
Bill Sage....Intense Young Intern
Joseph Hindy....Baldo the Editor
Dennis Garber....FBI Agent #1
Tim Grimm....FBI Agent #2
Paul Perri....Geologist/FBI Man
Wanda De Jesus....Geologist/FBI Woman
Robert Brink....Policeman
V. J. Foster....Bill Felling
James Harper....FBI Agent #3
Eyal Podell....Lowell's Son
Breckin Meyer....Sharon's Son
David Roberson....John Telafarro
Gregg E. Muravchick....Private Security Guard
William P. Bradford II....Subpoena Man
David Carr....Local Newscaster
Ann Reskin....Seelbach Hotel Desk Clerk
Claire Slemmer....Edie Magnus
Steve Salge....Dan Rather
Derrick Jones....Mississippi Reporter
Donald F. Burbrink II....B & W Male Security Officer
Vyto Ruginis....Junior Lawyer
George R. Parsons....B & W Uniformed Security Officer
Isodine Loury....Mississippi Court Stenographer
Charlene Bosarge....Mr. Scruggs' Assistant
Saemi Nakamura....Japanese Waitress
Ronal G. Yokley....Police Detective
Bob Lazarus....Stage Manager
Robert Ragno Jr.....Photographer - New Media
Alvin L. Welch....Judge
Nathan Lewis Hill....Production Assistant
Paula Bisbikos....Mike Wallace's Assistant
Christi Evans....CBS News Producer
Knox Grantham White....Soundman
Amy L. Caudill....A Student
Chris Dernovich....Suspicious Golfer (uncredited)
Phil Hawn....Businessman at Airport (uncredited)
L. C. Holt....Kid #2 on Street (uncredited)
Clyde Lee....Clyde Lee, WRTV 6 Newscaster (uncredited)
Doug Norwood....Photographer (uncredited)
Madeleine Reller....Lesley Stahl (uncredited)
Robbie G. Tomlin....Sammy Bergman (uncredited)