The insider / Touchstone Pictures ; a Mann/Roth production ; a Forward Pass picture ; produced by Michael Mann, Pieter Jan Brugge ; written by Eric Roth & Michael Mann ; directed by Michael Mann.
1 videodisc (approximately 158 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
When former executive Jeffrey Wigand is fired by his employer, one of the largest tobacco companies in America, Wigand agrees to become a paid consultant for a story by veteran 60 minutes producer Lowell Bergman, regarding alleged unethical practices within the tobacco industry. But what begins as a temporary alliance leads to a lengthy battle for both men to save their reputations and more.
Based on the Vanity fair article: The man who knew too much / by Marie Brenner. Originally released as a motion picture in 1999. Special features: theatrical trailer, production featurette with audio commentary with Al Pacino and Russell Crowe, "inside a scene," which contains notes to actors, the script, and the actual scene.
In English with optional French dialogue; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
System Details Note
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround stereo., NTSC, widescreen 2.35:1 aspect ratio enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
The law in movies DVD collection.
Director of photography, Dante Spinotti ; editors, William Goldenberg, Paul Rubell, David Rosenbloom ; music, Lisa Gerrard, Pieter Bourke.
Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora, Philip Baker Hall, Lindsay Crouse, Debi Mazar, Stephen Tobolowsky, Colm Feore, Bruce McGill, Gina Gershon, Michael Gambon, Rip Torn.