The Insider

The Insider
The Insider

Film Details

Year

1999

Duration

151 minutes

Genres

Drama

Language

English

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Synopsis

News producer Lowell Bergman knows he's on to a major story when a research biologist for a big tobacco company refuses to talk to him. The scientist, Jeffrey Wigand, has been forced to sign papers by his employers promising that he won't give away any secrets. But ultimately, wracked by guilt at the nature of the work he has had to carry out, Wigand decides to do the right thing - and appears on Bergman's TV news show to spill the beans on the real human costs associated with smoking. But behind-the-scene forces are still trying to stop the truth being broadcast to the public...

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15 Classification

Contains strong language.

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