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Film Club Event Featuring Special Guest Speaker: Lowell Bergman

The Insider is a 1999 American biographical drama film directed by Michael Mann, from a script adapted by Eric Roth and Mann from Marie Brenner’s Vanity Fair article “The Man Who Knew Too Much”. The film stars Al Pacino and Russell Crowe, with supporting actors including Christopher Plummer, Bruce McGill, Diane Venora and Michael Gambon.

A fictionalized account of a true story, it is based on the 60 Minutes segment about Jeffrey Wigand, a whistleblower in the tobacco industry, covering the personal struggles of him and CBS producer Lowell Bergman as they defend his testimony against efforts to discredit and suppress it by CBS and Wigand’s former employer.

Though not a box office success, The Insider received overwhelmingly positive reviews, with particular focus on Crowe’s portrayal of Wigand, and Mann’s direction. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor in a Leading Role (for Russell Crowe).

Director: Michael Mann
Theatrical release poster

Theatrical release poster

Directed by Michael Mann
Release date

November 5, 1999

Running time
2h 37m
Country United States
Language English

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