- 2 hr 37 min
The Insider is a true story about a whistle blower from a big tobacco company. Lowell Bergman gets a hint of a new story and is referred to Jeffrey Wigand. Wigand refuses to give Bergman full cooperation, because he wants to honor his confidentiality contract to his previous job. Bergman works on Wigand and convinces him to do a "60 Minutes" video about his scientific evidence that the company he worked for was selling dangerous products. Wigand suffers, his family suffers, and Bergman questions whether he has done the right thing. This film shows the true necessity, and pain, of reporting. Watch this gripping drama to find out what happens when the truth is revealed against Big Tobacco. The Insider was released in 1999 and nominated for 7 Oscars, including Best Film. Russell Crowe acts as Jeffrey Wigand, and Al Pacino acts as Lowell Bergman. Michael Mann directed the film.