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The Insider

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This article is about the 1999 movie. For the American television tabloid program, see The Insider (TV newsmagazine). There is also a book with the same name about an executive at Archer Daniels Midland.

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The Insider is a 1999 film which tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series expos of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand. In real life, the story was not aired because 60 Minutes' parent company, Westinghouse, objected.

It stars Al Pacino (as Lowell Bergman), Russell Crowe (as Wigand), Christopher Plummer (as Mike Wallace), Diane Venora, Philip Baker Hall (as Don Hewitt), Lindsay Crouse, Debi Mazar, Stephen Tobolowsky, Colm Feore and Bruce McGill.

The movie was adapted by Eric Roth and Michael Mann from the Vanity Fair magazine article The Man Who Knew Too Much by Marie Brenner. It was directed by Mann.

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Russell Crowe), Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Picture, Best Sound and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published.

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