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The Insider

The Insider is a 1999 film which tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposť of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand. It stars Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora, Philip Baker Hall, Lindsay Crouse, Debi Mazar, Stephen Tobolowsky, Colm Feore and Bruce McGill.

The movie was adapted by Eric Roth and Michael Mann from the 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.