Keyword: whistleblower

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 172 minutes Release date: 10/25/2012
Drama, mystery, action and enduring love thread through a single story that unfolds in multiple timelines over the span of 500 years. Characters meet and reunite from one life to the next. Born and reborn. As the consequences of their actions and choices impact one another through the past, the present and the distant future, one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of...
Insider

The Insider (1999)

Rated: R Runtime: 157 minutes Release date: 11/04/1999
The true story of tobacco industry whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand, the former head of development at the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. who went public on CBS-TV's "60 Minutes" as an industry informant. "60 Minutes" producer Lowell Bergman championed Wigand's cause and after many obstacles managed to have the segment aired. The relationship between the two men developed around their struggle to...
Silkwood

Silkwood (1983)

Rated: R Runtime: 131 minutes Release date: 10/30/1983
Based on the true story of a young woman, an employee in a nuclear processing plant, who mysteriously dies in an accident just before she is going to talk to a reporter about a safety problem.
Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich (2000)

Rated: R Runtime: 131 minutes Release date: 03/16/2000
Based on the true story of a twice-divorced mother working as a low-level secretary at a Los Angeles law firm, a chronicle of a woman, without a law degree, who takes it upon herself to fight powerful corporate forces. Hired out of sympathy after her lawyer lost her personal injury suit, Brockovich stumbled upon the cover-up involving contaminated water in a small desert community, while working...
Fifth Estate

The Fifth Estate (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 128 minutes Release date: 10/17/2013
The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the...
Whistleblower

The Whistleblower (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 08/04/2011
Kathy Bolkovac is an American police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-ups and intrigue amid a world of private contractors and multinational diplomatic doubletalk.
Kill Team

The Kill Team (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 79 minutes Release date: 07/24/2014
Specialist Adam Winfield, a 21-year-old infantryman in Afghanistan, attempted (with the help of his father) to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. When his father's pleas for help went unheeded, Adam was left to face his scornful platoon members, who threatened to silence him - permanently. Forced to choose between his conscience and his own survival, Adam found...
Dir: Dan Krauss
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Silenced (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Only 11 Americans have ever been charged under the Espionage Act of 1917 -- eight of them since President Obama took office. Here, we follow the personal journeys of two members of that octet, Thomas Drake and John Kiriakou, along with accountability advocate, Jesselyn Radack, who helped bring their cases to light. Through their accounts, we come to understand the lengths to which the government...
Dir: James Spione
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Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering

Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 75 minutes Release date: 08/28/2014
The War On Cancer, launched in the early 1970s, set the stage for an influx of new ideas about how to fight cancer. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, America's leading cancer research center at the time, was assigned the task of testing an unconventional therapy called "Laetrile" in an effort to curb the public's "false hope" in the alleged "quack" therapy. Ralph W. Moss PhD, a young and...
Dir: Eric Merola
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On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront (1954)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 09/29/1954
A slightly dim-witted ex-boxer, working on the docks of Hoboken's waterfront, is challenged to step up to the mobsters who control the longshoremens' union by appearing before a state commission as witness after his lawyer brother and best friend are rubbed out. He is prodded to this calling by the local priest and the girl he loves--the sister of his murdered friend.