The Informant! | 2009

Drama, Adaptation
Mark Whitacre wears a wire to record corporate honchos who are illegally fixing the price of food additives. But, unfortunately for the FBI, their lead witness hasn't been quite so forthcoming about how he's helped ...more
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Awards: 2 Golden Globe nominations. Another 1 nomination | full awards »

Cast

... Mark Whitacre

Actor

... FBI Special Agent Brian Shepherd

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... FBI Special Agent Bob Herndon

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... Ginger Whitacre

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... Mark Cheviron

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... Terry Wilson

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... Mick Andreas

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... Reinhard Richter

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... Correctional Officer

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... Mark Whitacre's Mother

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... FBI Special Agent Anthony D'Angelo

Actor

... Kirk Schmidt

Actor

Company

Production Company

Jaffe/Braunstein Films

Production Company

Masterwords

Production Company

Production Company

Pacific Title & Art Studio

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Synopsis

What was Mark Whitacre thinking? A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company's multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of the common man and handed a promotion. But before all that can happen, the FBI needs evidence, so Whitacre eagerly agrees to wear a wire and carry a hidden tape recorder in his briefcase, imagining himself as a kind of de facto secret agent. Unfortunately for the FBI, their lead witness hasn't been quite so forthcoming about helping himself to the corporate coffers. Whitacre's ever-changing account frustrates the agents and threatens the case against ADM as it becomes almost impossible to decipher what is real and what is the product of Whitacre's rambling imagination. Based on the true story of the highest-ranking corporate whistleblower in U.S. history.

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