The Insider | 1999

Drama, Adaptation
The true story of tobacco executive Jeffrey Wigand, who blew the whistle on the tobacco industy, with the help of "60 Minutes" producer, Lowell Bergman.
Director: Michael Mann
Awards: 7 Oscar nominations. Another 11 wins & 10 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Lowell Bergman

Actor

... Jeffrey Wigand

Actor

... Mike Wallace

Actor

... Liane Wigand

Actor

... Don Hewitt

Actor

... Sharon Tiller

Actor

... Debbie De Luca

Actor

... Eric Kluster

Actor

... Richard Scruggs

Actor

... Ron Motley

Actor

... Helen Caperelli

Actor

... Thomas Sandefur

Actor

Company

20th Century Fox Studio Facilities

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Baqua El Garbia

Production Company

Behind the Scenes Freight

Production Company

Beverly Keeper

Production Company

Synopsis

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 reveal the truth despite personal and professional hardships.

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