The Insider (1999)

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  • The Faculty Working


Drama. In a story based on true events, Jeffrey Wigand, a scientific researcher at a large US tobacco corporation, comes into contact with Lowell Bergman, producer of a hardhitting widely syndicated news programme. Bergman has some documents relating to the tobacco industry which he wishes to have explained; at first Wigand demurs, since he has signed confidentiality agreements enabling him to keep his job and the accompanying benefits. As time goes on however, it becomes clear to Bergman that Wigand could be a major `whistleblower', capable of blowing the lid off the tobacco industry and the heads of those corporations who have insisted before Congressional committees that smoking poses no health risk.

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