Episode 67: The Insider Part 1 of 3

Episode 67: The Insider Part 1 of 3. We embark on an examination of this 1999 film about a tobacco industry whistle-blower trying to get his story out on national television. Starring Russell Crowe, Al Pacino and Christopher Plummer, the protagonists face legal challenges by the huge tobacco corporations and for the journalists, resistance from their own corporate management. It has just as much resonance and relevance today as it did in the late 90s but how closely is its message based on true events and how much has been fictionalized?

Episode 67: The Insider Part 1 of 3. We embark on an examination of this 1999 film about a tobacco industry whistle-blower trying to get his story out on national television. Starring Russell Crowe, Al Pacino and Christopher Plummer, the protagonists face legal challenges by the huge tobacco corporations and for the journalists, resistance from their own corporate management. It has just as much resonance and relevance today as it did in the late 90s but how closely is its message based on true events and how much has been fictionalized?

Author: History by Hollywood

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