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The Resource The insider, Touchstone Pictures ; a Mann/Roth production ; a Forward Pass picture ; produced by Michael Mann, Pieter Jan Brugge ; written by Eric Roth & Michael Mann ; directed by Michael Mann, (videorecording)

The insider, Touchstone Pictures ; a Mann/Roth production ; a Forward Pass picture ; produced by Michael Mann, Pieter Jan Brugge ; written by Eric Roth & Michael Mann ; directed by Michael Mann, (videorecording)

Label
The insider
Title
The insider
Statement of responsibility
Touchstone Pictures ; a Mann/Roth production ; a Forward Pass picture ; produced by Michael Mann, Pieter Jan Brugge ; written by Eric Roth & Michael Mann ; directed by Michael Mann
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
When former executive Jeffrey Wigand is fired by his employer, one of the largest tobacco companies in America, Wigand agrees to become a paid consultant for a story by veteran 60 minutes producer Lowell Bergman, regarding alleged unethical practices within the tobacco industry. But what begins as a temporary alliance leads to a lengthy battle for both men to save their reputations and more
Awards note
Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Russell Crowe) -- Best Cinematography (Dante Spinotti) -- Best Director (Michael Mann) -- Best Film Editing (William Goldenberg, Paul Rubell, David Rosenbloom) -- Best Picture (Michael Mann, Pieter Jan Brugge) -- Best Sound (Andy Nelson, Doug Hemphill, Lee Orloff) -- Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published (Eric Roth, Michael Mann), 2000 Academy Awards (U.S.A.).
Cataloging source
JBL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Dante Spinotti ; editors, William Goldenberg, Paul Rubell, David Rosenbloom ; music, Lisa Gerrard, Pieter Bourke
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
In English with optional French dialogue; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.I576 1999
PerformerNote
Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora, Philip Baker Hall, Lindsay Crouse, Debi Mazar, Stephen Tobolowsky, Colm Feore, Bruce McGill, Gina Gershon, Michael Gambon, Rip Torn
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  • 1943-
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http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mann, Michael
  • Brugge, Pieter Jan
  • Roth, Eric
  • Pacino, Al
  • Crowe, Russell
  • Plummer, Christopher
  • Venora, Diane
  • Hall, Philip Baker
  • Crouse, Lindsay
  • Mazar, Debi
  • Tobolowsky, Stephen
  • Feore, Colm
  • McGill, Bruce
  • Gershon, Gina
  • Gambon, Michael
  • Torn, Rip
  • Touchstone Pictures
  • Forward Pass Productions
  • Touchstone Home Video (Firm)
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
158
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  • Wigand, Jeffrey S.
  • Bergman, Lowell
  • Whistle blowing
  • Tobacco industry
  • Television journalists
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The insider, Touchstone Pictures ; a Mann/Roth production ; a Forward Pass picture ; produced by Michael Mann, Pieter Jan Brugge ; written by Eric Roth & Michael Mann ; directed by Michael Mann, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the Vanity fair article: The man who knew too much / by Marie Brenner
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1999
  • Special features: theatrical trailer, production featurette with audio commentary with Al Pacino and Russell Crowe, "inside a scene, " which contains notes to actors, the script, and the actual scene
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features: theatrical trailer -- production featurette with audio commentary with Al Pacino and Russell Crowe -- "inside a scene, " which contains notes to actors, the script, and the actual scene
Control code
ocm43844636
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 158 min.)
Isbn
9780788820595
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 717951007391
  • Z1B BED888266
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
19298
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 609829
System details
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround stereo., NTSC, widescreen 2.35:1 aspect ratio enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The insider, Touchstone Pictures ; a Mann/Roth production ; a Forward Pass picture ; produced by Michael Mann, Pieter Jan Brugge ; written by Eric Roth & Michael Mann ; directed by Michael Mann, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the Vanity fair article: The man who knew too much / by Marie Brenner
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1999
  • Special features: theatrical trailer, production featurette with audio commentary with Al Pacino and Russell Crowe, "inside a scene, " which contains notes to actors, the script, and the actual scene
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features: theatrical trailer -- production featurette with audio commentary with Al Pacino and Russell Crowe -- "inside a scene, " which contains notes to actors, the script, and the actual scene
Control code
ocm43844636
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 158 min.)
Isbn
9780788820595
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 717951007391
  • Z1B BED888266
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
19298
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 609829
System details
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround stereo., NTSC, widescreen 2.35:1 aspect ratio enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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