The Insider, dir. Michael Mann, 1999
August 8, 2014 7:36 AM - Subscribe

Sometime next weekend (August 16 or 17), I will be raving on FanFare about Michael Mann's "The Insider," which was released 15 years ago this autumn.

Based loosely on Marie Brenner's "The Man Who Knew Too Much," the movie tells several stories, the central of which is scientist Jeffrey Wigand's outing on "60 Minutes" of the tobacco industry's secret campaign to enhance the addictive potential of cigarettes. Stars Russell Crowe (probably his very best performance), Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, and, in a small but unforgettable part, Bruce McGill.

I hope some of you will join me.
posted by Sheydem-tants (3 comments total)
which was released 15 years ago this autumn


I will totally jump on this and then go on and on about Michael Mann in general.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:58 AM on August 9, 2014

Yay shakespeherian! I thought for a bit that I'd be raving by myself, not that I've ever done THAT before.

Just did the rewatch but will post as planned next weekend.
posted by Sheydem-tants at 4:42 AM on August 10, 2014

once my current club wraps up (or waits for FF8?) I'd like to start one to watch the films of Michael Mann. Would you be interested?
posted by the man of twists and turns at 11:21 AM on June 10, 2015

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