The Insider


2h 37m 1999

Brief 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

Film Details

Also Known As
Insider
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA; San Francisco, California, USA; Umm al-Fahm, West Bank, Israel; Berkeley, California, USA; Big Bear Lake, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Louisville, Kentucky, USA; Manjack, Abaco, The Bahamas; Mobile, Alabama, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 37m

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.

Crew

Trish Adlesic

Location Manager

Nicholas Allen

Boom Operator

Mark Aller

Accounting Assistant

Michel Aller

Assistant Editor

Gil Alon

Location Manager

Richard Anderson

Other

James Apted

Assistant

Itzik Ben Aroya

Key Grip

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Ehab Assal

Other

Paige Augustine

Assistant Set Decorator

Yael Aviv

Casting

Anat Avivi

Assistant Art Director

Avi Avivi

Art Director

Bob Badami

Music Editor

J Baird

Song

B Bargeld

Song

Don Barrett

Special Thanks To

Craig Barron

Visual Effects

Travis Baumann

Visual Effects

Gregg Baxter

Sound Editor

Chea Beckley

Production Assistant

Lowell Bergman

Consultant

Carlo Bernard

Production Associate

Thomas Bianco

Post-Production Accountant

James P. Bittl

Other

Robert A. Blackburn

Construction Coordinator

Christopher Boddy

Electrician

Walter Bogdanich

Special Thanks To

Troy Borisy

On-Set Dresser

Pieter Bourke

Music

Pieter Bourke

Song

Bill Bowling

Location Manager

Steve Bozeman

Special Thanks To

Marie Brenner

Source Material

Marie Brenner

Consultant

Daniel Briggs

Transportation Captain

Neville Brody

Titles

Glenn Brown

Assistant

Leah Brown

Set Costumer

Ricou Browning

Other

Pieter Jan Brugge

Producer

Jeffrey Burks

Photography

Erika Wangberg Burton

Photography

Eva Z. Cabrera

Script Supervisor

J Caffery

Song

John Caglione Jr.

Makeup

Marco Campos

Foreman

Greg Cannom

Makeup Artist

Dan Carter

Projectionist

Michael Castellano

Costumes

Patricia Castellanos

Assistant Location Manager

Gusmano Cesaretti

Associate Producer

Maria K. Chavez

Consultant

Lynn Christopher

Set Designer

A Chudy

Song

M Chung

Song

Billy Cobham

Song

Eric Cochran

Electrician

Meredith Collins

Assistant

Frank Connor

Photography

Judith A. Cory

Hair Stylist

Deidre Costa

Assistant Location Manager

Willard J Crawford

Grip

Lou Crisa

Assistant

Darcey Crownshaw

Other

Shirley Fulton Crumley

Extras Agent/Coordinator

John Cucci

Foley Artist

David Darling

Song Performer

David Darling

Song

Debbi Datz-pyle

Music Contractor

Holly Davis

Costumes

Shirley Davis

Production Coordinator

Buddy De Vingo

Caterer

Jason Dean

Production Assistant

Robert Del Naja

Song

Yann Delpuech

Sound

Michael D Desantis

Accounting Assistant

Alan Desilva

Grip

Matt Dessero

Visual Effects

Carolyn Dessert

Set Costumer

Robert A Destolfe

Projectionist

Robert Di Grigoli

Construction Coordinator

Judi Dickerson

Dialect Coach

Thomas Dickson

Projectionist

Meredith Dixon

Office Assistant

Dan Dobson

Other

Tom Dolan

Best Boy

Dan Duggan

Best Boy

Robert Duggan

Key Rigging Grip

Shane Durazo

Other

Liz Dykehouse

Accountant

Harvey Edinoff

Accountant

Alex Edlin

Assistant Production Coordinator

Edward James Egan

Best Boy Grip

Manfred Eicher

Song

Jennifer Emrick

Assistant

Jeffrey Enneking

Electrician

Kelly Erin

Assistant Production Coordinator

Sylvia Fay

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Robert Fernandez

Other

Javier Ferrer

Electrician

Pat Fitzpatrick

Best Boy

Stephanie Flack

Dialogue Editor

Linda Folk

Adr Editor

Alan Forbes

Assistant Location Manager

Jay Fortune

Gaffer

Fortunato Frattasio

Visual Effects

Alix M Freedman

Special Thanks To

David Galbraith

Assistant

Jan Garbarek

Other

Jan Garbarek

Song

F Gari

Song

Lisa Gerrard

Music

Lisa Gerrard

Song

Richard Gilks

Song

Richard Gilks

Song Performer

Thomas Gilligan

Key Rigging Grip

Dr. Stanton Glantz

Special Thanks To

Julie Glick

Set Costumer

William Goldenberg

Editor

Ildefonso Goris

Other

John E Gray

Special Effects Coordinator

Kurt Greufe

Accounting Assistant

Barbara Gutman

Production Accountant

A Hacke

Song

Nancy Haigh

Set Decorator

Ted Haigh

Graphics

Roger Hanna

Transportation Captain

Kelly Hannafin

Set Designer

Julie Hannum

Assistant Location Manager

Michael Hansen

Assistant Property Master

Philip Harrelson

Sound

Tim Healey

Production Supervisor

Hollywood Heard

Electrician

Craig 'pup' Heath

Other

D. M. Hemphill

Rerecording

Julie Herrin

Assistant Director

Sean M. Higgins

Best Boy

Brian Hillburn

Location Assistant

Erica L Hiller

Post-Production Supervisor

Tod Holcomb

Music

Tom Holcomb

Other

John Holcombe

Foreman

Joel Holland

Video Assist/Playback

Susan Hollander

Other

Josiah Hooper

Set Production Assistant

Mark Howard

Production Assistant

Jason Hudak

Apprentice

Cindia Huppeler

Dialect Coach

Dream Quest Images

Photography

Eitan Ivgy

Technical Advisor

Teresa Jaime

Accountant

Gary Jay

Camera Operator

Robert Jepsen

Other

Jennifer Jew

Assistant Editor

Tim Judge

Assistant

John Kasarda

Art Director

Barbara Kastner

Property Master

Boaz Katzenelson

Property Master

Ian C Kelly

Video Assist/Playback

Carole Ann Kenneally

Assistant Editor

David A Kessler

Special Thanks To

Madjid Khaladj

Song

Cheryl Kilbourne-kimpton

Wardrobe Supervisor

Darren King

Dialogue Editor

Gregory King

Sound Editor

Pat King

Transportation Co-Captain

Terry W King

Special Effects Foreman

C Jonas Kirk

Foreman

Avi Kleinberger

Line Producer

Jay Kleinhesselink

Best Boy Grip

Selma Kora

Assistant Property Master

Nicholas Vincent Korda

Adr Editor

Lori Korngiebel

Other

Gary B Krakoff

Props

John Kurlander

Other

Beth Kushnick

Set Decorator

Paul Kuzmich

Driver

Jennifer Lagura

On-Set Dresser

Bryan Lamoureux

Apprentice

Jack Laspada

Production

Christopher B Lawrence

Costume Designer

J Kelly Letter

Production Assistant

Myron Levin

Special Thanks To

Monica Levinson

Production Supervisor

Linda Lew

Foley Recordist

Stephen Lim

Unit Production Manager

Marc Linquist

Production Assistant

Leslie Linville

Assistant Set Decorator

Susan Linville

Art Department Coordinator

Jeremy Logan

Set Production Assistant

Robert Long

Assistant

Wes Long

On-Set Dresser

Emily Loreto

Assistant Costume Designer

Todd Lubin

Assistant

David Lucarelli

Adr

Orna Lusternic

Other

Farkad Mahamid

Location Manager

James Malone

Rigging Gaffer

Film Details

Also Known As
Insider
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA; San Francisco, California, USA; Umm al-Fahm, West Bank, Israel; Berkeley, California, USA; Big Bear Lake, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Louisville, Kentucky, USA; Manjack, Abaco, The Bahamas; Mobile, Alabama, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 37m

Award Nominations

Best Actor

1999
Russell Crowe

Best Adapted Screenplay

1999

Best Cinematography

1999

Best Director

1999
Michael Mann

Best Editing

1999

Best Picture

1999

Best Sound

1999

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Dante Spinotti was nominated in the feature film category for the 1999 Outstanding Achievement Award sponsored by the American Society of Cinematographers.

Michael Mann was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in 1999 by the Directors Guild of America.

Nominated for the 1999 award for Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published (Eric Roth and Michael Mann) from the Writers Guild of America.

Winner of four 1999 awards for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Actor (Russell Crowe) and Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Plummer) from the Los Angeles Critics Association.

Winner of the 1999 award for Best Actor (Russell Crowe) from the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award.

Winner of the 1999 award for Best Actor (Russell Crowe) from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

Winner of the 1999 award for Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Plummer) from the Boston Society of Film Critics.

Winner of the 1999 Paul Selvin Award (Eric Roth and Michael Mann) from the Writer's Guild of America.

Winner of two 1999 awards, including Best Actor (Russell Crowe) and Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Plummer) from the National Society of Film Critics.

Winner of two 1999 Golden Satellites, including Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director, from the International Press Academy.

Expanded Release in United States February 25, 2000

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States Fall November 5, 1999

Released in United States on Video April 11, 2000

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Opening Night) January 26 - February 6, 2000.

Began shooting May 20, 1998.

Completed shooting October 9, 1998.

Marie Brenner's article "The Man Who Knew Too Much" appeared in the May 1996 issue of Vanity Fair.

The soundtrack is available October 26, 1999 through Columbia Records/Music Soundtrax.

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Opening Night) January 26 - February 6, 2000.)

Expanded Release in United States February 25, 2000

Released in United States on Video April 11, 2000

Released in United States Fall November 5, 1999