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The Insider A dramatization of 1995 events in which the tobacco industry allegedly covered up proof that nicotine is addictive and harmful. When Brown and Williamson executive Jeffrey Wigand (Crowe) tries to expose the industry's cover-up, he is threatened into silence. He eventually gets his story to 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman (AL Pacino), but CBS decides against airing it due to political and economic pressures, and the threat of lawsuit from Brown and Williamson. Before we …

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…the smoker is inhaling the smoke through the filter in addition to the "second hand" smoke floating around the both of you. So how is he better off? My own personal beliefs (jump back to the beginning of this summary if you need a refresher) not with standing, The Insider is just too nauseatingly one-sided to be real. It's interesting, yes, but issues this complicated are never divided so black and white in real life.