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Author: Michael MannPieter Jan BruggeEric RothAl PacinoRussell CroweAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Touchstone Home Video : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Historical films
Drama
Named Person: Jeffrey S Wigand; Lowell Bergman; Lowell Bergman; Jeffrey S Wigand
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Mann; Pieter Jan Brugge; Eric Roth; 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; Touchstone Pictures.; Forward Pass Productions.; Touchstone Home Video (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0788820591 9780788820595
OCLC Number: 43844636
Language Note: In English with optional French dialogue; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: 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.
Credits: Director of photography, Dante Spinotti ; editors, William Goldenberg, Paul Rubell, David Rosenbloom ; music, Lisa Gerrard, Pieter Bourke.
Cast: 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.
Awards: 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.).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 158 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround stereo., NTSC, widescreen 2.35:1 aspect ratio enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
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.
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.

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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.

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