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The Insider Movie

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 posted by Joan

Engraved River Stones

Recently, we watched a film starring Russell Crowe and Al Pacino about the 60 Minutes program and the tobacco industry.  Crowe plays the role of a recently fired senior executive with the Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company.  As an insider, he is aware of the tricks the tobacco industry plays to keep smokers addicted to cigarette smoking.  Pacino, a producer with 60 Minutes succeeds in getting Crowe to think about blowing the whistle in the CBS program.  The B & W company uses everything they can think of to keep Crowe quiet, short of bombarding him with engraved river stones.

This is a great film story and great acting by the stars.  Jeffrey Wigand (Crowe) is provided a good severance package by B &W, but he agrees to a nondisclosure clause preventing him from telling what he knows about the sinister pact within the industry to keep smokers hooked.  Lowell Bergman (Pacino) does all he can to help but eventually finds himself under pressure to bury the story.  You will have to watch the film to find out what happens.  It will be worth your time.

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