"Cigarette is a nicotine-delivering device." Nicotine is defined as "a colorless, oily, water-soluble, highly toxic, liquid alkaloid, C 1 0 H 1 4 N 2, found in tobacco and valued as an insecticide" See Dr. Jeff Wigand today: http://jeffreywigand.com/
Excellent film about whistleblowing. Russell should have won this year.
Al Pacino makes this movie come alive. Nice twist at the end.
Riveting. Tense. Best part: Bruce McGill's turn as a courtroom attorney made the hair on my arms stand up.
agreed - first ten minutes is misleading. but the rest-amazing. well-played. kept my interest.
Outstanding acting all around.
Wanted to re-watch to see if my memory of it held up - and it did. Pacino and Crowe may both have won Oscars for other films, but they earned them in this one.
The first 10 minutes is to show that Al Pacino is a kind of TV producer who puts his life on the line, goes wherever it takes and deliver. Powerful, convincing performances by Pacino, Crowe and Plummer -truly professional actors. Also, Bruce McGill's performance, though a small role, as a trial lawyer was outstanding. He will eat you alive!
An excellent film about a whistle blower and the involvement of the 60-minutes TV program to expose the misconduct of several major and powerful tobacco companies in the US a few decades back. Excellent acting by all lead actors, and a tight and gripping plot.
At the opening, a hooded man appears as if he were a hostage captured by Islamic militants.
What's going on?
He turns out to be Lowell Bergman (played by Pacino) who will interview Hezbollah founder Sheikh Fadlallah.
Why in Lebanon?
How come Hezbollah founder shows up in a tabacco conspiracy film?
I was mainly interested in the tabacco conspiracy, not in the Middle East hostage movie.
The first ten-minute is really misleading.
I thought I'd grabbed the wrong DVD with the same title! :)
The director should've cut out the first 10-minute.
Despite the somewhat misleading introduction, the film is quite fascinating and thought-provoking.
It is like a "Watergate" in the tabacco industry.
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