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The Insider-Press Release
Dr. Jeffrey Wigand (RUSSELL CROWE) was a central witness in the lawsuits
filed by Mississippi and 49 other states against the tobacco industry
which were eventually settled for $246 billion. Wigand, former head of
research for Brown & Williamson, was a top scientist, the ultimate
insider. No one like him had ever gone public before.
Meanwhile, Lowell Bergman (AL PACINO), investigative reporter and "60
Minutes" producer, mostly for Mike Wallace (CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER) segments,
taped the famous Wigand interview with its devastating statements, and
arranged a legal defense team for Wigand. However, before the most
newsworthy "60 Minutes" segment in years could air, Bergman would lose to
a CBS corporate decision to kill it and would experience the fracturing of
loyalties and bitter divisions within "60 Minutes".
Wigand would find himself sued, targeted in a national smear campaign,
divorced and facing possible incarceration. Wigand, having wagered so much
and now unable to deliver his testimony to the American people, and
Bergman trying to defeat the smear campaign and fighting to force CBS to
air the interview, are two ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances.
They find themselves in a fight from which no one will emerge as he
entered and nothing will be the same again.