scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 459
The Insider Not long ago Big Tobacco was spanked with billions of dollars in settlement money for class action lawsuits due largely to the courage of whistleblower scientist Dr Jeffrey Wigand The former chief of a scientific research department with a major tobacco company Wigand was fired for speaking out against the use of lethal addictive chemicals added to cigarettes He was also made to sign a confidentiality agreement effectively silencing him Wigand testified against great odds about classified scientific studies that indicated that the leaders of all major tobacco companies had committed perjury before Congress Each of them had acknowledged their belief that tobacco was not addictive while secretly figuring out ways to increase a cigarettes fix This taut and profound film by director Michael Mann tells of the scandals that exploded when 60 Minutes segment producer Lowell Bergman Al Pacino arranged for a segment -- with an special interview of Wigand Russell Crowe -- blowing the lid off the tobacco scandal Mike Wallace Christopher Plummer was the journalist who eventually conducted the interview with this man who was challenged and fought at every turn When the crunch came and a smear campaign against Wigand was launched lawsuit-shy CBS blinked airing a butchered version of the expose What happened next becomes a crusade the film follows as though searching for the Holy Grail Plummer is spectacular as a keen crafty Wallace revealing the details of a noble man who knows his legacy counts for something Pacino breathes fire into his role as an outraged moralist holding his own in the shifting ethical sands of broadcasting And Crowe is remarkable as the haunted hero faced with crises The Insider explores trust like a private Dick looking for a missing person It tells what happens when men and women of power tangle with complex issues like honor money and the heavy weight of public welfare We see people wrestle with
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA