|aThe insider|h[videorecording] /|cTouchstone Pictures ; a Mann/Roth production ; a Forward Pass picture ; produced by Michael Mann, Pieter Ian Brugge ; written by Eric Roth & Michael Mann ; directed by Michael Mann.
|aBurbank, Calif. :|bTouchstone Home Video ;|aTaipei, Taiwan :|bdistributed by Ying Jie,|cc1999.
|a1 videodisc (ca. 158 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aBased on the Vanity fair article: The man who knew too much / by Marie Brenner.
|aOriginally released as a motion picture in 1999.
|aSpecial 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.
|aDistributor's Chinese title:影傑.
|aDirector of photography, Dante Spinotti ; editors, William Goldenberg, Paul Rubell, David Rosembloom ; music, Lisa Gerrard, Pieter Bourke.
|aAl 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.
|aWhen 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.
|aMPAA rating: R.
|aDVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround stereo., NTSC, widescreen 2.35:1 aspect ratio enhanced for 16x9 televisions.