Academy Award Winner Al Pacino (Any Given Sunday, The Devilís Advocate) gives a powerful performance as veteran 60 minutes producer Lowell Bergman, and Russell Crowe (L.A. Confidential, Mystery Alaska) co-stars as the ultimate insider, former tobacco executive Dr. Jeffery Wigand. When Wigand is fired by his employer - one of the largest tobacco companies in America - he agrees to become a paid consultant for a story Bergman is working on 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 much, much more.

As they soon find out, Corporate America will use all legal means at their disposal to save a billion dollar a year habit. And as the corporate giants soon find out, Bergman and Wigand are honorable men, driven to smoke out the evidence.

Also starring Christopher Plummer (Malcolm X) as anchor Mike Wallace and Gina Gershon (Face Off), The Insider will chill you with its cold, hard edge - thrill you with its unbelievable twists and turns.