A Civil Action / The Insider (Double Feature)
A Civil Action / The Insider (Double Feature).
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Double Feature includes: "A Civil Action" - Jan Schlichtmann is a cynical, high-priced personal injury attorney who only takes big-money cases he can safely settle out of court. Though his latest case at first appears straightforward, Schlichtmann soon becomes entangled in an epic legal battle ... one where he's willing to put his career, reputation, and all that he owns on the line for the rights of his clients! Also featuring Robert Duvall, William H. Macy, and John Lithgow - this gripping, widely acclaimed hit delivers edge-of-your-seat entertainment! "The Insider" recounts the chain of events that pitted an ordinary man against the tobacco industry and dragged two people into the fight of their lives. Academy Award(R)-winner Al Pacino (1990 Best Actor, "Scent Of A Woman," "The Recruit") gives a powerful performance as veteran "60 Minutes" producer Lowell Bergman and Academy Award(R) Winner Russell Crowe (2000 Best Actor, "Gladiator," "A Beautiful Mind") co-stars as the ultimate insider, former tobacco executive Dr. Jeffrey 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 its 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 - and thrill you with its unbelievable twists and turns.
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