From NetFlix: "One man told the truth. Another reported the story. Both paid the price. The Insider -- a true tale about a Big Tobacco scientist (Russell Crowe) who exposed industry secrets, and the newsman (Al Pacino) who fought corporate forces that would have squelched the story -- offers a glimpse into power, media and money in America. A thought-provoking and thrilling film." 1999 157 minutes (See Trailer on NetFlix Site or at NY Times)
This is an important film that should not be missed. Strangely, the death rate from lung cancer has increased in the ten years since the film was released.
To see that nothing has changed, see "Doctor Sounds Alarm Ahead of Tobacco Vote" NY Times May 6, 2009.