Hamlet's problems were nothing compared to mine...
A retelling of the true story of the battle by one of America's top news shows to air an explosive documentary about how the cigarette companies manipulate nicotine in cigarettes. The issue is important because the CEOs of all the American tobacco companies had sworn under oath that they did not believe nicotine to be addictive. A chemist working for the third largest company realised what was going on and was fired for his trouble. His conscience bothered him, and when an opportunity to reveal what he knew came along, he was tempted to take it. Two problems: a non-disclosure agreement he had signed, enforced with financial and legal threats, and the very real physical intimidation he and his family had to endure. The TV network also had to worry about legal action if they aired the program. This may sound very boring but it is an engrossing drama, well worth viewing. Note the runtime.
160 minutes, No persons under 13 (Language)
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Al Pacino, Russel Crowe, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora, Philip Baker Hall
|Screenplay||Eric Roth, Michael Mann, from an article by Marie Brenner|
|Music||Pieter Bourke, Lisa Gerrard, Graeme Revell|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Forward Pass, Blue Light Productions, Kaitz Productions, Mann/Roth Productions, Touchstone Pictures|
|South African Media|
|The MoviesiteIan Douglas||14|
|Cape ArgusAdrian Monteath||20|
|Cape TimesStephan Hofstätter||10|
|The StarJoanna Rix||12|
|Die BurgerGabriël Botma||15|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||15|
|BeeldMarius Jooste||14 |
|SA City LifeTony Jackman||15)|
|TV3 ScreenplaySandy Ngema||18|
|SAFM Saturday WiredAlan Swerdlow||18|
|Bos LifeJean-Pierre Pellissier||16|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Gemma Files||15|
|Box Office (USA)Annlee Ellingson||13|
|Rough Cuth (USA)Tom Cappello||16|
|Total Film (UK)Cam Winstanley||15|
|Film Review (UK)Jason Caro||15|
|Uncut (UK)Nick Hasted||15|
|Average .. 77%||15|
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