R | | Biography, Drama, Thriller
A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a 60 Minutes (1968) exposé on Big Tobacco.
Toward the end of this movie, Mike Wallace (Christopher Plummer) shows Lowell Bergman (Al Pacino) an unflattering article and editorial about CBS in the latest New York Times. The article and editorial are clearly from different sections of the paper. This would seem to be a goof, since the Times' op-ed pieces usually appear in the back of the main news section. The real-life pieces to which this scene refers, however, were published on a Sunday (November 12, 1995), which means that the news and editorials would in fact have appeared in separate sections.
Our standards have to be higher than anyone else because we are the standard of everyone else.
When Bergman talks to Wigand on the phone outside his beach house, he goes into the sea far enough for water to touch his shorts, but they are dry when he comes back inside the house.
The TV version is actually longer than the theatrical version and was extended over two nights. The edit was supervised by director Michael Mann.
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$6,712,361 7 November 1999