R | | Biography, Comedy, Crime
The U.S. government decides to go after an agro-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president-turned-informant Mark Whitacre.
Whitacre mentions watching a show in which a character calls home and hears himself pick up the phone. This was the plot of a 1985 episode of The New Twilight Zone named "Shatterday", written by Harlan Ellison, directed by Wes Craven and with Bruce Willis as the guy with a double.
You know that orange juice you have every morning? You know what's in that? Corn. And you know what's in the maple syrup you put on your pancakes? You know what makes it taste so good? Corn. And when you're good and help with the trash, you know ...
Mark Whitacre: ...
In the scene when they supposedly are in Mexico, the pay phone model reveals they are actually at some Aeromexico lounge in the US.
Prologue: "While this motion picture is based on real events, certain incidents and characters are composites, and dialog has been dramatized. So there."
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