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.
This story was the subject of the 9-15-2000 episode (#168) of This American Life entitled "The Fix is In."
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: ...
When the shot of Tokyo is shown, there is a Half-pipe coaster. This story takes place in 1992-1994. The coaster was built in 2005.
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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