Our next Rialto Recommends is Michael Mann's 1999 whistleblower film THE INSIDER starring Russell Crowe and Al Pacino. After seeking the expertise of former "Big Tobacco" executive Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe), seasoned TV producer Lowell Bergman (Al Pacino) suspects a story lies behind Wigand's reluctance to speak. As Bergman persuades Wigand to share his knowledge of industry secrets, the two must contend with the courts and the corporations that stand between them and exposing the truth. All the while, Wigand must struggle to maintain his family life amidst lawsuits and death threats. Intelligent, compelling, and packed with strong performances, THE INSIDER is a potent corporate thriller. Newsweek raved "Powerfully and elegantly, THE INSIDER reveals a chilling reality: how hard it is to tell a simple truth when big business doesn't want it told." While the Washington Post said "Mann, who mastered style in his TV series Miami Vice and previous films like Heat, adds substance to the formula with the intensely dramatic, fiercely principled THE INSIDER." THE INSIDER is streaming on Amazon Prime or available to rent for a modest fee from Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Vudu, DirectTV and others. Whistleblowers face powerful opposition whenever they speak-up against major corporations or governments or both. THE INSIDER shows why we should value their insights and not denigrate the messenger.