An exciting dramatization of the strange events that marked the turning of the legal tide against Big Tobacco, and a particularly dark moment in the annals of CBS News. In 1992, Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe) was making $300,000 a year as a head researcher at
Brown & Williamson, the third-largest tobacco company in the country. A year later, he was living out of a hotel under an assumed name and generally fearing for his life. What happened? Fired not long after he began raising uncomfortable questions about how much B&W execs did in fact know about
nicotine addiction and carcinogenic additives, Wigand went to 60 Minutes
producer Lowell Bergman (Al Pacino) w...