Common Sense Media reviews The Informant! for kids and families.
Based on the true story of a VP of a giant agri-business that goes government informant.
The first TV Spot for The Informant! which will hit theaters on September 18, 2009.
Interview with Joel McHale, who plays FBI Special Agent Bob Herndon in The Informant!
1. On having comedians in the cast. 2. On the significance of the cast. 3. On getting the evidence for the case. 4. On Scott Bakula.
Interview with Scott Burns, the screenwriter of The Informant!
1. On Mark Whitacre. 2. On Matt Damon and Steven Soderbergh.
The trailer for The Informant!. What was Mark Whitacre thinking? A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company s multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of the common man and handed a promotion. But before all that can happen, the FBI needs evidence, so Whitacre eagerly agrees to wear a wire and carry a hidden tape recorder in his briefcase, imagining himself as a kind of de facto secret agent. Unfortunately for the FBI, their lead witness hasn t been quite so forthcoming about helping himself to the corporate coffers. Whitacre s ever-changing account frustrates the agents and threatens the case against ADM as it becomes almost impossible to decipher what is real and what is the product of Whitacre s rambling imagination. Based on the true story of the highest-ranking corporate whistleblower in U.S. history.
Interview with Melanie Lynskey, who plays Ginger Whitacre in The Informant!
1. On Ginger's involvement. 2. On Matt Damon. 3. On Matt's portrayal of Mark.
Interview with Tom Wilson, whop plays Mark Cheviron in The Informant!
1. Having comedians in the cast. 2. On Matt Damon's performance. 3. On Steven Soderbergh.
Guillermo from Jimmy Kimmel Live tries to replace Matt Damon in The Informant! and they fight in slow motion.
Interview with Scott Bakula, who plays FBI Special Agent Brian Shepard in The Informant!
1. On how Brian becomes involved. 2. On convincing Mark to help with the investigation. 3. On the film's tone. 4. On Joel McHale.
Third b-roll of three for The Informant! B-roll provides a compilation of behind the scenes footage from the film.
Part I Part II Part III
Coverage of the premiere of The Informant! at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, as presented by Red Carpet Diary.
Interview with Tom Smothers, who plays Dwayne Andreas in The Informant!
1. On being in a movie with his brother. 2. On talking to his brother before going on set. 3. On having comedians in the cast.
Second b-roll of three for The Informant! B-roll provides a compilation of behind the scenes footage from the film.
Part I Part II Part III
Interview with Tom Papa, who plays Mick Andreas in The Informant!
1. On the comedy in the script. 2. On his character. 3. On the hotel meeting scene.
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