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The Informant!
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Matt Damon Matt Damon
Mark Whitacre
Lucas McHugh Carroll Lucas McHugh Carroll
Alexander Whitacre
Eddie Jemison Eddie Jemison
Kirk Schmidt
Rusty Schwimmer Rusty Schwimmer
Liz Taylor
Craig Ricci Shaynak Craig Ricci Shaynak
Discouraged Foreman
Tom Papa Tom Papa
Mick Andreas
Rick Overton Rick Overton
Terry Wilson
Melanie Lynskey Melanie Lynskey
Ginger Whitacre

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Scott Z. Burns Scott Z. Burns
Kurt Eichenwald Kurt Eichenwald


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Never quite catches fire...

6 years, 7 months ago at Feb 26 11:20
"Well, there you have it, from Mark Whitacre, Ph.D. You know what the Ph.D. stands for, don't you? Piled higher and deeper."

While the marketing squad at Warner Brothers promoted The Informant! as a loony comedy set within the corporate environment, the trailers are in fact quite misleading. Rather than playing the material as a straightforward mainstream comedy, director Steven Sod... read more

A bizarre movie

5 years, 10 months ago at Dec 21 10:46
Honestly, I really wonder how I though it would be a cool movie to watch with my wife at the movie theater. I guess the whole thing was actually poorly advertised since I first thought it would be more a straightforward thriller. On the other hand, it is such a weird picture, so how can you sell it to any audience? Anyway, even though it was something really different than I expected, I still li... read more

Why Do You Keep Lying?

5 years ago at Oct 6 0:54

"It's very difficult to tell when Mr. Whitacre is telling the truth."

Watching Mark spin his webs is a lot like watching a little kid playing mind games with his parents. He's really a master of word-games, a real lord of lying, and he really has made lying his art-form, not unlike Holden Caulfield, actually. And that's why this movie is so funny... read more
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Description: 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 corpor ... (more)
Release date: 18 September 2009
Tags: Comedy (12), Drama (9), 2009 (9), Crime (8), 2000s (7), (5), Fbi (5), Lawyers (3), Thriller (3), Mental Illness (3), Embezzlement (3), Price Fixing (2), True Story (2), Fraud (2), Based On True Story (2), Business (2), Informant (2), Black Comedy (2), Liar (2), 2010 (1)
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