Argumentative August #14 – Presumed Innocent (1990) – The Joy and Agony of Movies

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Ryan and I would like to once again welcome you to another review for our Argumentative August Blogathon.

This next film, Presumed Innocent (1990) is being reviewed by Sean of The Joy and Agony of Movies

Let’s see what Sean thought of this movie….

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Presumed Innocent (1990)

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About 2/3 of the way into Michael Mann’s The Insider, Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe), a former Brown & Williamson (the tobacco company) research scientist turned whistleblower, is on the phone with Lowell Bergman (Al Pacino), a producer for 60 Minutes. Wigand gave an interview to 60 Minutes where, among other things, he accused his former bosses and other Big Tobacco companies of lying when they said they didn’t know about the health effects of cigarettes, and Brown & Williamson has hit back, first by threatening CBS with a lawsuit (which makes them temporarily pull the story, which makes Bergman livid)…

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