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The Informant!

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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The U.S. government decides to go after an agri-business giant with a price-fixing accusation based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president turned informant Mark Whitacre. 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.
Title: The informant!
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2010]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Participant Media and Groundswell Productions, a Section Eight-Jaffe/Braunstein Enterprise ; produced by Gregory Jacobs, Jennifer Fox, Michael Jaffe, Howard Braunstein, Kurt Eichenwald ; screenplay by Scott Z. Burns ; directed by Steven Soderbergh
Notes: Title from container
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
"Based on a tattle-tale."
Special features: Deleted scenes
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: The U.S. government decides to go after an agri-business giant with a price-fixing accusation based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president turned informant Mark Whitacre. 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.
Alternate Title: Informant! (Motion picture)
ISBN: 1419869086
9781419869082
Branch Call Number: DVD Comedy INFORMANT
Credits: Director of photography, Peter Andrews ; editor, Stephen Mirrione ; music, Marvin Hamlisch.
Performers: Matt Damon, Melanie Lynskey, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 or 2.0
Other Language: English, French, or Spanish dialogue; English, French, or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Subject Headings: Informers Drama Price fixing Drama Criminal investigation United States Drama Agricultural industries United States Drama
Genre/Form: Comedy films
Crime films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Topical Term: Informers
Price fixing
Criminal investigation
Agricultural industries
Publisher No: 1000039229 Warner Home Video
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Our only comedy for the list, here is the story of a vice president of an agriculture business who turns whistleblower. The case hits some snags has he decides this his chance to play secret agent.


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Apr 26, 2014
  • pigweed rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I laughed a lot while watching this even though it is sort of a sad and dark story. I've met people much like Matt Damon's character, and I thought he nailed his performance pretty well. I'm starting to really like Scott Bakula and enjoyed his performance too.

Apr 11, 2014
  • bears1985 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not what I expected thought maybe it would be a comedy but is but isn't. Actually turned out to be a decent movie but must watch as It changes back in forth must pay attention

Apr 04, 2014
  • George Millar rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good concept ... but not worth a second view.

Feb 21, 2014
  • ilove48whippets rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It was a strange film.. takes a while to understand "what is this guy doing?" Best to watch it twice.. It is hillarious (watching from the outside, of course) how Mark had people, esp. FBI running in circles... Mark is full of surprises and much imagination and intelligence..Bizarre man!

Jan 22, 2014
  • velloxal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Another great movie.

Nov 04, 2013
  • wooknight rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The plot is so outlandish that it is hard to believe that it is a true story. Matt Damon does an amazing job

Oct 03, 2013
  • scrubble4 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

boring, trivial, bad

Jun 22, 2013
  • smithcdn rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

My wife loved it. I fell asleep about 20 minutes in. Must be a good watch, but it takes decades to do and the dialogue is deadly bad. This must be one of those "I needed to do a movie and fill my contract and I have 15 days to start filming!!" movies.

May 27, 2013
  • Lanny213 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

What will Whitacre do next (in the movie)? I found the movie amusing and Matt Damon did a great job! (as always).

Jan 24, 2013
  • toutesweet rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I thought this was a great movie. Well played. Not overly Hollywoodized

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Mar 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Mar 25, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The U.S. government decides to go after an agri-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president turned informant Mark Whitacre.

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Mar 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Mar 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Mark Whitacre: [voiceover] You know that orange juice you have every morning? You know what's in that? Corn. And you know what's in the maple syrup you put on your pancakes? You know what makes it taste so good? Corn. And when you're good and help with the trash, you know what makes the big, green bags biodegradable?
Mark Whitacre: [to his son] Do you?
Alexander Whitacre: Uh-huh. Corn.
Mark Whitacre: Corn *starch*. But Daddy's company didn't come up with that one. DuPont did.

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Mar 25, 2011
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