In 1992, mark whitacre a highlevel executive at the arthur daniels midland foundation became one of the biggest whistleblowers in u. Rarely can a drug case be developed without the services of informants at some stage of the investigation. Not only are they guilty of hypocrisy and greed but also bereft of style and personality. Although the movie is sometimes played for laughs, the real story was no laughing matter. With matt damon, tony hale, patton oswalt, lucas mchugh carroll. The mac version has been our focus for a few different reasons with a primary reason that we are mac developers and so developing a mac version is done inhouse and not via outside contracting. The characters led by matt damons sleepwalking are passionless and of little depth. The informant is a nonfiction whitecollar crime book written by journalist kurt eichenwald and published in 2000 by random house. It actually offers one of the directors more engaging films in quite a while, as he drops his oftenpresent pretensions to deliver a fun romp. The use of informants is vital to the success of the drug enforcement operations of any law enforcement agency.
Sep 20, 2009 unwillingly pressured into working as an informant against the illegal pricefixing activities of his company, whitacre gradually adopts the idea that hes a true secret agent. From an awardwinning new york times investigative reporter comes a gripping account of one of the most captivating and bizarre tales in the history of the fbi. The form below allows us to track the download volumes. Saying the informant is even remotely similar to erin brockovich is like saying wise guy with joe piscopo and danny devito is the quirky little brother to the godfather. Misdaad komedie film geregisseerd door steven soderbergh. Sep 11, 20 paris a promising pitch and a catchy setting make for a rather mediocre movie in the informant gibraltar, director julien leclercqs followup to his kinetic 2010 actioner, the assault. The informant it took me a while and possibly a few decisions to forget about reading further, before the plot really grabbed me and it then became a book i had to finish very quickly as the plot was very spell binding. This genrebending series puts a modern twist on greek and roman. Coach gernot rohr agrees to sign new contract with the super eagles. It should be available for download in your market within 24 hours informant 5. There are currently thirty videos available for the film, of which one and only one is a trailer, as listed below. Introducing the ambuvent, a mobile ventilator built by a team of unilag researchers breaking.
A rising star at agriindustry giant archer daniels midland adm, mark whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. On imdb tv, you can catch hollywood hits and popular tv series at no cost. Matt damon went from hunk to chunk for the informant, which opens next week. Elicit the informants view of core problems and key concerns. A rising star in the agricultural industry suddenly turns whistleblower in hopes of gaining a lucrative promotion and becoming a hero of the common people, inadvertently revealing his penchant for. When mark whitacre discovers that his company is involved in pricefixing, he becomes an informant for the fbi. Jan 01, 2011 so, another decade passes and perry writes a third novel in the butchers boy assassin series. Marc whitacre arbeitet in illinois als vizeprasident bei dem landwirtschaftskonzern archer daniels midland.
Started in 1982, by the the time we reach this 3rd book the original characters are in their 50s. The informant by kurt eichenwald penguin random house audio. The actor piled on over 30 pounds to play schlubby mark whitacre, a bipolar whistleblower who. Variety magazine called the informant the wacky little brother of erin brockovich. Jun 26, 2014 weve been hard at work on a mac desktop version of informant for some time and weve still got a lot of work to do.
A charismatic turn by star matt damon and a consistently ironic tone boost this quietly funny satire about a corporate whistleblower. Mark whitacre has worked his way up to vicepresident at an agriculture development company. Use the term, expression, or brief description elicited in question 1 to identify the problem in subsequent questions e. It depicts whitacres involvement as a whistle blower in the lysine pricefixing conspiracy of the mid1990s as described in the 2000. Dvd and bluray release date, trailer, movie poster and movie stats. Sep 16, 2009 mark whitacre was the highestranking executive in u. Focus on the informants way of understanding the individuals problem. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free. Matt damon, scott bakula, joel mchale, melanie lynskey en rick overton. Watch the informant online 2009official trailer youtube. Based on a tattletale a rising star at agriindustry giant archer daniels midland adm, mark whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower.
The informant wasnt a snoozer, but it came pretty close. The apa is offering the cultural formulation interview. Take a look at all the details from this new matt damon film in both formats. So dont be fooled by the first 100 pages if you find them a drag which i did hang in there and you will be rewarded. It depicts whitacres involvement as a whistle blower in the lysine pricefixing conspiracy of the mid1990s as described in the 2000 nonfiction. A rising star at agriindustry giant archer daniels midland adm, whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. The informant is better than sleeping dogs 1992, but uneven pacing, confused motivation, and unclear plot direction continue to bog down the story. Its based on a late1990s case against the conglomerate.
It documents the mid1990s lysine pricefixing conspiracy case and the involvement of archer daniels midland executive mark whitacre, inspiring a film adaptation starring matt damon as whitacre. When the fbi decides that they want to bring down the company for a price. The informant 2009 official movie trailer hd youtube. The trailer for the informant what was mark whitacre thinking. See what it can do, and imagine what you could do with all the additional information provided by snmp informant advanced, and the other snmp informant products. Jul 01, 2009 the informant 2009 official movie trailer hd iosifdragos1977. The informant is so drab and crass in story line and presentation it leads one to believe that hollywood heavy hitter soderberghs intent is to make a statement about corporate corruption in the heartland. Though a rising star in the ranks of archer daniels midland, mark whitacre matt damon suddenly exposes a pricefixing conspiracy to the fbi, agreeing to wear a wire and gather evidence against. Although not a blockbuster, the informant is an interesting, diverting film. Sep 18, 2009 video archive for the film the informant. Burns, the film stars matt damon as the titular informant named mark whitacre, as well as scott bakula, joel mchale and melanie lynskey. The informant blows the whistle on dvd and bluray on february 23rd dec 18, 2009.596 513 1467 1366 943 1493 1527 328 942 895 1418 266 835 244 1364 253 158 1063 1065 1471 670 590 1508 740 1224 1110 735 865 797 273 150 1486 1003 45 82 184 41 375 1502 334 1398 641 740 147 1206 598 102 505 352 142