Blowing the Whistle on Whistleblower Movies

Blowing the Whistle on Whistleblower Movies (photo)

Covert meetings, threats, weight gain and other clichés from films about corporate takedowns.

The covert meetings in hallways and parking garages, the warning threats, the for-the-role weight gain, the righteous speechifying — Steven Soderbergh mocks all of these standbys of the whistleblower movie in his new comedy “The Informant!” Inspired, on this week’s IFC News podcast we take a closer look at some of those clichés and the films that best embody them, from “The Insider” to Soderbergh’s own “Erin Brockovich.”

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