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The Informant!

"Based on a tattle-tale."

A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Mark 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.

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Released: Sep 18th, 2009
Budget: $22,000,000.00
Revenue: $35,424,826.00

The Informant! Main Cast

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Matt Damon
Matt Damon
plays Mark Whitacre
Lucas McHugh Carroll
Lucas McHugh Carroll
plays Alexander Whitacre
Eddie Jemison
Eddie Jemison
plays Kirk Schmidt
Rusty Schwimmer
Rusty Schwimmer
plays Liz Taylor
Craig Ricci Shaynak
Craig Ricci Shaynak
plays Discouraged Foreman
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • This story was the subject of the 9-15-2000 episode (#168) of This American Life entitled "The Fix is In."
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): When Mike meets with the FBI agents after they discovered he informed Schmidt of the raid he shows up in a Mercedes SL-Coupe (R129 chassis) which is correct for the period, but the wheels are Mercedes Benz style 530 which were not released until the 2005 Mercedes Benz S-Class (W221 chassis).
  • To prepare for the role of the overweight character Mark Whitacre, Matt Damon purposely gained weight prior to filming. He did this by eating lots of hamburgers, pizza, and dark beer, which he described in an interview as being "really, really, really fun."
  • Movie Goof (errors in geography): In the scene when they supposedly are in Mexico, the pay phone model reveals they are actually at some Aeromexico lounge in the US.
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