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The Informant!

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What happens when a ​true story about corporate greed and mental illness become a comedic film? The answer is a lot of great things. But, what happens when you talk about what really happened? It turns out that it is not as funny anymore, and I think I ruined the film for John. Join us as we talk about the real story behind this movie based on a true story.

Sources used for this episode include:

1. ​In 'The Informant!' Truth Can Be Stranger Than Fiction- Voice Of America

2. The Serious Story Behind 'The Informant'- NPR

 

3. Suicide, lies and videotape: The real 'Informant!'- CNN

4. Decatur on film: 8 facts you might not know about 'The Informant!'- Herald & Review

5. History in the Movies:’The Informant!’- Capitol Weekly

6. An exceedingly peculiar case of whistle-blowing - Roger Ebert

7. How ‘The Informant’ Found True Meaning in Life with Mark Whitacre - Truth At Work

8. Another Soderbergh Puzzle! - The New York Times

9. Extension 765 - Raiders of the Lost Ark

10. The Story Behind The Informant! - Corp Watch

[Biopics (Mostly) Suck does not claim ownership of the information contained in the links above. The intent for providing the links to sources above is to provide due credit.]

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