Matt Damon stars in Steven Soderbergh's simultaneously humorous and dramatic tale of a corporate whistle-blower who isn't all he's cracked up to be. Based on a true story!
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I mean everyone in this country is a victim of corporate crime before they finish their breakfast!
Mark Whitacre works for ADM, a major corporation responsible for basically any food product you will and have ever eaten. He isn't a business man, rather a man of science. He has a loving wife, and two beautiful children. Mark loves his work, and every aspect of it, especially corn and corn based products. Everything ends up back at corn, according to Mark. Mark nods in and out of reality, as he constantly talks himself (in his head) about random trivia he knows about.) He does this when important things occur, as Mark has lacks the ability to take anything really seriously.
One day, a virus comes into the corn mill, which would totally kill production if they can't get a counter bacteria. Mark is then called by a past Japanese associate who has the perfect bacteria, but expects money, or he'll do some drastic stuff that will kill ADM. Mark is reluctant, but ADM calls the FBI to help Mark in taking down this Japanese associate. Here, Mark meets Agent Brian Shepard, who becomes friends with our protagonist later on. As Brian is tapping Mark's phone lines, Mark decides to come clean, and admit that something bigger is going on here. Mark reveals that ADM is a participant in price fixing with other companies around the world. This is a highly criminal offense, and Mark is then hired to help take down ADM. At the same time, he is climbing up the ADM ladder, closer and closer to CEO.
Hilarity and Drama ensues, as Mark continues to come undone, and bares all secrets.