HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 20 Passes to Matt Damon’s ‘The Informant!’ Screening in Chicago, 10 Books

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CHICAGO – In our latest edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 20 admit-two passes up for grabs to the upcoming Chicago screening of the new Steven Soderbergh comedy “The Informant!” starring Matt Damon! We’re also hooking our HollywoodChicago.com winners up with 10 books of the true story by Kurt Eichenwald, too!

“The Informant!” stars Matt Damon, Scott Bakula (TV’s “Quantum Leap”), Melanie Lynskey, Clancy Brown, Patton Oswalt, Frank Welker, Tony Hale and Thomas F. Wilson from director Steven Soderbergh (“Che,” “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Ocean’s Twelve” and “Ocean’s Thirteen”).

This screening will take place on Sept. 14, 2009 at 8 p.m. in downtown Chicago. To win your free movie pass or book to “The Informant!” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, all you need to do is answer our trivia question in this Web-based submission form. That’s it!

“The Informant!” opens nationwide on Sept. 18, 2009. Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphics below.

The movie poster for Steven Soderbergh's The Informant! with Matt Damon
The movie poster for Steven Soderbergh’s “The Informant!” with Matt Damon.
Image credit: Warner Bros.

The Informant! book by Kurt Eichenwald
“The Informant!” book by Kurt Eichenwald.
Image credit: Warner Bros.

Here is the plot description for “The Informant!”:

What was Mark Whitacre thinking? A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Whitacre suddenly turns whistle-blower. 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.

But before all that can happen, the FBI needs evidence. Whitacre eagerly agrees to wear a wire and carry a hidden tape recorder in his briefcase while imagining himself as a kind of de facto secret agent. Unfortunately for the FBI, their lead witness hasn’t been quite so forthcoming about helping himself to the corporate coffers.

Whitacre’s ever-changing account frustrates the agents and threatens the case against ADM as it becomes almost impossible to decipher what is real and what is the product of Whitacre’s active imagination. “The Informant!” is based on the true story of the highest-ranking corporate whistle-blower in U.S. history.

The movie trailer for “The Informant!” can be viewed now below.

To secure your free “The Informant!” pass or book, you must be logged into your HollywoodChicago.com Web site account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having a free Web site account with a valid e-mail address is required to win this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup.

Next, simply answer our “The Informant!” trivia question. You must submit your answer using this confidential, Web-based submission form. Please do not comment in this Hookup. Your entry will be invalid if you only comment here and don’t submit into our Web-based form. Please only submit your answer using this submission form.

You must include your first and last name, e-mail address and physical mailing address in your submission. Your personal information will not be sold or shared, will be kept strictly confidential and is only for awarding winning entries. Please answer our trivia question below.

Star “The Informant!” tells the story of a price-fixing scheme at Illinois corporate giant ADM. In which of his other films did director Steven Soderbergh explore corporate corruption?

This HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film is simple: 20 HollywoodChicago.com readers will be randomly selected as the winners of our “The Informant!” movie passes and 10 additional winners will receive the book in the mail at our expense! Good luck!

HollywoodChicago.com editor-in-chief Adam Fendelman


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Mr.Carl.Lee's picture

Corporate Corruption

Traffic is the most obvious of his directed work. If we’re talking most recent, Michael Clayton comes to mind although he was an executive producer on the project

Anonymous's picture

Traffic (2000) might be the

Traffic (2000) might be the most apparent Soderbergh film about “war of drug” aka corporate corruption.

I don’t know if Out of Sign (1998) qualify for corporate corruption. Probably not.

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cccpr's picture

Apparently you guys are

Apparently you guys are forgetting Erin Brockovich…

William's picture

Corporate Corruption

If we’re including his roles as director and producer and limiting this to CORPORATE corruption, I’d say Erin Brokavich, Michael Clayton and Syriana all apply.

cgrgry's picture

In which of his other films did director Steven Soderbergh explo

Erin Brockovich

DaveTheBatMan's picture

Answer, obviously...

thestarposition's picture

steven directed erin

steven directed erin brokovich.. absolutely fantastic movie. can’t wait to see the informant!

steve's picture

Erin Brokovich - PG&E

Erin Brokovich - PG&E

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