The Man Inside (1990) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Man Inside (1990)



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Adapted from a true story, West German investigative journalist Gunther Wallraff (Jurgen Prochnow) decides to fight sleaze with sleaze as he goes undercover at a tabloid newspaper to dig up the dirt on the paper's own unethical practices. Rising to the top of the hierarchy by working at the kind of journalism he despises, Wallraff soon discovers that the paper is waging a campaign against his true-life self; he must fight to emerge with his identity intact.


Jürgen Prochnow
as Gunter Wallraff
Peter Coyote
as Henry Tobel
Nathalie Baye
as Christine
Dieter Laser
as Leonard Schroeter
Monique van de Ven
as Tina Wallraff
Philip Anglim
as Rolf Gruel
Sylvie Granotier
as Kathy Heller
Hippolyte Girardot
as Rudolph Schick
Barbara Williams
as Judie Brandt
Gert Haucke
as Heinz Herbert Schultz
Manfred Andrae
as Hermes Brauner
Laszlo I. Kisch
as 2nd State Security Man
André Lacombe
as Fritz Hegenberg
Horst Scheel
as Standard Attorney
Necati Sahin
as Turkish Lover
Mark Zak
as Aide To Borges
Jacques Alric
as State Security Man In Corridor
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Critic Reviews for The Man Inside

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

As a kind of All the President 's Men turned inside out, The Man Inside has its moments, but they don't add up to much.

August 16, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The Man Inside is meant to be a journalistic thriller in the mold of All the President's Men. Instead, it unwittingly reflects the idea that even the most daring reporter is just a dull guy who goes out to his job every day.

August 30, 2004 | Full Review…

Here is one of the most inexplicable exposes ever filmed, wrapped in a package that sometimes is intriguing, sometimes so howlingly overacted that all we can do is watch in disbelief.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

As a political thriller, it has virtually nothing to say, and what it does say is laughable.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

The Man Inside offers such a simplistic, comic-strip version of Wallraff's saga that it ends up inspiring chortles of disbelief. The movie is at once drab and hectoring.

December 31, 1799 | Rating: D

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