The Crime Of The Century

Synopsis /

A searing indictment of Big Pharma and the political operatives and government regulations that enable over-production, reckless distribution and abuse of synthetic opiates.

Exploring the origins, extent and fallout of one of the most devastating public health tragedies of our time, with half a million deaths from overdoses this century alone, the film reveals that America’s opioid epidemic is not a public health crisis that came out of nowhere.

Director /

  • Alex Gibney

Writer /

  • Alex Gibney

Producers /

  • Alex Gibney
  • Svetlana Zill
  • Thomas Augsberger
  • Lisa Heller
  • Nancy Abraham (HBO)
  • Tina Nguyen (HBO)

Executive Producers /

  • Richard Perello
  • Stacey Offman
  • Aaron Fishman
  • Todd Hoffman

Cinematographers /

  • Brett Wiley
  • Ben Bloodwell

Edited by /

  • Andy Grieve