April 14, 2006
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Nick Naylor is the primary lobbyist who pushes cigarettes on the general population. He is friends with the chief spokespersons for alcohol and guns, leading him to refer to the three of them as the "Merchants of Death." He knows that he is pushing a product that kills millions upon millions of people, but he is very good at what he does and tries to avoid any twinges of conscience. Nick is asked to take a road trip to promote cigarettes, to which the population at large is increasingly resistant. He agrees and takes his 12-year-old son with him. It seems like a good opportunity for him to bond with the boy who now lives with his mother, but his presence could awaken Nick's scruples.