Kevin Ireland loses his executive position suddenly. He has such a renowned reputation that it should be easy for him to find another high-paying position. His (trophy) wife is loyal and supportive. He keeps getting verbals offers but then the jobs fall through. I don't remember if he hired the lawyers to help him find out why. Eventually he learns that there is a mistake in the record that makes it look like he is a criminal. He ends up living in a hovel with roaches. His wife leaves him after having had one-too-many encounters with roaches. He eventually find out the cause after his life is destroyed. The result was a law that requires background checking to notify a candidate with a contingent-upon-successful-background check job offer to find out why they weren't hired if it's because of a blemish on their record. At least then a potential hire can clear up any mistakes on their record.
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Statement prior to the closing credits: On April 25, 1971, (the U.S.) Congress enacted legislation which gives every American the right to know the nature and substance of all personal information concerning him that has been compiled by a private company and to contest and correct any errors he might find in that information. These companies, however, retain the right to investigate any area of a person's private life, relevant to their purposes or not. See more