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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

PG-13| 1 hr. 19 min.

Plot Summary
Named "Video Game Player of the Century" in 1999, Billy Mitchell sets a record score in "Donkey Kong" that many felt would never be broken. In 2003 Steve Wiebe, who has recently lost his job, learns about the record, sets out to beat it and does. So both men embark on a cross-country battle for inclusion in the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records as the supreme king of the electronic game.


Director: Seth Gordon

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Picturehouse

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)

Release Date: August 17th, 2007|1 hr. 19 min.

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  • Who would have guessed that a documentary about gamers obsessed with scoring a world record at Donkey Kong would not only be roaringly funny but serve as a metaphor for the decline of Western civilization? show more

  • Gordon's documentary proves better than 90 percent of the manufactured stories out this summer. One can breathe a sigh of relief that it was done right and not cobbled into another bad fictional comedy. show more

  • Heartbreaking and hilarious. show more

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    I don't believe the review numbers you gave this movie....Nurd city type of entertainment.........

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New 'Donkey Kong' Champ Gets His Own Documentary

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on March 17, 2011

If you haven't seen Seth Gordon's amazing 2007 documentary, 'The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters,' about two star 'Donkey Kong' players whose stories play out like the ultimate tragic hero an...

Billy Mitchell Reflects on 'The King of Kong'

Posted by
Brian Childs on December 29, 2010

If we were going to make a list of our all-time favorite movie villains, Billy Mitchell, the American-flag-tie-wearing arcade stud from the 2007 documentary 'The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters,' ...

The 50 Best Movies of 2007 (and the 10 Worst)

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Moviefone Staff on December 20, 2007

Some 300 movies came out in 2007, and we managed to see almost every one that mattered (sorry, 'Who's Your Caddy?'). Hollywood had a good year, despite all those three-quel let-downs. We battled li...

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