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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.

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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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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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

  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    As impressive as it is geeky. Most of the principal characters look like they haven't seen daylight since "Pac-Man Fever" was on the charts. show more

  • 88
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Heartbreaking and hilarious. show more

  • May 22, 2008 itybitycommity
    Report This User

    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 Mar 17th, 2011 11:35AM

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...

Billy Mitchell Reflects on 'The King of Kong'

Posted by
Brian Childs on Dec 29th, 2010 4:00PM

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,'...

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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...

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