Quiz Show Poster

Release Date: September 16th, 1994

DVD Release Date: September 7th, 1999

PG-13|2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary
Queens-born Herbie Stempel (John Turturro) becomes an unlikely hero after winning on America's beloved game show, "Twenty One." When the network decides to bring in a more telegenic contestant, the WASP-ish Charles Van Doren (Ralph Fiennes), Stempel takes aim at the show, announcing that the game is rigged. Congressional investigator Dick Goodwin (Rob Morrow) is brought in to examine the claim that winners were given the answers. Goodwin wrote the book on which this true story is based.

Cast: John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Ralph Fiennes, Paul Scofield, David Paymer, Hank Azaria, Christopher McDonald, Johann Carlo

Director: Robert Redford

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Baltimore Pictures, Wildwood Enterprises, Hollywood Pictures

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: Temptation, Investigation, Amusing, Gripping, 1950s, New York City, Fall

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Awards

Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1994)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)