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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Robert Redford's exceptionally handsome and provocative Quiz Show manages a trick that few films even dare try -- to take a hard look at personal and public moral issues and still provide dazzling entertainment. show more

  • Redford blows the dust off a 35-year-old scandal about rigged TV quiz shows and makes it snap with up-to-the-minute relevance. show more

  • Robert Redford has directed Quiz Show as entertainment, history, and challenge. show more

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