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

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Release Date: August 17th, 2007

DVD Release Date: January 29th, 2008

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

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  • 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

  • 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

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