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Quiz Show (1994) Movie Information

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Quiz Show (1994)
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Overall Rank:

1118

Avg. Rating:

2.93/4

# of Ratings:

157

Genres:

Drama, Historical

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

09/14/1994

Director:

Robert Redford

Actors:

John Turturro
Rob Morrow
Ralph Fiennes
Paul Scofield
David Paymer
Hank Azaria

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

In the 1950s TV quiz shows ruled the airwaves and no one was more popular than Charles Van Doren. Week after week on Twenty-One he astounded audiences by answering the most obscure questions and winning each time. Then, disgruntled contestant Herbert Stempel contacted a young lawyer, starting an investigation leading to the downfall of "fixed" quiz shows.

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mitchellyoung 01/22/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Quiz Show is a tense and interesting unconventional thriller that raises questions of ethics in media. The historical setting of the 50's is lovingly recreated and both Turturro and Fiennes turn in fine performances as characters on opposite ends of the personality spectrum.

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PsychoKing1227 10/26/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

An oustanding directorial debut for Robert Redford, "Quiz Show" is both taut and thrilling. A must-see for any and all cinema lovers.

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Ichabod Crane 02/22/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

A fascinating true story about the a rigged quiz show and the men who are willing to fake the answers. It is a fascinating character study of Charles Van Doren and an interesting history based thriller. It is a great film that has great characters, and a brilliant setting that is fully realized. A interesting story about morals, and a whole lot of other things that all worked and nothing seems forced in the least. Just a great film to watch and interesting tale of American History.

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sapien 09/11/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

This is a very dramatic movie centered around moral dilemmas.

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Gabe 11/26/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

A very interesting movie about the 50's era quiz shows. It makes you wonder about game shows even today. It's fantastic and I suggest everyone to see it.

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Chris Kavan 07/24/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

It may not move at lightning speed, but quiz show is thoroughly engrossing. Scandal rocked the nation in 1958 - as popular quiz shows were shown to be rigged. The people involved, on both sides, have a story, an they're all interesting.

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