Quiz Show Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1236

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 160

Theatrical Release Date: 09/14/1994

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Historical

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Robert Redford

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

Plot: 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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Rating of
3.5/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/25/2019

Dramatizing possibly the biggest scandal in television history, "Quiz Show" shows what people will do for the sake of money and ratings.

Rating of
3.5/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/22/2012

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.

Rating of
4/4

PsychoKing1227 - wrote on 10/26/2010

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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