Quiz Show

Quiz Show

Robert Redford (1994)

127min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
Intelligently crafted by director Robert Redford, this drama is a riveting account of a true-life scandal in 1950s America, in which the winning contestant of the popular Twenty-One television game show was exposed as a fraud. Week after week, millions of viewers tuned in to watch a handsome and debonair professor (another memorable performance from Ralph Fiennes) flex his intellectual muscles, but it was later revealed he was given the answers in advance by a corrupt network seeking sponsorship dollars. John Turturro matches Fiennes as the show's deposed champion, while Rob Morrow plays the lawyer investigating the scam. It says everything about American ethics, manners and morals, revealing the true price of fame during the days of TV's innocence.

Summary

An up-and-coming lawyer discovers a Fifties TV game show is fixed, prompting him to launch an investigation focusing on two contestants - a working-class Jewish man from Queens and a popular English lecturer, who descends from one of America's renowned literary families. Fact-based drama directed by Robert Redford, starring Ralph Fiennes, John Turturro, Rob Morrow and David Paymer.

Cast & Crew

Charles Van Doren Ralph Fiennes
Herbie Stempel John Turturro
Dan Enright David Paymer
Dick Goodwin Rob Morrow
Mark Van Doren Paul Scofield
Albert Freedman Hank Azaria
Sandra Goodwin Mira Sorvino
Jack Barry Christopher McDonald
Director Robert Redford
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains some swearing.Available on: video and DVD
Drama