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Quiz Show 1994

description written by member Zara:

A true story about a popular television game show that aired during the 1950's. When a smart man enters to be on the show, he discovers that the producers are rigging it to keep whomever they want on the show by feeding them the answers in their headphones. A huge scandal and the fallout that erupts is detailed.

MPAA Rating:PG-13
Running Time:133 minutes
Directed By:
Robert RedfordRobert Redford
Written By:
No image existsPaul Attanasio
John TurturroJohn Turturro
No image existsRob Morrow
Ralph FiennesRalph Fiennes
No image existsPaul Scofield
David PaymerDavid Paymer
Hank AzariaHank Azaria
Christopher McDonaldChristopher McDonald
No image existsJohann Carlo
No image existsElizabeth Wilson
Mira SorvinoMira Sorvino
No image existsGriffin Dunne
Martin ScorseseMartin Scorsese
No image existsBarry Levinson
Illeana DouglasIlleana Douglas

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Quiz Show Movie Review by Movie Addict (11/28/2013)

That is the crux of it. Charles Van Doren (Ralph Fiennes) not only risked dragging his own name through the mud, but that of his father (Paul Scofield) and grandfather.

It was easy to take the money under false pretenses, but the truth will always out. When it does, it is always messy and painful. The harm is sometimes...

(complete Quiz Show review by Movie Addict)

Quiz Show Movie Review by BillyBob (8/11/2012)

Now, here's a refreshing change of pace.

No murder - No violence - And, not even the spilling of a single drop of blood. And yet, QUIZ SHOW's intriguing story was so tight and well-constructed that right from the very beginning it immediately involved the viewer in the unfolding of its fascinating plot. This was a story...

(complete Quiz Show review by BillyBob)

Quiz Show Movie Review by Jarrod (5/10/2008)

The quiz shows of the 1950s were a phenomenon primarily because they existed at a time when people were praised by the public for their intellect, where academics and university professors were highly respected, and could be every bit as famous as movie stars. These shows rewarded contestants for their knowledge on a...

(complete Quiz Show review by Jarrod)

Quiz Show Movie Review by David Hurlbert (7/7/2006)

Quiz Show (1994) is one of few factual dramas over the last several decades to be executed with such an unusual degree of wit, style, and amazing attention to detail. Nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award in 1994 and based on the scandalous reality that stunned a nation, this movie is entertainment at its best and...

(complete Quiz Show review by David Hurlbert)

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