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Quiz Show
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
3.5 Stars
Quiz Show Poster
Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: Don't Remember
Rating: PG-13 Year: 1994 Category: Drama
Director: Robert Redford Time: 133:00:00 min. Writer: Richard N. Goodwin & Paul Attanasio

Reviews
Mine: Shows that talented story telling can make any story interesting. Quiz show fraud is something we should care about!?!? But it works. Compelling performances.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Engrossing story of the TV quiz show scandal of the late 1950s, focusing on a hotheaded sore loser (Turturro, in a sensational performance) and his successor on Twenty-One: instant hero Charles Van Doren (Fiennes), scion of a socially prominent, intellectual family. Overlength is its only weakness--but it never ceases to be real (if not always exactly truthful). Scofield is a joy to watch as the elder Van Doren, and director Martin Scorsese is well cast as the cold-blooded sponsor of the show. That's film director Barry Levinson as TV host Dave Garroway; look sharp for an unbilled Ethan Hawke in a Columbia University classroom.
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Cast
John Turturro John Turturro as:
Herbie Stempel
Rob Morrow Rob Morrow as:
Dick Goodwin
Ralph Fiennes Ralph Fiennes as:
Charles Van Dorren
Paul Scofield as:
Mark Van Doren
David Paymer David Paymer as:
Den Enright
Hank Azaria Hank Azaria as:
Albert Freedman
Mira Sorvino as:
Sandra Goodwin
Griffin Dunne Griffin Dunne as:
Account Guy
Bruce Altman Bruce Altman as:
Gene
Paul Guilfoyle Paul Guilfoyle as:
Lishman
Christopher McDonald Christopher McDonald as:
Jack Barry
William Fichtner William Fichtner as:
Stage Manager