Quiz Show PG-13

Fifty million people watched but no one saw a thing.
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  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 13 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 7, 1998
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Hollywood Pictures

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh96%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 31,544
It is an urbane, witty, smartly acted, sometimes meandering picture. Full Review
Independent on Sunday
Nov 30, 2017
Rating: 5/5 -- Acutely observed, beautifully performed, lovingly directed media morality tale that resonates far beyond its 1950s setting. Full Review
Empire Magazine
Nov 8, 2007
Rating: 4/5 -- Mr. Redford has made a rich, handsome, articulate film about a subject truly worth talking about.
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Rating: 5/5 -- Both dramatically and historically important with fine turns by Fiennes and Turturro, directed by Redford.
Video-Reviewmaster.com
Mar 24, 2008
Rating: A -- This is an outstanding drama that provides an excellent opportunity for examining the way that people make moral choices.
Beliefnet
Nov 17, 2007
Rating: 3.5/4 -- It's a blessedly old-fashioned, well-made and well-acted narrative... Full Review
TV Guide
Nov 8, 2007
What Redford is saying isn't new, but it has rarely been said in a mainstream movie with this kind of passion.
Rolling Stone
May 13, 2001

Product Description:

This vigorously entertaining film, sharply directed by Robert Redford from Paul Attanasio's brilliant screenplay, is based on the game-show scandals of the 1950s, when TV quiz shows were rigged to attract higher ratings and lucrative sponsorships. The fact-based story focuses on the quiz show Twenty-One and popular contestant Charles Van Doren (Ralph Fiennes), a charming, well-bred intellectual who agreed to win the game by using answers supplied by the show's producers. This unfair advantage turned Van Doren into a prototypical media darling at the expense of reigning Twenty-One champion Herbie Stempel (John Turturro, in a bravura performance), a working-class Jewish contestant who, according to the show's sponsors, had worn out his welcome in the public eye. When a congressional investigator (Rob Morrow) catches on to the scam and Stempel blows the whistle on this backstage manipulation, Quiz Show becomes a smart, political exposé about the first generation of television, the corrupting effect of celebrity and success, and the ongoing loss of innocence in American society. Bristling with superior dialogue and energized by an excellent cast including Paul Scofield as Van Doren's morally upstanding father, Quiz Show succeeds as history lesson, intelligent thriller, and morality tale, setting the stage for the countless scandals that would follow in a nation addicted to television. --Jeff Shannon

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  • Sales Rank: 1,676
  • UPC: 765362558032
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