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John Turturro John Turturro
Herbie Stempel
Rob Morrow Rob Morrow
Dick Goodwin
Ralph Fiennes Ralph Fiennes
Charles Van Doren
Paul Scofield Paul Scofield
Mark Van Doren
David Paymer David Paymer
Dan Enright
Hank Azaria Hank Azaria
Albert Freedman
Johann Carlo Johann Carlo
Toby Stempel

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6 years, 5 months ago at Jul 11 17:34
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I'm currently reading Down and Dirty Pictures by Peter Biskind (the Easy Riders, Raging Bulls guy) which details the independent movie scene in the 1990s. It's mostly centred on Miramax, but there's a lot of stuff about the Sundance Festival and Robert Redford's film community. It doesn't paint a particularly kind picture of Redford, but the stuff surrounding the creation of Quiz Show fascinated m... read more

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10 years, 11 months ago at Jan 8 12:20
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Its amazing to see how the TV industry works in the 50s. Has anything changed? it hink the TV industry is the same they are smarter in covering up we need to see a movie about Reality TV! is it real or just another Quiz Show fake? Good movie.

A charming tale

5 years, 3 months ago at Aug 21 1:17
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Based on Richard Goodwin's book Remembering America, this film pushes the message that in its infancy, Television was to entertain first, sell product and then inform. Thanks to lack of oversight and regulation, companies soon cottoned on to the massive earning potential of the medium.

It's worth remembering that Goodwin was Kennedy's (and later Johnson's) speechwriter so his recoll... read more
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Quiz Show is a riveting film about the television quiz show scandal in the 1950s. This thought-provoking drama offers an opportunity to explore the decline of morality, the inviolability of corporate power, and the unstoppable influence of television on the psyche and soul of America.
Release date: 7 October 1994
UPC: 717951003492
Tags: Drama (13), Scandal (7), Television (5), 1994 (4), Investigation (4), Advertising (3), 1990s (3), New York (3), New York City (3), True Story (3), Fraud (2), Trivia (2), Based On Book (2), Game (2), History (2), Game Show (2), Based On True Story (2), (2), Krishna (1), Biopic (1)
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"This drama is mostly riveting and it has an interesting story to tell. It's a well-directed movie by Robert Redford. The acting is great by everybody. My only problem is this movie runs a little too long and it seems stale at some points. It's based on a true story. In 1958, NBC started a game show craze especially with their hit show 21. When champion Herb Stampel is kicked out and replaced by the popular Charles Van Doren, NBC comes under fire as it's revealed that the champions may have been "

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"First viewing - Feb. 17th I remember this being nominated for a bunch of awards back when it came out, but at the time it didn't seem like a film I'd care much for. Now that I'm older I thought I'd give it a fair chance, and I can now see why it got such accolades. The acting is very impressive, and it tells an interesting story from TV history. It gains value from treating its characters honestly for the most part, as well as from its ending. I wouldn't say I fell in love with it, but it's wor"

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"There was a time when TV had gameshows that actually rewarded people for actually being smart. Nowadays, whether it be with quiz shows that an average junior high schooler could pass or through so-called reality shows, most TV programs seem to reward people for being dumb. John Turturro turns in, IMO, his best performance as a voice for the craggy intellectual type of the time, who is smart enough to realize and yet does not want to accept that the visual medium of television has crossed ove"

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"Watched 03/27/2016 Rating 7.5/10 Format: Blu Ray A great movie i had never seen before and that was recommended by a friend its crazy that Robert Redford directed it. "

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