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Quiz Show (1994) (2005)

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Starring (View all)
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


Written by
Paul Attanasio Paul Attanasio
(screenplay)


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13 years 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

A charming tale

11 years, 10 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

its Show Biz!

17 years, 6 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.
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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 (15), Scandal (7), 1994 (5), Television (5), New York (4), 1990s (4), Investigation (4), True Story (3), Fraud (3), Advertising (3), Trivia (2), New York City (2), Based On True Story (2), Game Show (2), Based On Book (2), 1950s (2), Game (2), (2), Courtroom (2), History (2)
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“Quiz Show is a movie I've watched multiple times since it's release. A quiet rumination on many things, it's one of those movies you sit back and watc”

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" Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical mystery-drama film directed and produced by Robert Redford. Dramatizing the Twenty-One quiz show scandals of the 1950s, the screenplay by Paul Attanasio adapts the memoirs of Richard N. Goodwin, a U.S. Congressional lawyer who investigated the accusations of game-fixing by show producers. The film chronicles the rise and fall of popular contestant Charles Van Doren after the fixed loss of Herb Stempel and Goodwin's subsequent probe. The film stars Jo"


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" Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical mystery-drama film directed and produced by Robert Redford. Dramatizing the Twenty-One quiz show scandals of the 1950s, the screenplay by Paul Attanasio adapts the memoirs of Richard N. Goodwin, a U.S. Congressional lawyer who investigated the accusations of game-fixing by show producers. The film chronicles the rise and fall of popular contestant Charles Van Doren after the fixed loss of Herb Stempel and Goodwin's subsequent probe. The film stars Jo"


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“Quiz Show is a movie I've watched multiple times since it's release. A quiet rumination on many things, it's one of those movies you sit back and watch on a lazy afternoon when you have nothing to do and all day to do it.

About those quiet ruminations: it's the 1950s and television is experiencing a nascent innocence. New York City is arguably the entertainment and financial center of the Western hemisphere and, therefore, many of the contestants on games shows are homegrown locals (unlike the later shift to Hollywood, where you needed to block off a day of your vacation to attend or participate in most games shows).

But underneath the champagne bubbles of post-WWII NYC life lay deep divisions: Manhattan vs the Outer Boroughs, old money vs a burgeoning post-war middle ” read more

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