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Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s. It stars John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Ralph Fiennes, Paul Scofield, David Paymer, Hank Azaria, and Christopher McDonald. The film chronicles the rise and fall of the popular contestant Charles Van Doren (played by Fiennes) after the rigged loss of Herb Stempel (played by Turturro) to Van Doren and Congressional investigator Richard N. (Dick) Goodwin's probe of Twenty One's game fixing. Goodwin, who also co-produced the film, is portrayed by Morrow. Mira Sorvino appears in the film as Goodwin's wife Sandra.

The movie was adapted by Paul Attanasio from Goodwin's book Remembering America. It was produced and directed by Robert Redford.

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Release Date:  September 16, 1994
Runtime:  133 minutes
Studio:  Hollywood Pictures
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review by . November 02, 2010
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The year is 1957, and everyone, it seems, is watching the popular TV game show, "Twenty-One."  Contestants can stay on the show for weeks, earning then-astronomical sums of money and becoming household names.  Such was the case for Herbert Stemple (John Turturro), a buck-toothed, blue-collar guy who was raking in the money.  Little did the public know that the show was entirely scripted and that Herb was told the answers in advance.  When a bright, …
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