Quiz Show (1994)

Fifty million people watched but no one saw a thing.
 Rating: 5.0/5 (2 users) *New - please help rate it
Rating: PG-13
imdb: 7.5
Runtime: 133
Theater date

Theater gross
$24.8 mil
Genre(s): Drama, Mystery, History
Trailer trailer



The 1950s quiz show Twenty One is popular with TV audiences. Herbert Stempel from Queens, NY is currently the reigning champion. His ability to get each question right has made him a minor celebrity. With his ratings appeal flattening, the network and corporate sponsor decide its time for a fresh face. The producers of Twenty One find Columbia University instructor Charles Van Doren. He has the right intellectual chops the show needs to stimulate ratings. Producers entice Van Doren by offering to provide quiz answers. Van Doren refuses. Meanwhile, producers convince Stempel to purposely lose to set up a face off with Van Doren. Van Doren goes on a winning streak and allows himself to be fed answers. Stempel feels betrayed and exposes the show as a fake.
*The products below contain affiliate links. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.
UPC: 717951003492
Release Date September 7, 1999

Similar DVD Releases...
The Ring DVD Release Date
The Ring
MASH DVD Release Date
Goodfellas DVD Release Date
Manhattan DVD Release Date
A History of Violence DVD Release Date
A History of Violence