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- Director: Robert Redford
- Release Date: 14 September 1994 (USA)
- Run Time: 133 min
- Country: USA
- Genre: Drama , History
Watch movie: Quiz Show (1994)
Tagline: Fifty million people watched, but no one saw a thing.
Trivia: The charcoal drawing of Mark Van Doren seen hanging in the Van Doren home is that of the real Mark Van Doren, not Paul Scofield who portrayed him in the film.
Goofs: Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): During the lunch scene, Goodwin describes the Reuben Sandwich as the only entirely invented sandwich entered in a sandwich contest by Reuben Kay. Some claim that a wholesale grocer named Reuben Kulakofsky created the sandwich at Omaha's Blackstone Hotel in 1925. However, Fern Snider, a waitress at the Blackstone, entered the recipe in a national sandwich competition in 1956, and won.
"An idealistic young lawyer working for a Congressional subcommittee in the late 1950s discovers that TV quiz shows are being fixed. His investigation focuses on two contestants on the show "Twenty-One": Herbert Stempel, a brash working-class Jew from Queens, and Charles Van Doren, the patrician scion of one of America's leading literary families. Based on a true story Horrigan <email@example.com>"