- Original title
- Running time
- 130 min.
- United States
Hollywood Pictures / Wildwood Enterprises / Baltimore Pictures
Drama | 1950s. Television. Based On A True Story
- Synopsis / Plot
- This acclaimed drama, directed by Robert Redford, tells the true story behind the quiz show scandal of 1959. Herbert Stempel (John Turturro), a disgruntled former champion, prompts a congressional investigation into the popular game show TWENTY-ONE with his charge that the current champion, Charles Van Doren (Ralph Fiennes), a handsome professor who has become a celebrity, has been provided with answers by the producers. Rob Morrow stars as Dick Goodwin, the investigator on the case and the author of the book that inspired the film.
: 4 Nominations for Oscar: Movie, Director, Ad. Screenplay, Supporting Actor (Scofield)
: 4 Nominations for Golden Globe, including Director, Movie Drama, Supporting Actor
: BAFTA Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay. Nominated for Best Film and Sup. Actor
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film. 3 Nominations
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Turturro)
1994: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 3 Nom., including Best Picture
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