Quiz Show

1994 PG-13 2h 13m DVD

Quiz Show

1994 PG-13 2h 13m DVD
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Robert Redford directs this infamous true story of Charles Van Doren (Ralph Fiennes), who rocketed to national fame as a repeat winner on the TV quiz show "Twenty-One." In the late 1950s, prime-time game shows were a cultural phenomenon. But the American public didn't realize it was being hoodwinked ... until persevering congressional investigator Dick Goodwin (Rob Morrow) unmasked the corruption behind the show's glittering façade.
John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Ralph Fiennes, Paul Scofield, David Paymer, Hank Azaria, Christopher McDonald, Johann Carlo, Elizabeth Wilson, Allan Rich, Mira Sorvino, Martin Scorsese, William Fichtner, Griffin Dunne
Robert Redford
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie, based on a true story, is mostly PG-13 for some swearing. It also includes scenes of social drinking and smoking.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


Not applicable


One use of "f--k" and a few lesser swear words. Some anti-Semitic language.

Social Behavior

Thoughtful discussions of prejudice based on class and religious background. Flawed characters work their way to telling the truth about their actions. The TV networks don't feel the same obligation.


The game show was sponsored by Geritol and contestants put in their plugs for it.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Social drinking and smoking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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