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.
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- Robert Redford
- DVD and streaming
- 1995 BAFTA®
- Best Film nominee
- Best Supporting Actor nominee: Paul Scofield
- 1995 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
- Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
YesLanguage and sound
French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
A frill-free presentation, with the trailer, a well-presented widescreen and Dolby 2.0 sound.
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 kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it