Quiz Show
Historical Drama/Documentary Film
September 14, 1994
Run Time
133 minutes
Ralph Fiennes as Charles Van Doren
John Tuturro as Herb Stempel
Rob Morrow as Richard N. "Dick" Goodwin
David Paymer as Dan Enright
Paul Scofield as Mark Van Doren
Hank Azaria as Albert Freeman
Christopher McDonald as Jack Barry
Adam Kilgour as Thomas Merton
Johann Carlo as Toby Stempel
Elizabeth Wilson as Dorothy Van Doren
Allan Rich as Robert Kinter
Mira Sorvino as Sandra Goodwin
George Martin as Chairman
Paul Guilfoyle as Lishman
Griffin Dunne as Geritol Account Executive
Michael Mantell as Martin Rittenbone
Neil Ross as Twenty-One announcer
Barry Levinson as Dave Garroway

Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical film produced and directed by Robert Redford and written by Paul Attansio based on Richard N. Goodwin's memoir Remembering America: A Voice From the Sixties. It stars John Tuturro, Rob Morrow and Ralph Fiennes with Paul Scofield, David Paymer, Hank Azaria and Christopher McDonald appearing in supporting roles.


The film chronicles the Twenty-One quiz show scandals of the 1950s, the rise an the fall of popular contestant Charles Van Doren after the fixed loss of Herb Stempel, and Congressional investigator Richard Goodwin's subsequent probe. Goodwin co-produced the film. The film received generally positive reviews and was nominated for several awards, including a Best Picture Oscar nomination and several Golden Globes. However, it had a disappointing box office return.




Quiz Show at TCM Movie Database