Quiz Show

Quiz Show (1994)

Fifty million people watched but no one saw a thing.

  • Genre: History, Drama, Mystery
  • Release Date: 1994-08-25
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 848 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 13min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Baltimore Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Robert Redford
star 7.3/10
From 848 Ratings


Herbert Stempel's transformation into an unexpected television personality unfolds as he secures victory on the cherished American game show, 'Twenty-One.' However, when the show introduces the highly skilled contestant Charles Van Doren to replace Stempel, it compels Stempel to let out his frustrations and call out the show as rigged. Lawyer Richard Goodwin steps in and attempts to uncover the orchestrated deception behind the scenes.

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  • Ralph Fiennes

    as Charles Van Doren
  • Rob Morrow

    as Richard Goodwin
  • John Turturro

    as Herbert 'Herb' Stempel
  • David Paymer

    as Dan Enright
  • Hank Azaria

    as Albert Freedman
  • Paul Scofield

    as Mark Van Doren
  • Christopher McDonald

    as Jack Barry
  • Allan Rich

    as Robert Kintner
  • Martin Scorsese

    as Martin Rittenhome
  • Elizabeth Wilson

    as Dorothy Van Doren
  • Mira Sorvino

    as Sandra Goodwin
  • George Martin

    as Chairman Harris
  • Johann Carlo

    as Toby Stempel
  • Grace Phillips

    as Vivienne Nearing
  • Griffin Dunne

    as Account Guy
  • Paul Guilfoyle

    as Lishman
  • Michael Mantell

    as Pennebaker
  • Byron Jennings

    as Moomaw
  • Ben Shenkman

    as Childress
  • Timothy Busfield

    as Fred
  • Jack Gilpin

    as Jack
  • Bruce Altman

    as Gene
  • Joseph Blaire

    as Lester Stempel
  • Ernie Sabella

    as Car Salesman
  • Barry Levinson

    as Dave Garroway
  • Debra Monk

    as Kintner's Secretary
  • Mario Cantone

    as Passerby
  • Timothy Britten Parker

    as Researcher
  • Jerry Grayson

    as Limo Driver
  • Scott Lucy

    as NBC Page
  • Matt Keeslar

    as NBC Page
  • Ron Scott Bertozzi

    as NBC Page
  • Harriet Sansom Harris

    as Enright's Secretary
  • Mary Shultz

    as Freedman's Secretary
  • Dave Wilson

    as Director
  • Robert Caminiti

    as Associate Director
  • Eddie Korbich

    as Lighting Director
  • Le Clanché du Rand

    as Cornwall Neighbor
  • Carole Shelley

    as Cornwall Aunt
  • Shawn Batten

    as Cornwall Cousin
  • Cornelia Ryan

    as Cornwall Cousin
  • Jeffrey Nordling

    as John Van Doren
  • Gina Rice

    as Mrs. John Van Doren
  • Vince O'Brien

    as Bunny Wilson
  • Adam Kilgour

    as Thomas Merton, The Monk
  • Richard Seff

    as Congressman Devine
  • Bill Moor

    as Congressman Rogers
  • Nicholas Kepros

    as Congressman Flynt
  • Barry Snider

    as Congressman Springer
  • Chuck Adamson

    as Congressman Mack
  • Joseph Attanasio

    as Congressman Derounian
  • Dan Wakefield

    as Professor at Book Party
  • Hamilton Fish

    as Professor at Book Party
  • Merwin Goldsmith

    as Writer at Book Party
  • Illeana Douglas

    as Woman at Book Party
  • Gretchen Egolf

    as Student at Book Party
  • Stephen Pearlman

    as Judge Schweitzer
  • Anthony Fusco

    as Librarian
  • Douglas McGrath

    as Snodgrass
  • Calista Flockhart

    as Barnard Girl
  • Alysa Shwedel

    as Barnard Girl
  • Kelly Coffield Park

    as Queens Neighbor
  • Dede Pochos

    as Queens Neighbor
  • Maria Radman

    as Queens Neighbor
  • David Stepkin

    as Queens Neighbor
  • Steve Roland

    as Today Announcer (voice)
  • Bernie Sheredy

    as Reporter
  • Joe Lisi

    as Reporter
  • Greg Martin

    as Reporter
  • Reno

    as Woman at Door
  • Neil Leifer

    as Psychoanalyst
  • Caryn Krooth

    as Blonde
  • Mario Contacessi

    as Waiter
  • Richard Council

    as Reporter
  • Pat Russell

    as Challenger
  • William Fichtner

    as Stage Manager
  • Vincent J. Burns

    as Crew Member
  • Katherine Borowitz

    as #1 Mom
  • Jerry Griffin

    as Doorman
  • Ethan Hawke

    as Columbia Student
Production Michael Jacobs Producer
Writing Paul Attanasio Screenplay
Directing Robert Redford Director
Camera Michael Ballhaus Director of Photography
Sound Mark Isham Original Music Composer
Editing Stu Linder Editor
Production Bonnie Timmermann Casting
Art Ken Nelson Construction Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Bunny Parker Key Hair Stylist
Directing Sheila Paige Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Kathy O'Rear Costume Design
Art Jon Hutman Production Design
Art Samara Schaffer Set Decoration
Art Miriam Schapiro Art Department Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Sharon Ilson Makeup Artist
Production Michael Nozik Producer
Art Ed Check Assistant Art Director
Costume & Make-Up Beulah Jones-Black Assistant Costume Designer
Production Julian Krainin Producer
Art Tony Fanning Assistant Art Director
Art Tim Galvin Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Dan Bronson Assistant Costume Designer
Production Robert Redford Producer
Art Bob Shaw Assistant Art Director
Sound Gary Rydstrom Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Gary Rydstrom Sound Designer
Sound Richard Hymns Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Tom Johnson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Frederick Zollo Executive Producer
Production Richard Dreyfuss Executive Producer
Production Judith James Executive Producer
Production Gail Mutrux Co-Producer
Production Jeff McCracken Co-Producer
Production Richard N. Goodwin Co-Producer
Writing Richard N. Goodwin Book
Production Susan Moore Associate Producer
Production Lydia Dean Pilcher Production Manager
Directing Joseph P. Reidy First Assistant Director
Directing Joseph R. Burns Second Assistant Director
Sound Katherine Quittner Music Supervisor
Sound Tod A. Maitland Sound Mixer
Camera Florian Ballhaus Camera Operator
Directing Susan E. Fiore Second Second Assistant Director
Art Donna Hamilton Assistant Set Decoration
Art Alyssa Winter Assistant Set Decoration
Art Diane D'Addio Assistant Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Patricia Eiben Wardrobe Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Paul Buboltz Wardrobe Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Angel De Angelis Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Francesca Paris Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Sharon Ilson Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Bernadette Mazur Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Kymbra Callaghan Makeup Artist
Sound Karen Tenkhoff Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Donna Jaffe Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Susan Sanford Assistant Sound Editor
Sound J.R. Grubbs Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Kevin Rose-Williams Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Andre Fenley Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Christopher Boyes Assistant Sound Designer