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Quiz Show


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Drama based on a true story, directed by Robert Redford. Herbie Stempel , champion of a popular TV quiz in the late 1950s, sets out to expose corruption in the network when he is dropped in favour of a more attractive entrant. Widescreen. Review page 49.
(1994. 15) Barry Norman on Ralph Fiennes : page 50


Directed By: Robert Redford.
Directed By: Herbie Stempel
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Ralph Fiennes
Herbie Stempel: John Turturro
Dick Goodwin: Rob Morrow
Charles Van Doren: Ralph Fiennes
Mark Van Doren: Paul Scofield
Dan Enright: David Paymer
Albert Freedman: Hank Azaria
Jack Barry: Christopher McDonald
Toby Stempel: Johann Carlo
Dorothy Van Doren: Elizabeth Wilson
Sponsor: Martin Scorsese

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