An idealistic young lawyer working for a Congressional subcommittee in the late 1950s discovers that TV quiz shows are being fixed. His investigation focuses on two contestants on the show "Twenty-One": Herbert Stempel, a brash working-class Jew from Queens, and Charles Van Doren, the patrician scion of one of America's leading literary families. Based on a true story. Written by
Tim Horrigan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fifty million people watched, but no one saw a thing.
Did You Know?
In the film, the "Today" studio is set in it's present-day location (Studio 1A), where it has existed since 1994. During the time period Quiz Show takes place in, "Today" was located farther down the block in the same building, meaning there would be no windowed corner and no view of Rockefeller Plaza. See more
Charles Van Doren
I've stood on the shoulders of life and I've never gotten down into the dirt to build, to erect a foundation of my own. I've flown too high on borrowed wings. Everything came too easy.
No.1 Mom.......Katherine Turturro See more
DANCING IN THE DARK
Written by Arthur Schwartz
and Howard Dietz See more