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?
Although the setting is supposed to be Columbia University, portions of the movie were filmed at Fordham University in the Bronx. See more
You know why they call them Indians? Because Columbus thought he was in India. They're "Indians" because some white guy got lost.
After years in exile, Dan Enright and Jack Barry returned to television with "The Joker's Wild". It made them millionaires. See more
References Twelve O'Clock High
Written by Kurt Weill
and Bertolt Brecht
Performed by Lyle Lovett
Lyle Lovett appears courtesy of Curb Music Company and MCA Records See more