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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters -- Diehard video game fans compete to break World Records on classic arcade games.

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Release Date:
28 February 2008 (Australia) See more »
Tagline:
Don't get chumpatized. See more »
Plot:
Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
12 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Transcendent See more (102 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Steve Wiebe ... Himself - Donkey Kong Challenger (also archive footage)
Mark Alpiger ... Himself
Adam Wood ... Himself
Walter Day ... Himself - World's Video Game Referee (also archive footage)

Steve Sanders ... Himself - Author: Master's Guide to Donkey Kong (also archive footage)
Steven Krogman ... Himself
Robert Mruczek ... Himself - Head Referee, Twin Galaxies
Doris Self ... Herself - Q*bert Contender
Todd Rogers ... Himself
Brian Kuh ... Himself - Donkey Kong Expert
Zack Hample ... Himself

Billy Mitchell ... Himself (also archive footage)
Barbara Mitchell ... Herself
Jon Farley ... Himself
Nicole Wiebe ... Herself - Steve's Wife
Sandra Wiebe ... Herself
Ryan Wiebe ... Himself
Paul Pitkin ... Himself
Mike Thompson ... Himself - Steve's Friend
Jillian Wiebe ... Herself
Derek Wiebe ... Himself
Evelyn Mitchell ... Herself
Mark Wright ... Himself
Sam Haynes ... Himself
Andrew Vogt ... Himself
Greg Bond ... Himself
Roy Shildt ... Himself - 'Mr. Awesome' (also archive footage)
Dwayne Richard ... Himself
Perry Rodgers ... Himself
John Webber ... Himself
Justine Barker ... Herself
Joel Hedge ... Himself
Donald Hayes ... Himself
Craig Glenday ... Himself
Jon Jamshid ... Exidy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve B. Harris ... Himself (uncredited)

Amanda MacKay ... Herself - Host (uncredited)

Directed by
Seth Gordon 
 
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(in alphabetical order)
Seth Gordon 

Produced by
Beau Bauman .... consulting producer
Joshuah Bearman .... contributing producer
Ed Cunningham .... producer
Luis Lopez .... associate producer
Ross Tuttle .... contributing producer
Clay Tweel .... associate producer (as J. Clay Tweel)
 
Original Music by
Craig Richey 
 
Cinematography by
Seth Gordon 
 
Film Editing by
Seth Gordon 
 
Art Department
Ben Fry .... additional graphic artist
 
Sound Department
Nathan Smith .... re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Staci Bernstein .... camera operator
Ty Clancey .... camera operator (as Tyler Clancey)
Charlie Crapella .... camera operator
Ed Cunningham .... camera operator
Brett Hammond .... camera operator
Brent Hoff .... camera operator
Bootsy Holler .... camera operator
Luis Lopez .... camera operator
Ross Tuttle .... camera operator
Clay Tweel .... camera operator (as J. Clay Tweel)
Greg Whiteley .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Jim Bruce .... additional editor
Ed Cunningham .... additional editor
Luis Lopez .... co-editor
Mato .... color timer: film
Kostas Theodosiou .... color correction
Clay Tweel .... assistant editor (as J. Clay Tweel)
S. Scott Farrar .... post production services: New Line Cinema (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Kripa Jones .... composer: additional original score
Chris Robertson .... music supervisor
Thomas Wilson .... composer: additional original score
Thomas Wilson .... music consultant
 
Other crew
Enrica Ferorelli .... source: still photos
Christopher J. Keene .... legal services
Paul Lavoie .... digital production manager
George Nicholis .... film publicist
Philip J. Strina .... business & legal affairs: Picturehouse
 
Thanks
Duncan Birmingham .... thanks (as Duncan Burmingham)
Heather Bergen Holme .... special thanks
Steven Klein .... thanks
Joel Relampagos .... thanks
Mary Rohlich .... special thanks
Doris Self .... in loving memory
Monique Sorgen .... special thanks
David Stern .... thanks
Mike Thompson .... very special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"The King of Kong" - USA (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for a brief sexual reference
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79 min
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Australia:PG | USA:PG-13 (No. 43504)
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Trivia:
Several of those depicted in the documentary, including Wiebe and Mitchell themselves, claim that it does not accurately depict events. For example, Wiebe and Mitchell were, and still are, on much friendlier terms than is suggested, and another player's record was in place during some of the events but is omitted. The director has conceded to many of these claims in statements, arguing that the fictionalized account is more entertaining.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: The Donkey Kong cabinet that Steve Wiebe installs in his garage is a combo Donkey Kong/Donkey Kong Jr. cabinet, however the markings on the cabinet are those of a stand-alone Donkey Kong Jr. cabinet. Wiebe specially purchases and installs the "brains" (PCB) of the combo game into his Donkey Kong Jr. cabinet in the course of the movie.See more »
Quotes:
Billy Mitchell:No matter what I say, it draws controversy. It's sort of like the abortion issue.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Eye of the TigerSee more »

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125 out of 156 people found the following review useful.
Transcendent, 1 February 2007
Author: cinebros from United States

KING OF KONG is one of the greatest movies I've seen in a while - not documentaries, movies. The film-making here is nothing short of extraordinary - building suspense, creating anticipation, and playing with the archetypes like the best Hollywood movies.

If you have ever played the original Donkey Kong arcade game, or on the original Nintendo, you have to see this movie. I have never beaten Level 3 on the third cycle - the spring on the elevator stage, if you know what I'm talking about, is going extremely fast. These guys get beyond 20 cycles.

I don't want to give anything away...I heard they are going to make this a feature movie with actors, but I think that eliminates the main draw of this concept - these guys are in their forties, in some freak cases have wives and children, and they play Donkey Kong with as much heart as Lance Armstrong rode bikes. They are some of the strongest characters I've seen in a movie since STAR WARS. To best summarize how enjoyable this movie is, after watching the DVD for the first time, I immediately restarted it from the beginning, and watched it again.

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