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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters -- The King of Kong chronicles a rivalry between two gamers, Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell, as they battle for the title of world champ of the arcade game.
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters -- Diehard video game fans compete to break World Records on classic arcade games.
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters -- A humble novice goes head-to-head against the reigning Donkey Kong champ in a confrontation that rocks the gaming world to its processors!


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Release Date:
28 February 2008 (Australia) See more »
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Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve B. Harris ... Himself (uncredited)

Amanda MacKay ... Herself - Host (uncredited)

Directed by
Seth Gordon 
Writing credits
(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
J. Clay Tweel .... associate producer
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 .... sound 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
J. Clay Tweel .... camera operator
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
J. Clay Tweel .... assistant editor
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
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The King of Kong" - USA (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for a brief sexual reference
79 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | USA:PG-13 (No. 43504)
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Did You Know?

The project originally began as a documentary about competitive gaming in general - it wasn't until the film was well into production that the crew discovered the events surrounding Wiebe and Mitchell, and decided to re-focus the film entirely on this rivalry. This largely accounts for the amount of coverage the film gives to minor players, such as the elderly Q-Bert champion. By the time production ended, over 300 hours of video had been shot.See more »
Factual errors: When Billy Mitchell is describing an analogy of top WWI fighter aces, he claims the top French ace shot down 24 enemy planes. In reality the top French pilot (René Fonck) shot down 75 enemy planes, He also claims the Red Baron shot down 87 enemy planes, when he only had 80 confirmed kills.See more »
Jillian Wiebe:I never knew that the Guinness World Record Book was so... I never knew it was so important.
Steve Wiebe:I guess a lot of people are... yeah, a lot of people read that book.
Jillian Wiebe:[while directly looking at Steve, her father] Some people sort of ruin their lives to be in there.
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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Excellent, even if you hate video games, 29 November 2007
Author: qmcz from United States

Best movie I have seen in years. A wonderful stage is set up for a battle between good vs. evil. Will the underdog, who has been kicked down his entire life, reach his goal of scoring the highest Donkey Kong score ever? Will he meet face to face and defeat the evil, pompous villain in a match of "competitive gaming?" The protagonist is built up as a normal simpleton who has not been able to achieve his goals throughout life even with all the talent that he possesses. The antagonist is portrayed wonderfully as an arrogant hypocrite who thinks that the entire video game world revolves around him. You want nothing more than to see the villain fall down.

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