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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 »
Awards:
9 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Transcendent See more (97 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve B. Harris ... Himself (uncredited)

Amanda MacKay ... Herself - Host (uncredited)

Directed by
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
 
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The King of Kong" - USA (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for a brief sexual reference
Runtime:
79 min
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Certification:
Australia:PG | USA:PG-13 (No. 43504)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: In the scene in which Steve's son Derek is crying and shouting, the "Donkey Kong" sounds heard don't match the action shown on-screen.See more »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Features Gauntlet (1985/I) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
Everybody KnowsSee more »

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117 out of 147 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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