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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?

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 »
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 »
Adam Wood:I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs. I play video games, which I think is a far superior addiction to any of those other ones.See more »
Movie Connections:
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38 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Great Documentary, 10 September 2007
Author: Rob Williams from Los Angeles, CA

I totally disagree with the characterization that Billy Mitchell is made the villain and Steve Weibe the heroic underdog. This film did a great job of just letting each person fill in the colors for themselves. At the end, when Billy Mitchell's finally turning hypocrisy inside out, there are a few shots inserted finally that show that the filmmakers notice what is going on, but that is the extent of it.

This is a great film. Like the film American Movie, it is a whirlwind in which the power and depth of the material is remarkable, and yet it is incredibly compelling to watch, start to finish.

Another important point is that the film is not only a great treatise on individual psychology and what our winning-obsessed culture has wrought, but a great meditation on how the various types are fostered by and then fuel their immediate relations.

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