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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 »
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:
11 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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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 
 
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
 
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
Runtime:
79 min
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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:
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:
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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100 out of 115 people found the following review useful.
steve is my hero, 10 February 2007
Author: gennyhardison from eat it, america

This is an incredible documentary, and as with most great documentaries the story arises as the filming happens; it is not preconceived. The film starts out as a story about a battle between two gamers who each want to hold the donkey kong high score records, but what it turns into is a story about man vs. the empire(and not in a star wars sense). It is a story about how who you know is always everything and how much harder an everyman must work to make it in a world of networks. The story of these people, especially steve's, are really inspiring and you find yourself feeling all of the twists and turns of the film along with the characters. A truly wonderful film about human beings not just donkey kong.

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