PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
A young lawyer, Richard Goodwin, investigates a potentially fixed game show. Charles Van Doren, a big time show winner, is under Goodwin's investigation.
Although the setting is supposed to be Columbia University, portions of the movie were filmed at Fordham University in the Bronx.
I know what you're gonna accomplish, I just don't know what he's gonna accomplish.
Herbie Stemple: You want to know what? If I do nothing else I will convince them that Herbert Stemple knows what won the God-damned Academy Award for best God-damned picture of 1955;...
Minutes before 'Twenty-One (1956-1958)' begins, viewers are seen turning on their TV sets, and a caption for the show comes on (instead of the previous program or some commercials). This may or may not be authentic, but after the quiz begins some late viewers turn on their TV sets, and they also get the static caption.
Albert Freedman works for Penthouse Magazine.
$757,714 (USA) (16 September 1994)
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