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.
Mark Van Doren:
I'm sorry, Charlie. I'm an old man, it's all a little difficult for me to comprehend!
Charles Van Doren: It's television, Dad. It's... it's just... just television...
Mark Van Doren: You make it sound like you didn't have a choice!
Charles Van Doren: What was I supposed to do at that point, disillusion...
At the birthday party for his father, it shows a man dressed as a monk. This is supposed to represent Thomas Merton, a student of Mark Van Doren in the 1930s. However, Thomas Merton was not in New York until the 1960s, During this time period, he wrote to Mark Van Doren about his son Charles but was not in New York or Connecticut at the time.
Charles Van Doren went to work for the Encyclopedia Britannica. Today he writes books and lives in the family home in Cornwall, Connecticut. He never taught again.
$757,714 (USA) (16 September 1994)
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