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Release Date: September 14, 1994Running Time: 120 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13Box Office: $24,814,770.00
Genre: Drama, Historical, Period

Cast:

John Turturro

Rob Morrow

Ralph Fiennes

Paul Scofield

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Summary:
In 1958 when television quiz shows ruled the airwaves, Charles Van Doren was the wildly popular champion of a successful TV show called "Twenty-One." A national celebrity who appeared on the covers of both "Time" and "Life" magazines, Van Doren was an American folk hero--the intellectual's answer to Elvis Presley. Week after week audiences tuned in to watch as Van Doren, a popular English instructor at Columbia University and the product of one of America's most renowned literary families, seemed to draw from his vast knowledge the correct answers to obscure questions. His charming presence seduced 50 million people into believing him. But the truth is, viewers were fooled and saw only what ... Full Summary >>