Quiz Show
1994
*****
Director: Robert Redford
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Paul Scofield, David Paymer

The TV network and the sponsors are eager to replace the unattractive champion on the popular Twenty One quiz show, by force if necessary. This wonderful drama chronicles the real-life scandal which rocked the U.S. TV in the 1950s. Paul Attanasio’s pitch-perfect script is based on Richard Goodwin’s memoir Remembering America, and it mustn’t have taken much effort from Robert Redford to direct it. The performances are great all around.