“Quiz Show” is a dramatized re-telling of the Twenty One quiz show scandal during the 1950s. The movie opens with an introduction to a pivotal character, Dick Goodwin. We learn that he has recently moved to Washington D.C and is a government worker. From that scene to the next, the audience is introduced to the iconic game show, “Twenty One.” The show seems to pride itself on its toughness and honesty, going so far as to keep its questions in a heavily guarded bank vault. This pride becomes ironic as soon as the viewer realizes the quiz show’s corruption.
Out of every single movie that’s been based on a true story, “Quiz Show” is pretty accurate. However, I wouldn’t watch this movie if you truly wanted a documentary about the scandal. As a movie, “Quiz Show” itself is great.
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