"Quiz Show" quotes

Quiz Show poster
A young lawyer, Richard Goodwin, investigates a potentially fixed game show. Charles Van Doren, a big time show winner, is under Goodwin's investigation.

Director: Robert Redford
Writer: Paul Attanasio, Richard N. Goodwin
Production: N/A
Year: 1994
MetaScore: 92/100
ImdbRating: 7.5
BoxOffice: $24,822,619
Released: 07 Oct 1994
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 6 wins & 36 nominations total

117 Clips

Geritol America's 1 tonic - Quiz Show 00:36
Geritol America's 1 tonic
That big uncircumcised putz is on the cover of Time magazine - Quiz Show 00:07
That big uncircumcised putz is on the cover of Time magazine
He blames Charles Van Doren for his downfall - Quiz Show 00:32
He blames Charles Van Doren for his downfall
Now there's a face for radio - Quiz Show 00:04
Now there's a face for radio
I'll just tell everyone that it's a fraud That'll warm 'em up - Quiz Show 00:07
I'll just tell everyone that it's a fraud That'll warm 'em...
No Herbert Stempel is not going to win over 100 000 - Quiz Show 00:07
No Herbert Stempel is not going to win over 100 000
You have no idea what these people are like - Quiz Show 00:13
You have no idea what these people are like
Herb Stempel leads at this point by 18 to 10 - Quiz Show 00:28
Herb Stempel leads at this point by 18 to 10
No He'll be back NBC is gonna go on Geritol's gonna go on - Quiz Show 00:31
No He'll be back NBC is gonna go on Geritol's gonna go on
My light okay My nose doesn't look big - Quiz Show 00:07
My light okay My nose doesn't look big
Well what have we here Aftershave - Quiz Show 00:05
Well what have we here Aftershave
Stempel is an underdog You know people root for that - Quiz Show 00:08
Stempel is an underdog You know people root for that
He wouldn't know the answer to a doorbell if you didn't give it to him - Quiz Show 00:04
He wouldn't know the answer to a doorbell if you didn't give...
I mean I'm just trying to imagine what Kant would make of this - Quiz Show 00:09
I mean I'm just trying to imagine what Kant would make of...
Charlie Charlie - Quiz Show 00:14
Charlie Charlie
Well it's the damndest thing but you've plateaued - Quiz Show 00:30
Well it's the damndest thing but you've plateaued
You're a producer Dan Produce - Quiz Show 00:05
You're a producer Dan Produce
Come on They're a Jewish delicacy Before Toby eats it - Quiz Show 00:09
Come on They're a Jewish delicacy Before Toby eats it
Why don't you just put it in the bank - Quiz Show 00:21
Why don't you just put it in the bank
Last week alone I had 11 proposals of marriage - Quiz Show 00:17
Last week alone I had 11 proposals of marriage
Yeah and I have it on the kinescope okay - Quiz Show 00:36
Yeah and I have it on the kinescope okay
So pure it floats Hmm - Quiz Show 00:04
So pure it floats Hmm
Yeah I know Well money isn't everything - Quiz Show 00:09
Yeah I know Well money isn't everything
Would you want to be an annoying Jewish guy with a sidewall haircut - Quiz Show 00:11
Would you want to be an annoying Jewish guy with a sidewall...
You're to receive the questions in advance - Quiz Show 00:18
You're to receive the questions in advance
Don't do this to me It's too humiliating - Quiz Show 00:08
Don't do this to me It's too humiliating
What these books have conclusively proven is that the difference - Quiz Show 00:21
What these books have conclusively proven is that the...
There's absolutely no need to drag the man into the spotlight - Quiz Show 00:10
There's absolutely no need to drag the man into the...
Charlie from what I understand it's just this bunch of frauds - Quiz Show 00:13
Charlie from what I understand it's just this bunch of...
Et tu Bunny Charlie is Jack Barry single - Quiz Show 00:30
Et tu Bunny Charlie is Jack Barry single
Now see summer bloom upon this lea Three score rings around this tree - Quiz Show 00:25
Now see summer bloom upon this lea Three score rings around...
I've been swarmed by stockbrokers lately - Quiz Show 00:06
I've been swarmed by stockbrokers lately
Mother wants to know why you only went for 8 on the movies - Quiz Show 00:07
Mother wants to know why you only went for 8 on the movies
I asked myself Why would he make a statement like that - Quiz Show 00:09
I asked myself Why would he make a statement like that
I know what you're gonna accomplish - Quiz Show 00:19
I know what you're gonna accomplish
Me Herb Stempel And they love me for the same reason they used to hate me - Quiz Show 00:09
Me Herb Stempel And they love me for the same reason they...
I love my wife but it's like livin' with a plague of locusts - Quiz Show 00:05
I love my wife but it's like livin' with a plague of locusts
Eleven points will bring you to 21 and you will be our new champion - Quiz Show 00:29
Eleven points will bring you to 21 and you will be our new...
Excuse me Do you think he might see me before the peacock molts - Quiz Show 00:09
Excuse me Do you think he might see me before the peacock...
What Professor Van Doren - Quiz Show 00:12
What Professor Van Doren
Toby that box is the biggest thing - Quiz Show 00:10
Toby that box is the biggest thing
How much do they pay instructors up at Columbia - Quiz Show 00:10
How much do they pay instructors up at Columbia
You wanna be worshiped Go to India and moo - Quiz Show 00:04
You wanna be worshiped Go to India and moo
Watch Herb Stempel be fed to the Columbia Lions - Quiz Show 00:10
Watch Herb Stempel be fed to the Columbia Lions
I thought we were gonna get television - Quiz Show 00:10
I thought we were gonna get television
Dad I can't simply just tell 'em the truth - Quiz Show 00:18
Dad I can't simply just tell 'em the truth
We're not exactly hardened criminals here - Quiz Show 00:08
We're not exactly hardened criminals here
Well Dick if you look round the table and you can't tell who the sucker is - Quiz Show 00:08
Well Dick if you look round the table and you can't tell who...
And I'll send you a little helpful reminder okay - Quiz Show 00:06
And I'll send you a little helpful reminder okay
But mine own It was mine Your name is mine - Quiz Show 00:07
But mine own It was mine Your name is mine
Cheating on a quiz show That's like plagiarizing a comic strip - Quiz Show 00:06
Cheating on a quiz show That's like plagiarizing a comic...
You don't have to be a genius to connect the dots - Quiz Show 00:20
You don't have to be a genius to connect the dots
At first they asked me questions they already knew I knew the answers to - Quiz Show 00:06
At first they asked me questions they already knew I knew...
I have stood on the shoulders of life - Quiz Show 00:22
I have stood on the shoulders of life
I'm happy that you've made the statement - Quiz Show 00:14
I'm happy that you've made the statement
You know what the problem with you bums is - Quiz Show 00:07
You know what the problem with you bums is
Twenty One is rigged and I can prove it - Quiz Show 00:06
Twenty One is rigged and I can prove it
What's eatin' you You know why they call them Indians - Quiz Show 00:10
What's eatin' you You know why they call them Indians
They gave me the answers - Quiz Show 00:37
They gave me the answers
I'm sorry Charlie I'm an old man - Quiz Show 00:32
I'm sorry Charlie I'm an old man
I know you're lying - Quiz Show 00:11
I know you're lying
I've been swarmed by stockbrokers lately - Quiz Show 00:23
I've been swarmed by stockbrokers lately
It's the damndest thing - Quiz Show 01:25
It's the damndest thing
It's television - Quiz Show 01:21
It's television
Is Jack Barry single - Quiz Show 01:08
Is Jack Barry single
If you were a kid - Quiz Show 00:41
If you were a kid
If you look around the table and you can't tell who the sucker is - Quiz Show 00:20
If you look around the table and you can't tell who the...
I thought we were gonna get television - Quiz Show 00:20
I thought we were gonna get television
I know you're lying - Quiz Show 00:15
I know you're lying
I know what you're gonna accomplish - Quiz Show 01:03
I know what you're gonna accomplish
I hope they are asking you the meaning of life - Quiz Show 00:25
I hope they are asking you the meaning of life
I have it on the kinescope - Quiz Show 02:34
I have it on the kinescope
You're to receive the questions in advance - Quiz Show 00:45
You're to receive the questions in advance
You're a producer - Quiz Show 00:11
You're a producer
Your name is mine - Quiz Show 00:11
Your name is mine
You wanna be worshipped - Quiz Show 00:16
You wanna be worshipped
You know why they call them Indians - Quiz Show 00:32
You know why they call them Indians
You know what the problem with you bums is - Quiz Show 00:28
You know what the problem with you bums is
I can't simply just tell them the truth - Quiz Show 00:29
I can't simply just tell them the truth
How much do they pay instructors up at Columbia - Quiz Show 00:38
How much do they pay instructors up at Columbia
Herbert Stempel - Quiz Show 01:35
Herbert Stempel
Herbert Stempel is not going to win  100 - Quiz Show 00:23
Herbert Stempel is not going to win 100
Telling the truth - Quiz Show 00:43
Telling the truth
From what I understand - Quiz Show 00:40
From what I understand
For your information - Quiz Show 00:30
For your information
Don't do this to me - Quiz Show 00:24
Don't do this to me
Do you think he might see me before the peacock molts - Quiz Show 00:35
Do you think he might see me before the peacock molts
Cheating on a quiz show - Quiz Show 00:21
Cheating on a quiz show
Charles Van Doren - Quiz Show 00:25
Charles Van Doren
Can I quote you - Quiz Show 01:15
Can I quote you
But it's like living with a plague of locusts - Quiz Show 00:16
But it's like living with a plague of locusts
Because of a disagreement with his commanding general - Quiz Show 01:03
Because of a disagreement with his commanding general
And they love me for the same reason they used to hate me - Quiz Show 00:27
And they love me for the same reason they used to hate me
And I'm the biggest thing on it - Quiz Show 00:28
And I'm the biggest thing on it
And I'll send you a little helpful reminder - Quiz Show 00:28
And I'll send you a little helpful reminder
America's  1 tonic - Quiz Show 04:35
America's 1 tonic
You have no idea what these people are like - Quiz Show 00:38
You have no idea what these people are like
You don't understand dad - Quiz Show 01:15
You don't understand dad
You don't have to be a genius to connect the dots - Quiz Show 01:28
You don't have to be a genius to connect the dots
Why would he do this - Quiz Show 00:28
Why would he do this
We're in show business - Quiz Show 00:20
We're in show business
Watch Charles Van Doren eat his first kosher meal in his life - Quiz Show 00:32
Watch Charles Van Doren eat his first kosher meal in his...
To erect a foundation of my own - Quiz Show 00:43
To erect a foundation of my own
This week on Twenty One - Quiz Show 00:23
This week on Twenty One
They gave me the answers - Quiz Show 01:54
They gave me the answers
There's absolutely no need to drag the man into the spotlight - Quiz Show 00:44
There's absolutely no need to drag the man into the...
There's a face for radio - Quiz Show 00:12
There's a face for radio
The only people who can implicate you directly are all in this room - Quiz Show 00:48
The only people who can implicate you directly are all in...
The category is movies - Quiz Show 00:57
The category is movies
Stempel is an underdog - Quiz Show 00:25
Stempel is an underdog
Professor Van Doren - Quiz Show 00:40
Professor Van Doren
Now see summer bloom upon this lee - Quiz Show 00:42
Now see summer bloom upon this lee
My nose doesn't look big - Quiz Show 00:23
My nose doesn't look big
My mother wants to know why you only went for eight on the movies - Quiz Show 00:31
My mother wants to know why you only went for eight on the...
Money isn't everything - Quiz Show 00:23
Money isn't everything
Makes me wonder what you hope to accomplish with all this - Quiz Show 00:49
Makes me wonder what you hope to accomplish with all this
Last week alone - Quiz Show 01:00
Last week alone

Cast

Herbie Stempel - John Turturro
Dick Goodwin - Rob Morrow
Charles Van Doren - Ralph Fiennes
Mark Van Doren - Paul Scofield
Dan Enright - David Paymer
Albert Freedman - Hank Azaria
Toby Stempel - Johann Carlo
Dorothy Van Doren - Elizabeth Wilson
Robert Kintner - Allan Rich
Sandra Goodwin - Mira Sorvino
Chairman - George Martin
Lishman - Paul Guilfoyle
Account Guy - Griffin Dunne
Pennebaker - Michael Mantell
Childress - Ben Shenkman
Martin Rittenhome - Martin Scorsese
Lester Stempel (as Joda Hershman) - Joseph Blaire
Car Salesman - Ernie Sabella
Dave Garroway - Barry Levinson
Kintner's Secretary - Debra Monk
Passerby - Mario Cantone
Mrs. Nearing - Grace Phillips
Limo Driver - Jerry Grayson
NBC Page - Scott Lucy
NBC Page - Matt Keeslar
Enright's Secretary - Harriet Sansom Harris
Freedman's Secretary - Mary Shultz
Director - Dave Wilson
Associate Director - Robert Caminiti
Lighting Director - Eddie Korbich
Cornwall Neighbor - Le Clanché du Rand
Cornwall Aunt - Carole Shelley
Cornwall Cousin - Shawn Batten
Cornwall Cousin - Cornelia Ryan
John Van Doren - Jeffrey Nordling
Mrs. John Van Doren - Gina Rice
Bunny Wilson - Vince O'Brien
Thomas Merton - The Monk - Adam Kilgour
Congressman Devine - Richard Seff
Congressman Rogers - Bill Moor
Congressman Flynt - Nicholas Kepros
Congressman Springer - Barry Snider
Congressman Mack - Chuck Adamson
Congressman Derounian - Joseph Attanasio
Professors at Book Party - Dan Wakefield
Professor at Book Party - Hamilton Fish
Writer at Book Party - Merwin Goldsmith
Woman at Book Party - Illeana Douglas
Student at Book Party - Gretchen Egolf
Judge Schweitzer - Stephen Pearlman
Librarian - Anthony Fusco
Snodgrass - Douglas McGrath
Barnard Girls - Calista Flockhart
Barnard Girls - Alysa Shwedel
Queens Neighbor (as Kelly Coffield) - Kelly Coffield Park
Queens Neighbor - Dede Pochos
Queens Neighbor - Maria Radman
Queens Neighbor - David Stepkin
Today Announcer - Steve Roland
Reporter - Bernie Sheredy
Reporter - Joe Lisi
Reporter - Greg Martin
Psychoanalyst - Neil Leifer
Blonde - Caryn Krooth
NBC Secretary (as Pat Russell) - Patricia Geri Russell
Challenger - Bill Cwikowski
Stage Manager - William Fichtner
Crew Member - Vincent J. Burns
#1 Mom (as Katherine Turturro) - Katherine Borowitz
Photographer - Ray Abbott
Grad Student - John D. Bair
Reporter - Ted Brunson
Student - Michael J. Burg
Susan - Pete's wife - Susan Janet Cooper
Reporter #1 - Richard Council
Secretary - Toni Downey
NBC Staff - Matthew T. Gitkin
Doorman - Jerry Griffin
Camera Operator - David Hausen
Don Quixote Student - Ethan Hawke
Congressional Hearing Reporter - Christopher King
Man in Glasses - Stas Kmiec
Student - Michael Luceri
Technical Director - Owen Lund
Student - Peter Morse
Photographer - Ron Ostrow
NBC Page - John Ponzio
Courtroom Attendee - Paul Vincent Rapisarda
NBC Employee - Steve Ryan
Don Quixote Student #2 - Jonathan Marc Sherman
Herbie's Neighbor - Nick Taylor
Press Photographer - Glenn Zarr
Woman at Door -