‘Quiz Show’ examines reality of television

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‘Quiz Show’ examines reality of television

“Quiz Show” will make you wonder the next time you watch “Jeopardy.”
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‘Quiz Show’ examines reality of television

“Quiz Show” will make you wonder the next time you watch “Jeopardy.”
Gonzales
Quiz Show

Rating: PG-13


Genre: Drama


Directed by: Robert Redford


Written by: Paul Attanasio


Release: 1994


Available on: Netflix, iTunes, Amazon

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