The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters Synopsis
Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe vie for the world record in the classic game ''Donkey Kong.''
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Great documentary

By rentoon
I went to an advance screening of this film at the California Extreme event in San Jose and it is very interesting. This talks about how one guy wanted to break a world record set by Billy Mitchell....

This is what independent film is all about!

By Whammo
This movie is a perfect example of why I love independent films. Real people, being themselves. You would not buy these characters as believeable if this were a scripted movie, because these people...

Best documentary in a longg time

By mokwella
The battle between rival champions for the Donkey Kong arcade game top score is the basis of the story here, but even those unfamiliar with video games will find the human dynamics here fascinating. ...

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Great Documentary! Must see!

By Boston1
I loved this movie. It's a documentary, but the characters are so amazing it's hard to believe it's true. But they are. Who knew that this segment of culture existed, beating world records on old...


By IrvThal
There's no possible way Hollywood could make anything this good, this unbelievably compelling, this boldly manipulative. Here's a movie that literally has the audience bursting into spontaneous...

A good old-fashioned showdown :-D

By hiryu87
Without a doubt one of the best movies I've seen all year. A true example of truth being stranger, and much more interesting, than fiction. While the movie revolves around early video game culture,...


By travelgirl1983
I was amazed at how much I cared about the outcome of this movie, considering I have no interest in video games whatsoever. The documentary became less about who would win, and more about a battle...

Nerd out and have a blast!

By Crotchis
This film wonderfully makes fun of everything and everyone equally. You laugh at, cheer with, and root for. What I loved the most is that I expected to simply see a good documentary, and I did, but...

King of Kong Review

By Derrick Deane
As the release date indicates, it's been a while since this movie was in theaters and as a result, there has been some time to sort let this documentary age a bit. Like wine. Or cheese. Anyway, three...

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Rated PG-13 | For a brief sexual reference
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Common Sense Media says Amusing documentary duel at the video arcade.
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