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quiz_NN
show_VB
,_,
an_DT
almost_RB
perfectly_RB
accurate_JJ
true_JJ
story_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
based_VBN
upon_IN
the_DT
events_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
popular_JJ
television_NN
show_NN
of_IN
the_DT
mid-50_???
's_BEZ
,_,
"_"
twenty-one_CD
"_"
._.
on_IN
this_DT
trivial_JJ
game_NN
show_NN
,_,
contestants_NNS
were_BED
placed_VBN
in_IN
isolation_NN
booths_NNS
and_CC
then_RB
answered_VBD
questions_NNS
corresponding_JJ
to_IN
a_DT
category_NN
of_IN
their_PP$
choice_NN
,_,
on_IN
which_WDT
they_PP
wagered_VBD
an_DT
amount_NN
of_IN
points_NNS
on_IN
._.
the_DT
game_NN
went_VBD
on_IN
until_IN
a_DT
player_NN
reached_VBD
twenty_CD
one_CD
points_NNS
on_IN
felt_NN
they_PP
had_HVD
earned_VBN
enough_RB
points_VBZ
to_IN
win_NN
._.
but_CC
,_,
after_IN
ratings_NNS
began_VBD
to_TO
fall_VB
when_CS
players_NNS
were_BED
struggling_VBG
to_IN
break_NN
the_DT
zero_NN
mark_NN
,_,
the_DT
producers_NNS
decided_VBD
to_TO
fix_VB
the_DT
game_NN
by_IN
giving_VBG
the_DT
answers_NNS
to_IN
a_DT
contestant_JJ
before_IN
the_DT
game_NN
began_VBD
._.
quiz_NN
show_VB
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the_DT
true_JJ
stories_NNS
of_IN
two_CD
particular_JJ
contestants_NNS
,_,
herbie_NP
stempel_NN
and_CC
charles_NP
van_NP
doren_NP
._.
stempel_NN
(_(
john_NP
turturro_NP
)_)
,_,
a_DT
former_DT
g_NN
._.
i_PP
._.
and_CC
your_PP$
jewish_JJ
man_NN
raising_NN
a_DT
family_NN
._.
stempel_NN
has_HVZ
been_BEN
the_DT
reigning_JJ
champion_NN
on_IN
"_"
twenty-one_CD
"_"
for_IN
many_DT
weeks_NNS
and_CC
has_HVZ
accumulated_VBN
thousands_NNS
of_IN
dollars_NNS
._.
in_IN
his_PP$
mind_NN
,_,
he_PP
is_BEZ
the_DT
best_JJS
thing_NN
on_IN
television_NN
and_CC
the_DT
people_NN
love_NN
him_PP
._.
although_CS
,_,
in_IN
the_DT
mind_NN
of_IN
the_DT
show_NN
's_POS
producers_NNS
,_,
herbie_NP
stempel_NN
is_BEZ
getting_VBG
old_JJ
._.
dan_NP
enright_VBD
(_(
david_NP
paymer_NN
)_)
,_,
in_IN
particular_JJ
,_,
feels_VBZ
that_CS
the_DT
people_NN
are_BER
tired_JJ
of_IN
seeing_VBG
a_DT
"_"
jewish_JJ
guy_NN
from_IN
queens_NP
with_IN
bad_JJ
teeth_NNS
"_"
and_CC
that_CS
the_DT
kids_NNS
need_VB
someone_PN
better_RBR
to_TO
look_VB
up_RP
to_IN
._.
therefore_RB
,_,
they_PP
need_VB
to_TO
find_VB
another_DT
contestant_JJ
whom_WP
would_MD
be_BE
a_DT
worthy_JJ
role_NN
model_NN
and_CC
the_DT
people_NN
will_MD
look_VB
up_RP
to_IN
and_CC
cheer_NN
to_IN
win_NN
._.
someone_PN
who_WP
can_MD
defeat_VB
stempel_NN
,_,
even_RB
if_CS
they_PP
have_HV
to_TO
resort_NN
to_IN
cheating_VBG
._.
enter_VB
charles_NP
van_NP
doren_NP
(_(
ralph_NP
fiennes_NNS
)_)
,_,
a_DT
well-educated_JJ
professor_NN
from_IN
a_DT
widely_RB
recognized_VBN
family_NN
._.
van_NP
doren_NP
had_HVD
decided_VBN
to_IN
try_NN
out_RP
for_IN
the_DT
game_NN
show_VB
"_"
tic_???
tac_???
dough_NN
"_"
because_CS
his_PP$
friends_NNS
thought_VBD
he_PP
would_MD
be_BE
good_JJ
at_IN
that_DT
sort_NN
of_IN
thing_NN
._.
but_CC
when_CS
albert_NP
freedman_NN
(_(
hank_NP
azaria_NP
)_)
,_,
enright_NN
's_POS
assistant_NN
,_,
spots_NNS
van_NN
doren_NP
,_,
the_DT
two_CD
decide_VB
that_DT
they_PP
have_HV
found_VBN
their_PP$
soon-to-be-ruler_NN
of_IN
the_DT
"_"
twenty-one_CD
"_"
kingdom_NN
._.
van_NP
doren_NP
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
too_RB
keen_JJ
on_IN
the_DT
idea_NN
of_IN
receiving_VBG
the_DT
answers_NNS
ahead_RB
of_IN
time_NN
,_,
so_RB
enright_VBD
tells_VBZ
stempel_NN
that_CS
he_PP
is_BEZ
going_VBG
to_TO
give_VB
the_DT
wrong_JJ
answer_NN
,_,
on_IN
purpose_NN
,_,
in_IN
order_NN
to_IN
lose_VB
the_DT
game_NN
._.
after_IN
stempel_NN
loses_VBZ
the_DT
"_"
throne_NN
"_"
to_IN
van_NP
doren_NP
,_,
he_PP
starts_VBZ
to_IN
feel_NN
cheated_VBN
(_(
which_WDT
he_PP
should_MD
)_(
._.
meanwhile_RB
,_,
on_IN
his_PP$
own_DT
,_,
dick_NP
goodwin_NP
(_(
rob_NP
morrow_NN
)_)
,_,
a_DT
harvard_NP
law_NN
graduate_NN
,_,
has_HVZ
decided_VBN
to_IN
start_NN
an_DT
investigation_NN
on_IN
"_"
twenty-one_CD
"_"
to_IN
try_NN
and_CC
find_VB
out_RP
if_CS
there_EX
have_HV
been_BEN
any_DT
wrongdoings_NNS
._.
his_PP$
investigation_NN
yields_NNS
shocking_JJ
results_NNS
and_CC
leads_VBZ
to_TO
a_DT
trial_NN
for_IN
enright_NN
and_CC
the_DT
others_NNS
involved_VBN
._.
quiz_NN
show_VB
is_BEZ
an_DT
extremely_RB
well_RB
done_DON
movie_NN
,_,
and_CC
robert_NP
redford_NP
's_POS
direction_NN
is_BEZ
especially_RB
superb_JJ
._.
the_DT
performances_NNS
turned_VBD
in_IN
by_IN
john_NP
turturro_NP
,_,
ralph_NP
fiennes_NNS
,_,
and_CC
rob_NP
morrow_NN
are_BER
very_RB
good_JJ
,_,
although_CS
it_PP
seems_VBZ
that_CS
turturro_NP
stands_VBZ
out_RP
more_DT
than_CS
any_DT
._.
quiz_NN
show_VB
is_BEZ
also_RB
very_RB
precise_JJ
when_CS
it_PP
comes_VBZ
to_IN
explicating_VBG
the_DT
true_JJ
events_NNS
that_CS
inspired_VBN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
definitely_RB
a_DT
film_NN
you_PP
should_MD
not_XNOT
miss_VB
._.