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The King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters (2007)

Cast: Billy Mitchell, Doris Self, Steve Wiebe, more...
Director: Seth Gordon, Seth Gordon
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Studio: New Line Home Entertainment
Genre: Documentary, Quirky Characters
Running Time: 90 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Synopsis
Seth Gordon's documentary The King of Kong follows the exploits of the two best Donkey Kong players in America. Billy Mitchell has held the world record for the popular video game for over 20 years. The film covers his rise to prominence, and the circle of associates he keeps in the Twin Galaxies organization, which serves as the official referee and scorekeeper of the electronic gaming world; within the organization, Mitchell is highly revered for his prowess at a number of games. Eventually Steve Wiebe, with time on his hands now that he finds himself without a job, decides to seriously hunker down and challenge Mitchell's record. Gordon gets close to both men, and shows how the passionate arcade subculture harbors very powerful feelings about both of them. ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide



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These were all the films I thought stood out in a strong '07; as they arrive on DVD I'll add to this list. Detailed opinions on each of these films can be found on my full list: 15 Best of 2007
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