Wordplay (2006)

Wordplay
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Doug Blush Editor n/a 172 7000001
Patrick Creadon Editing n/a 120901 7000002
Matt Beals Camera n/a 120798 6000004
Alex Kobbs Camera n/a 120798 6000003
Patrick Creadon Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Skip Blumberg Camera n/a 120798 6000002
Jeff Garcia Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Peter Golub Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Caitlin O'Malley Production Assistant n/a 275 25000002
Julia McMorrow Production Assistant n/a 275 25000003
Christopher Powers Production Assistant n/a 275 25000001
Brian Oakes Graphic Designer Graphic Design 120860 23000002
Tracy McKnight Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
Brian Oakes Titles n/a 120825 23000001
Patrick Creadon Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Michael Creadon Associate Producer n/a 171 3000002
Mike Mussina Actor Himself 1 1000006
Daniel Okrent Actor Himself 1 1000007
Indigo Girls Actor Themselves 1 1000005
Ken Burns Actor Himself 1 1000004
Merl Reagle Actor Himself 1 1000002
Jon Stewart Actor Himself 1 1000003
Bob Dole Actor Himself 1 1000008
Bill Clinton Actor Himself 1 1000009
Patrick Creadon Director n/a 2 2000001
Christine O'Malley Producer n/a 3 3000001
Al Sanders Actor Himself 1 1000013
Ellen Ripstein Actor Herself 1 1000012
Jon Delfin Actor Himself 1 1000010
Tyler Hinman Actor Himself 1 1000011
Will Shortz Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
A journey into the world of Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle editor at The New York Times. Known to millions as National Public Radio's "Puzzle Master," Shortz has spent his entire lifetime studying, creating, and editing puzzles, and has built a huge following along the way. Meet Shortz's diehard fans--including President Bill Clinton, Senator Bob Dole, "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart, filmmaker Ken Burns, the Indigo Girls, and Yankee's ace pitcher Mike Mussina--and discover why over 50 million Americans do crosswords every week. Also introduced are several world-class crossword solvers who are followed to Stamford, CT, as they compete at the 28th annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament (ACPT). Hosted and directed by Shortz, the tournament is the nation's oldest and largest crossword competition. Competitors travel from all over the world to attend, and vary in age from teenagers to octogenarians. Over the course of one long, snowy weekend, almost five hundred competitors will battle it out for the title "Crossword Champ." The competition is based on both speed and accuracy, and one wrong (or blank) square guarantees that someone else will be taking home the trophy.