Promotional movie poster for the film
|Directed by||Patrick Creadon|
|Produced by||Christine O'Malley|
|Written by||Patrick Creadon|
|Running time||94 min. The year 2006 in film involved some significant events Releases of sequels took place with Superman Returns, Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest|
Wordplay is a 2006 documentary film directed by Patrick Creadon. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The year 2006 in film involved some significant events Releases of sequels took place with Superman Returns, Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt in one fashion or another to " Document " reality It features Will Shortz, the editor of the New York Times crossword puzzle, crossword constructor Merl Reagle, and many other noted crossword solvers and constructors. Will Shortz (born August 26, 1952) is an American puzzle creator and editor Merl Reagle (b January 5, 1950, Audubon NJ) is a US Crossword Puzzle creator The second half of the movie is set at the 2005 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament (ACPT), where the top solvers compete for a prize of $4000. The American Crossword Puzzle Tournament is an annual Crossword -solving Tournament held every March
The movie focuses on the following crossword solvers:
The movie contains appearances by many celebrity fans of the Times puzzle, including Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, Jon Stewart, Ken Burns, Mike Mussina, and the Indigo Girls. William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States Robert Joseph "Bob" Dole (born July 22 1923 is an attorney and retired United States Senator from Kansas from 1969–1996 serving part of that time Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28 1962 is an American Comedian, Satirist, Actor, Writer, and Kenneth Lauren Burns (born July 29 1953) is an American director and producer of Documentary films known for his style of making use of archival Michael Cole Mussina (born December 8 1968 nicknamed Moose, is a Major League Baseball Starting pitcher currently with the American League's Indigo Girls are an American Folk rock duo consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers.
Wordplay features a theme song, "Every Word," written and performed by Gary Louris of The Jayhawks. Gary Louris (born March 10, 1955 in Toledo Ohio) is a guitarist singer and songwriter of The Jayhawks are an American Alternative Country and Rock Band.  The Wordplay DVD features a music video of "Every Word. "