Based on the “unauthorised autobiography” of Chuck Barris, creator and host of such TV classics as The Dating Game and The Gong Show. Barris claims to have worked for the CIA as a hitman at the same time that he was working on TV, chaperoning contestants around the world. Truth? Baloney? And if baloney, why make up such stuff? Writer, Charlie Kaufman, spins things just enough to let us decide for ourselves.