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Das Millionenspiel (1970)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  18 October 1970 (Austria)
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A candidate in a game show is hunted by three men. He will get a Million DMark, if he survives for a week; the hunters will get the money, if they can kill the candidate. The audience of ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jörg Pleva ...
Bernhard Lotz
Suzanne Roquette ...
Claudia von Hohenheim (as Susanne Roquette)
Dieter Thomas Heck ...
Thilo Uhlenhorst
Theo Fink ...
Hänsel, Mitglied der 'Köhlerbande'
Dieter Hallervorden ...
Köhler, Chef der 'Köhlerbande'
Josef Fröhlich ...
Witte, Mitglied der 'Köhlerbande'
Annemarie Schradiek ...
Mutter Lotz
Elisabeth Wiedemann ...
Frau Steinfurth
Andrea Grosske ...
Frau Grote
Friedrich Schütter ...
Moulian, Chef von TETV
Peter Schulze-Rohr ...
Ziegler
Joachim Richert ...
Hotelkellner
Arnim Basche ...
Erster Außenreporter TETV
Heribert Faßbender ...
Zweiter Außenreporter TETV (as Heribert Fassbender)
Ralf Gregan ...
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A candidate in a game show is hunted by three men. He will get a Million DMark, if he survives for a week; the hunters will get the money, if they can kill the candidate. The audience of the show is watching the transmissions of twenty camera teams filming the hunt. The showmaster appeals to the TV-viewers to help either the candidate or the hunters, whomever they want. Written by Mirko Thiessen <mirko.thiessen@arcor.de>

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Le jeu des millions  »

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After the second broadcast in the 1970s, public broadcaster WDR, which produced the film, was sued by producer Joseph Cates who owned the film rights. The problem was that WDR purchased the rights to make the film from German publishing company Goldmann, who released the book the film was based on. However, Goldmann did not own the film rights, so the licence WDR bought was void. This was confirmed by the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt in 1977. Since then the film was not shown publicly anywhere. Only in 2002 WDR was finally able to acquire the proper rights from Studio Canal, which in the meantime had become the rights owner. See more »

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Version of Le prix du danger (1983) See more »

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copyright difficulties
5 August 2002 | by (munich, germany) – See all my reviews

"Das Millionenspiel" was locked away for 30 years due to copyright difficulties. It was made into a French film, Le Prix du Danger in 1983, based on the same short story by the great Robert Sheckley. But "made for television" was surely more appropriate than for the big screen. It was so visionary and presented in such a way that spectators took it for real and applied at the TV station to take part as the hunted person (I personally read some of the letters). The letters were handed out to the University of Cologne to conduct a psychological survey back in 1972.


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