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Contestants, selected by calling a phone number, are chosen based on their ability to arrange 4 answers to a question in the correct order the fastest. They then have to answer 15 multiple-choice questions correctly to win increasing amounts of money, the largest of which is $1,000,000. They can choose to use three "lifelines": 50/50: two incorrect answers are eliminated; Ask the audience: the studio audience votes on the correct answer; and phone a friend: they can call one of 5 pre-arranged friends who can help with the answer. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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A contestant, from a rural city in Texas, named Hooks, (population is between 5,000 & 10,000) dressed in western attire & 18-gallon cowboy hat spoke & answered questions with heavy and humorous southern slang, he won $250,000 and quit at the $500,000.question. See more »

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Regis Philbin: [after the show's opening credits concluded] Let's play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, right now!
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Great Show
7 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When Chris Tarrant first came on and said the famous line "Lets play who wants to be a millionaire" I and a lot of other people knew this was going to be a great show. . It gives away so much money and is very entertaining and fun to play along with at home. No wonder it was only a year or two before the Americans decided to ask permission to make their own version of the show (like they did with Pop Idol (American Idol). . It is a great show and if u haven't seen or heard about it yet then u obviously don't have a TV. This is a great show and I don't know how many countries make their own version. ITV (British TV Channel) must be rolling in it after creating this masterpiece.


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