Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (I) (1999–2002)

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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: From New York, everybody, good night!
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A great game show,a great host,a great concept.....
20 November 1999 | by (WA,USA) – See all my reviews

....great EVERYTHING!! Regis Philbin does a simply fantastic job as the host of this outstanding game show series. The set is perfect,even the music is stirring and dramatic. I wish ABC would keep this show on as a regular series--they would make a killing in the Nielsens. Don't bother with other networks trying to copy Millionaire's success....this is the one and only one to watch. Period. That is my final answer......



(As of 11/20/1999) 4 out of 4 stars


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