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Release Date:
16 August 1999 (USA) See more »
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... See more »
20 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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Regis Philbin ... Himself - Host (22 episodes, 1999-2009)

Series Directed by
Mark Gentile (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
Matthew Cohen (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Writing credits
Jeff Bumgarner (11 episodes, 2009)
Ben Gruber (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
Allison Silverman (4 episodes, 1999)
Jack Helmuth (2 episodes, 1999)

Series Produced by
Leslie Fuller .... producer (17 episodes, 2000-2001)
Steve Melcher .... segment producer (17 episodes, 2000-2001)
Michael Binkow .... supervising producer (15 episodes, 2001)
Chuck LaBella .... talent producer (12 episodes, 2001-2009)
Brent Burnette .... associate producer (8 episodes, 1999-2000)
Michael Davies .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1999-2009)
Paul Smith .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
Terrence McDonnell .... senior producer (2 episodes, 1999-2001)
Vincent Rubino .... producer (2 episodes, 1999-2001)
Tiffany Trigg .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 2000-2009)
Leigh Hampton .... senior producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Ann Miller .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Series Original Music by
Jack D. Elliot (11 episodes, 2009)
Series Film Editing by
Scott Silva (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Mari Keiko Gonzalez (3 episodes, 2001)
Series Production Design by
David Weller (48 episodes, 1999-2009)
Series Art Direction by
David Weller (1 episode, 2001)
Series Makeup Department
Mark Payne .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1999-2002)
Series Production Management
Matt Block .... production manager (4 episodes, 2001)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Cullen .... associate director (39 episodes, 2000-2009)
Series Sound Department
Walter Cranston .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2001)
Series Visual Effects by
Joseph C. Abbenda .... technical director (4 episodes, 2001)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
J.M. Hurley .... video engineer (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Chris Rhodes .... camera operator: electronic camera / technocrane camera operator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Series Editorial Department
Tony Romero .... post-production coordinator (1 episode, 2000)
Series Music Department
John Griffin .... composer: additional music (1 episode, 2001)
Keith Strachan .... composer: theme music (1 episode, 2001)
Matthew Strachan .... composer: theme music (1 episode, 2001)
Al Theurer .... music mixer (1 episode, 2001)
Series Other crew
Katina Corrao .... audience department (18 episodes, 2001)
Rachel A. Gibson .... assistant accountant (16 episodes, 2001)
James Murphy .... teleprompter operator (4 episodes, 1999)
Crew believed to be complete

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USA:60 min
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Did You Know?

John Carpenter, the first million-dollar winner, got all the way to the final question without using any "lifelines." The question was, "Who was the only U.S. President to appear on 'Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in'?" When Regis Philbin asked him the question, John decided to call his father for the "phone-a-friend" lifeline. Instead of asking his father for help, he told him "Um...I don't really need your help. I just wanted to let you know that I'm going to win the million dollars."See more »
Regis Philbin:[when a contestant used 50:50] Computer, please take away two of the wrong answers, leaving one wrong answer and the correct one.See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Great Show, 7 January 2005
Author: mattyboy226 from United Kingdom

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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