Updated version of the 1973-1977 game show, where female contestants select gift boxes on stage in the hopes of winning cash and prizes.


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Cast overview:
Geoff Edwards ...
 Host (1981-1982)
Emile Autuori ...
 Bonded Security Agent (as Emil Autouri)
Jan Speck ...
 Model (1981-1982)
Johnny Jacobs ...
 Announcer (September 1981-January 1982)
Tony McClay ...
 Announcer (January-September 1982)


In the second syndicated version of "Treasure Hunt," two female contestants were selected from the audience to open a surprise package on stage. One of the boxes was empty; the other contained a pop-up jack-in-the-box. The contestant selecting the latter box got to choose one of 66 surprise boxes on stage, each containing a cash amount and an unknown prize. After host Edwards revealed the cash amount (between $700 to $1,000), he offered the opportunity for the contestant to keep the cash or take whatever was inside the box. Prizes ranged from cars, trips, furs and jewelry, furniture and appliances ... or they could be "klunks" (worthless nonsense prizes). Inside one of the boxes was a check for $20,000 (plus $1,000 for each show it was not claimed up to $50,000). Whatever the contestant's choice, Edwards then led a skit aimed at making the contestant believe she had won a "klunk." Whatever the outcome, that contestant was declared champion and received opportunities to participate ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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14 September 1981 (USA)  »

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Follows Treasure Hunt (1956) See more »

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18 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

I liked the concept which I believe was taken from and older version. I like Geoff Edwards and he was a nice host, I think someone should bring this back and sweeten the prizes $50,000 isn't really nothing anymore as far as games go. I really think this could be a hit if its brought back somehow.

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