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Das Millionenspiel (1970)

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 »


Tom Toelle


Wolfgang Menge (screenplay), Robert Sheckley (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jörg Pleva Jörg Pleva ... Bernhard Lotz
Suzanne Roquette Suzanne Roquette ... Claudia von Hohenheim (as Susanne Roquette)
Dieter Thomas Heck ... Thilo Uhlenhorst
Theo Fink Theo Fink ... Hänsel, Mitglied der 'Köhlerbande'
Dieter Hallervorden ... Köhler, Chef der 'Köhlerbande'
Josef Fröhlich Josef Fröhlich ... Witte, Mitglied der 'Köhlerbande'
Annemarie Schradiek Annemarie Schradiek ... Mutter Lotz
Elisabeth Wiedemann Elisabeth Wiedemann ... Frau Steinfurth
Andrea Grosske Andrea Grosske ... Frau Grote
Friedrich Schütter Friedrich Schütter ... Moulian, Chef von TETV
Peter Schulze-Rohr Peter Schulze-Rohr ... Ziegler
Joachim Richert Joachim Richert ... Hotelkellner
Arnim Basche Arnim Basche ... Erster Außenreporter TETV
Heribert Faßbender Heribert Faßbender ... Zweiter Außenreporter TETV (as Heribert Fassbender)
Ralf Gregan Ralf Gregan ... Sanitäter


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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Release Date:

18 October 1970 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Le jeu des millions See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Wolfgang Menge's script is based on a story from Robert Sheckley. See more »


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


(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay
Prtformed by Otis Redding
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copyright difficulties
5 August 2002 | by zensmanSee 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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