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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 

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 ... See full summary »
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Regis Philbin ...  Himself - Host 23 episodes, 1999-2009
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Storyline

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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USA

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English

Release Date:

16 August 1999 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Regis Philbin: From New York, everybody, good night!
[as that evening's program concluded]
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Crazy Credits

The show originally aired on ABC. When an episode ended on there, Regis would typically make a remark about what show was going to be on there next (for example, Dharma and Greg) right before the credits ended. Strangely, these are NOT edited out in Game Show Network airings! See more »

Connections

Referenced in Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 517 (2002) See more »

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A great game show,a great host,a great concept.....
20 November 1999 | by BTM-2See 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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