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The Soldier of Fortune (1991)

This short film is about Steve Burrows' actual appearance and subsequent humiliation on The Wheel of Fortune game show, where he is generally considered to be the worst contestant in the history of the show.

Director:

Stephen Burrows

Writer:

Stephen Burrows
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Burrows ... The Soldier
Paula Hill Paula Hill ... Gossiping Woman
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This short film is about Steve Burrows' actual appearance and subsequent humiliation on The Wheel of Fortune game show, where he is generally considered to be the worst contestant in the history of the show.

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1991 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$75,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

Steve was the first player in Wheel Of Fortune History to buy 5 consecutive vowels and still not solve the puzzle. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chump Change (2000) See more »

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Hysterical short mockumentary that you may never get to see...
19 March 2006 | by jbforeverSee all my reviews

This is truly one of the most original, clever, and genuinely funny documentaries you will ever see. I had the fortune (no pun intended) of seeing it before it was given its cease-and-desist order from Merv Griffin Enterprises. Consequently, it may never be publicly shown again. That's because it focuses on Milwaukee Steve Burrows' exploits on the show - twice. After losing on the first day, he was given a reprieve and a chance to play again after a technical error allowed all three players back. The story is told by Steve, in the setting of an old war veteran, as if his life has suffered the shell-shock similar to many war veterans. He tells his tale with a seriousness as "flashbacks" (actual footage from the shows) provide the visuals. The analogies, metaphors, and general poking-fun of the Wheel of Fortune establishment are all worth the price of admission; but again, you'll probably never get to see it. So, just take my word for it!


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