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Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much (2017)

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The story of Ted Slauson, a contestant who gamed the rules of The Price Is Right (1972) through extensive analysis and became a sensation on the game show.

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C.J. Wallis
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Theodore Slauson Theodore Slauson ... Himself - Interviewee (as Ted Slauson)
Bob Barker ... Himself - Interviewee
Roger Dobkowitz Roger Dobkowitz ... Himself - Interviewee
Kevin Pollak ... Himself (archive footage)
Drew Carey ... Himself (archive footage)
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Winner of "Best Documentary" at the Orlando FIlm Festival, "Perfect Bid" explores how Slauson became adept at recording and memorizing prices of products featured on the show since its inception in 1972, culminating in him helping a contestant place a perfect bid during a 2008 Showcase, and ending in one of the biggest controversies in game show history as covered by TIME Magazine, Esquire, TMZ and more. Upon seeing a rough cut, Roger Dobkowitz, 5 time Emmy winner and 36-year producer of the show, along with television legend, Bob Barker, both commended Wallis' workmanship, and gave of their time in support of the project by participating in interview sessions and providing invaluable context for the film. "I think this wonderful documentary has a big chance of breaking away from all the other documentaries that come out each year. I am happy someone is recognizing the dedication of our fans," said Dobkowitz. "Ted Slauson is a loyal friend and true. People like that are the reason I ... Written by LFAT

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TV-PG

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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The showcase showdown price that was guessed exactly was $23,743 See more »

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References Rain Man (1988) See more »

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Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
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By Jack Hylton and His Orchestra (as Jack Hylton & His Orchestra)
Recordings used with permission from Jack Hylton Jr & Hylton Estates
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For Fans of Price is Right
19 May 2019 | by buccola13See all my reviews

Extremely enjoyable if you are a fan of 80s / 90s Price is Right. Most people dont realize that the reality is that the Price is Right is for home bodys. Housewives, retirees, and superfans. Long term viewers have seen thousands of episodes, and they will understand and enjoy this documentary, and maybe even remember Theodore. The guy put in the work and conquered the greatest contest in world history.


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