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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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Complete credited cast:
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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13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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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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Christmas Time Is Here
[From A Charliebrown Christmas]
Written by Lee Mendelson (uncredited) and Vince Guaraldi (uncredited)
Performed by Mel Tormé (as Mel Torme)
Courtesy of Telarc, A division of Concord Music
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Light-Hearted, Well Made Documentary
31 August 2018 | by VonCouchSee all my reviews

I didn't see a review for this film so I thought I'd leave one. It's an interesting story with a likable subject. The editing is very crisp, which is one of the most important things for a documentary. Some of the interviews have some slight audio issues and the music can be a little generic, but the illustrations and art style are well done. Overall, a fun watch.


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