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Game Changers (2018)

Alex Trebek hosts a documentary about television game shows featuring interviews with a number of game show hosts and producers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Trebek ... Himself - Host / Narrator
J.D. Roth ... Himself - Executive Producer, The Biggest Loser (as JD Roth)
Ken Jennings ... Himself - Jeopardy! Champion
Gary Dawson Gary Dawson ... Himself - Executive Producer, Family Feud
Mark Andrejevic Mark Andrejevic ... (credit only)
Alan Thicke ... Himself - Actor, Musician & Game Show Producer
Jim Brannon Jim Brannon ... Himself - Historian
Fred Wostbrock Fred Wostbrock ... Himself - Hollywood Agent & Co-Author, Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows
Marc Summers ... Himself - Host, Double Dare
Harry Friedman Harry Friedman ... Himself - Executive Producer, Jeopardy! & Wheel of Fortune
Philip Gurin Philip Gurin ... Himself - Executive Producer, Weakest Link (as Phil Gurin)
Terry O'Reilly Terry O'Reilly ... Himself - Broadcaster & Marketing Strategist
Ron Greenberg Ron Greenberg ... Himself - Executive Producer, The Joker's Wild (as Ronnie Greenberg)
Tom Kennedy Tom Kennedy ... Himself - Host, Name That Tune
Scott A. Stone Scott A. Stone ... Himself - Executive Producer, Shop 'Til You Drop (as Scott Stone)
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Alex Trebek hosts a documentary about television game shows featuring interviews with a number of game show hosts and producers.

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29 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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$3,142, 1 July 2018
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Goofs

The show uses New York baseball as a backdrop to introduce the first televised game show in 1941. Alex Trebek describes fans in Yankee Stadium on a sweltering hot day watching Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak unfold. However, the video footage shows Washington Senators pitcher Red Anderson giving up the hit to DiMaggio that broke the record previously established by George Sisler. However, the narrative is incorrect - the game being shown did not take place in Yankee Stadium, but in Griffith Stadium in Washington DC on June 29, 1941. The TV show in question ("Truth or Consequences") was broadcast two days later on July 1, 1941. The Yankees were at home then but were playing the Boston Red Sox. See more »

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Features The New Tic Tac Dough (1978) See more »

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Not sure why the rating is so low. This was pretty darn good.
6 January 2019 | by bigfatmouth-23883See all my reviews

The film covered a wide range of shows, a few of which I had never even heard of. However, being a kid of the 70s, some of the footage from that time was great to see.

Could they, perhaps, have gone more in depth? I guess, but then the film would've been three hours long. I think they used the time wisely, as I was never bored.

Great job!


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