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Game Changers (2018)

Exploring the enduring appeal of TV game shows. An insightful look at the phenomenon of TV game shows, memorable contestant moments and the hosts we played along with throughout the years.

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J. Craig Thompson (as Craig Thompson)

Writer:

J. Craig Thompson (as Craig Thompson)
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Alex Trebek ... Self - Host / Narrator
J.D. Roth ... Self - Executive Producer, The Biggest Loser (as JD Roth)
Ken Jennings ... Self - Jeopardy! Champion
Gary Dawson Gary Dawson ... Self - Executive Producer, Family Feud
Mark Andrejevic Mark Andrejevic ... (credit only)
Alan Thicke ... Self - Actor, Musician & Game Show Producer
Jim Brannon Jim Brannon ... Self - Historian
Fred Wostbrock Fred Wostbrock ... Self - Hollywood Agent & Co-Author, Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows
Marc Summers ... Self - Host, Double Dare
Harry Friedman Harry Friedman ... Self - Executive Producer, Jeopardy! & Wheel of Fortune
Philip Gurin Philip Gurin ... Self - Executive Producer, Weakest Link (as Phil Gurin)
Terry O'Reilly Terry O'Reilly ... Self - Broadcaster & Marketing Strategist
Ron Greenberg Ron Greenberg ... Self - Executive Producer, The Joker's Wild (as Ronnie Greenberg)
Tom Kennedy Tom Kennedy ... Self - Host, Name That Tune
Scott A. Stone Scott A. Stone ... Self - Executive Producer, Shop 'Til You Drop (as Scott Stone)
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Exploring the enduring appeal of TV game shows. An insightful look at the phenomenon of TV game shows, memorable contestant moments and the hosts we played along with throughout the years.

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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 »

Connections

Features The Dating Game (1965) See more »

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I was surprised
24 November 2017 | by pguzik-73666See all my reviews

This film was better than I expected! Sure, it was a little bit boring, but it told a lot about game shows and interviewed some well-known people, such as Howie Mandell, Vannah White, Pat Sajak, and Alex Trebek. A good film to record and watch. One criticism I have is they do not go that deep into the game shows, and I wish they would show some game show fails


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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,142, 1 July 2018

Gross USA:

$3,142

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,142
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