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Contestants, selected by calling a phone number, are chosen based on their ability to arrange 4 answers to a question in the correct order the fastest. They then have to answer 15 multiple-choice questions correctly to win increasing amounts of money, the largest of which is $1,000,000. They can choose to use three "lifelines": 50/50: two incorrect answers are eliminated; Ask the audience: the studio audience votes on the correct answer; and phone a friend: they can call one of 5 pre-arranged friends who can help with the answer. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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A contestant, from a rural city in Texas named Hooks, (population is between 5,000-10,000) dressed in western attire and 18-gallon cowboy hat, spoke and answered questions with heavy and humorous southern slang, he won $250,000 and quit at the $500,000 question. See more »

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Regis Philbin: From New York, everybody, good night!
[as that evening's program concluded]
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So who wants to be a real millionaire?
30 November 2000 | by (Lansing, Michigan, USA) – See all my reviews

If you want to be a millionaire, why not join this game show. It is fun and interesting to play and explore the given questions to earn a certain amount of money. If you win a million dollars, congratulations; you can spend all that cash with many valuable items. If you lose, too bad, but keep trying. Make your final answers very clear. Regis Philbin should be the best game show host in the nation. I'll make that my final answer.


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