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Press Your Luck 

A game show where contestents answer trivia questions and then have to gamble their winnings on a randomly flashing game board.
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1986   1985   1984   1983  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Peter Tomarken Peter Tomarken ...  Self - Host 760 episodes, 1983-1986
Rod Roddy Rod Roddy ...  Self - Announcer 733 episodes, 1983-1986
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Storyline

Three contestants one a returning champion competed in this game of strategy. The game consisted of two rounds, each with two parts. In the first part of each round, host Tomarken read a toss-up question; the first to signal is given a chance to answer. That response, plus two other possible answers are then listed, with the other two contestant then given a chance to choose from the three listed answers. A correct answer earned the first contestant three spins and his/her opponents one spin each. Four such questions were played; the players used the spins to accumulate cash and prizes on an 18-space board. One contestant at a time is in control of the board; he/she stopped a randomly-flashing cursor by pressing his signal device (and usually the scream "STOP!"). The contestant wins whatever appears in the lit space a cash amount, a prize, perhaps an extra spin or other action space ... or it could be a Whammy, which caused the contestant to lose all he/she had accumulated in that ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Today, these 3 players are after high stakes! But they'll have to avoid the whammy, as they play the most exciting game of their lives! From Television City in Hollywood, it's time to Press Your Luck!

Genres:

Family | Game-Show

Certificate:

TV-G
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS, Carruthers Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(737 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In both rounds, everytime a player landed on a prize, a new prize was put on the board in its place, after it was announced only after it had been claimed. See more »

Quotes

[Someone has won with $0, as the other two players both got four Whammies and were eliminated]
Peter Tomarken: Now is the time when Rod Roddy tells you everything you've won! Rod?
Rod Roddy: Yes, Peter?
Peter Tomarken: What'd she win?
Rod Roddy: Bupkis!
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Alternate Versions

A complete and unedited version of the Michael Larson episode was screened in the TV special "Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ryan Reynolds/Lady Gaga (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Main Theme
(1983-1986)
by Lee Ringuette for Score Productions
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User Reviews

love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
23 February 2002 | by rescue-1See all my reviews

Press your luck is so great to watch I love it when the contestants spin the big board it keeps me on the edge of my seat, and the whammies are very funny. I read gameshow network is planning to make a new press your luck I can't wait to see it!


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