Adam Fine, a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University from Gaithersburg, Maryland, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on November 13, 1999. He walked away with $16,000.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following Canadian cities in order from westernmost to easternmost.
• A: Vancouver • B: Ottawa
• C: Calgary • D: Winnipeg

From the 10 contestants, 4 got it right, but Adam (with a time of 3.35 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer A-C-D-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Adam's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is considered a carbonated beverage?
• A: Hot toddy • B: Milk
• C: Hot Tea • D: 7 UP
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following animals has a shell?
• A: Snail • B: Ferret
• C: Mongoose • D: Flatworm
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
If you are a brunnete, which of the following best describes your hair color?
• A: Blonde • B: Red
• C: Brown • D: Purple
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Among the teenage years, what year is referred to as 'sweet'?
• A: Fourteen • B: Sixteen
• C: Seventeen • D: Eighteen
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following movie stars owns a food company that has donated more than $90 million to charity?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Jack Nicholson • B: Robert Redford
• C: Ben Affleck • D: Paul Newman
Ask the Audience Results: A: 2% • B: 3% • C: 2% • D: 93%
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In the ballad 'Casey at the Bat,' what happens to the baseball hero?
• A: Strikes out • B: Hits a home run
• C: Steals home • D: Fouls out
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Where will the Summer Olympic Games be hel in the year 2000?
• A: Sarajevo • B: Seville
• C: Sydney • D: Salt Lake City
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In her song, what kind of car does singer Janis Joplin ask the Lord to buy her?
• A: Cadillac • B: Porsche
• C: Jaguar • D: Mercedes Benz
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
In the '70s, what New York community's residents discovered their long-term exposure to toxic waste?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Poughkeepsie • B: Love Cannal
• C: Three Mile Island • D: Chinatown
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following actresses did not play Rizzo in the Broadway musical 'Grease'??
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Courteney Cox • B: Lucy Lawless
• C: Rosie O'Donnell • D: Brooke Shields
Adam did not know, so he decided to phone his friend Roger, who would go with Brooke, but was not sure. Therefore, Adam decided to walk away with $16,000. The correct answer was A: Courteney Cox


Preceded by
Mike Feinberg
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Adam Fine
Succeeded by
Rick Grimes