Dave Fought, from Toledo, Ohio, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on January 13th, 2000. He walked away with $32,000, after incorrectly answering his $64,000 question.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these South American cities in geographical order, starting with the northernmost.
• A: Montevideo • B: Georgetown
• C: Rio de Janeiro • D: Lima
Of the remaining 9 contestants, only two got that one right, but Dave was the fastest with 5.63 seconds. Correct order: B-D-C-A

Dave's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
In a public service campaign that began in the '80s, to what were children told to "Just Say No"?
• A: Television • B: Drugs
• C: Calories • D: Duran Duran

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What punctuation mark is also part of the human body?
• A: Comma • B: Exclamation Point
• C: Colon • D: Double Quote

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali claimed he could "float like a" what?
• A: Swan • B: Raft
• C: Ping-pong ball • D: Butterfly

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In the 1960s, it was fashionable to put what coin in the front of your loafers?
• A: Penny • B: Nickel
• C: Dime • D: Quarter

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
The Grand Ole Opry is located in what state?
• A: Georgia • B: Tennessee
• C: Texas • D: Kentucky

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What weight-loss franchise features Monica Lewinsky as successful member and pitch person?
• A: Weight Watchers • B: Jenny Craig
• C: Lean Cuisine • D: Nurti System
Dave's never seen any of the advertisements, but has heard a lot about them.

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the profession of American patriot Paul Revere?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Tailor • B: Horse trainer
• C: Silversmith • D: Journalist
Ask the Audience Results: A: 7% • B: 7% • C: 72% • D: 14%
Dave did not have a clue, so he decided to Ask the Audience. He then decided to go with them, and won $4,000.

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
How many squares are there on a standard chessboard?
• A: 16 • B: 32
• C: 64 • D: 80

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following U.S. states does not border Texas?
• A: Louisiana • B: Kansas
• C: Oklahoma • D: Arkansas
A break was taken after the question. Regis and Dave talked about his time in New York; Regis described it as the perfect movie script, as Dave had fallen flat on his face the first night, and on the second, he was on his way to a million dollars.

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which film explored the life of pianist David Helfgott?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: The Entertainer • B: Immortal Beloved
• C: The Piano • D: Shine
Dave ruled out two of the answers, but hadn't seen any of the movies. He said he had a good idea of what the answer was, but decided to his 50:50, eliminating A and C. Dave's original idea, Shine, was still there, so he decided to go with it and won $32,000.

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which president's image currently appears on the Purple Heart military award?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: George Washington • B: Abraham Lincoln
• C: John F. Kennedy • D: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dave had no idea, so he phoned his best friend Steve, who has known him since he was just 4 years old. Steve answered Roosevelt immediately, but said he was not sure, only 60% certain. Dave decided to go with him, but it was the wrong answer. The correct answer was A: George Washington, and he left with $32,000.


Preceded by
Kevin Connors
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Dave Fought
Succeeded by
Sean Farrelly