CTVA US Drama - "Lottery$" (1983-84) starring Ben Murphy and Marshall Colt

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Ben Murphy Series:-
"Alias Smith & Jones"(1971-73) Griff (1973-74)  -  "Gemini Man"(1976)   -  "Lottery$"(1983-84)
Lottery$ (1983-84)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Sacha Wicki
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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LOTTERY$
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Rosner Television / Orion Television
for
ABC (Fridays 9:00 pm EST)
Created by Rick Rosner
Executive Producer Rick Rosner
Supervising Producer Robert Janes (all eps, except pilot)
Co-Producer David Engelbach (early eps)
Co-producer Bruce Shelly (mid eps)
Producer Liam O'Brien (later eps)
Co-Producer Bob Birnbaum (later eps)
Executive Story Editors Duane Poole and Tom Swale
Developed by David Engelbach

US comedy/drama series 1983-84 90min pilot + 16 episodes x 60 min color
release date 9Sep83
starring
Ben Murphy as Patrick Sean Flaherty
Marshall Colt as Eric Rush

Original music by Ken Heller  
 
Premise:
Each week Patrick Sean Flaherty tracks down the different lucky winners
of the Intersweep lottery. Eric Rush of the IRS tags along to make sure
that Uncle Sam gets his share. The stories center around the ordinary
people who have all of a sudden become millionaires and how it changes their life.

Each week, several guest stars become instant millionaires (in two or
three different stories) when their lottery tickets, if they haven't
lost them, bring them fame, fortune and sometimes trouble. Ben Murphy's
character worked for Ireland's Intersweep Lottery and it was his job to
find the winner and give him or her an envelope containing $5,000 in
cash and a check worth millions. Marshal Colt's character was the IRS
man along to make sure everything added up.

"Lottery" theme song "Turn of the Cards"
Music & Lyrics by James P. Dunne and J. Elizabeth Bradley -
Sung by Alan Graham

"Used to think my life was just a space in time,
Lady luck had turned her head and past me by.
Then, without warning I got another dance,
Fortune sent me to your door,
You brought a second chance.

Just a turn of the cards, just a roll of the dice,
I opened my eyes and I'm dancing in time.
Who could have believed that the world would be mine.

Just a turn of the cards, just a roll of the dice,
I opened my eyes and I'm dancing in time.
Who could have believed that the world would be mine.
"

19 production numbers were allocated 648-101 to 648-119
prod. nos. 648-104, 108, 110, 114 were either not used or are missing.

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ABC Fridays 9:00 pm Eastern

[01] Lottery$: BEING A WINNER (90 min. pilot)
9Sep83
Produced by Robert Lovenheim (pilot only)
Written by David Engelbach
Directed by Lee Philips
music by Mark Snow
film edited by Diane Adler
director of photography Matthew F. Leonetti
guest stars
Reni Santoni
Ken Swofford
Brant Von Hoffman
Zane Buzby
Ilene Graff
Allen Goorwitz

[02] Lottery$: LOS ANGELES: BIGGER VOLUME
16Sep83
Co-producer David Engelbach
Written by Peggy Goldmanch
Directed by Barry Crane
music by Mark Snow
film editor: Mark Horowitz
director of photography: Thomas Neuwirth.
guest star
Brendon Boone
et al
with
Dan Roth .... Fireman

[03] Lottery$: DENVER: FOLLOWING THROUGH
prod. no. 648-103
23Sep83
Supervising Producer Robert Janes
associate producer Mick McAfee
Executive Story Consultant Bruce Shelly
Executive Story Editors Duane Poole & Tom Swale
Developed by David Engelbach
Written by Stephen Kandel
Directed by James Sheldon
music by Mark Snow
director of photography Thomas Neuwirth
guest stars
Joe Colligan
Sal Viscuso
Joe Penny
Susan Harney
Hayden Rorke
Jodie Mann
Zetta Whitlow
Corey Feldman
Dorothy Blackburn
Rene LeVant
Montana Smoyer

[04] Lottery$: DETROIT: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM
prod. no. 648-105
30Sep83
Supervising Producer Robert Janes
Executive Story Editors Duane Poole & Tom Swale
Developed by and Co-Produced by David Engelbach
Teleplay by Rudy Dochtermann
Story by Linda Elstad
Directed by Michael Vejar
music by Ken Heller
director of photography Thomas Neuwirth
guest stars
Barbara Cason
Bruce French
Fay Hauser
Glynn Turman
George Wyner
Lee Delano
Pamela Galloway
William Glover
Kate Murtagh
Eugene Peterson

[05] Lottery$: PHEONIX: BLOOD BROTHERS
prod. no. 648-106
7Oct83
Supervising Producer Robert Janes
Co-Producer Bruce Shelly
Executive Story Editors Duane Poole & Tom Swale
Developed by David Engelbach
Written by Dave Ketchum & Tony DiMarco
Directed by Lawrence Levy
music by Nan Schwartz
director of photography Thomas Neuwirth
guest stars
John Bennett Perry
Lewis Van Bergen
Deborah Winters
Ivan Bonar
Sid Conrad
Susan French
Bill Quinn
Paula Victor
Tom McFadden
Jerry Supiran
Leigh Kavanaugh
Danny Colby
Norma MacMillan
Teri Ann Linn
Mary Gregory
James Beach

[06] Lottery$: PORTLAND: TREASURE HUNT
prod. no. 648-111
21Oct83
Supervising Producer Robert Janes
Co-producer Bruce Shelly
Executive Story Editors Duane Poole and Tom Swale
Developed by David Engelbach
Written by Rudy Dochtermann
Directed by Don Chaffey
music by Mark Snow
director of photography Thomas Neuwirth
guest stars
???

[07] Lottery$: KANSAS CITY: PROTECTED WINNER
prod. no. 648-113
28Oct83
Supervising Producer Robert Janes
Co-Producer Bruce Shelly
Executive Story Editors Duane Poole & Tom Swale
Developed by David Engelbach
Teleplay by Duane Poole, Tom Swale
Story by Craig Buck, Duane Poole, Tom Swale
Directed by Vince McEveety
director of photography Thomas Neuwirth
guest stars
Robert Pine
Laurie Walters
Katherine Justice
Richard Kuss,
Dennis Howard
Patrick Wayne
Bea Silvern
Brad Savage
Jim Ingersoll
David Kaufman

[08] Lottery$: CHARLESTON: THE SPENDERS
prod. no. 648-109
4Nov83
co-producer Bruce Shelly
teleplay by David Garber, Bruce E. Kalish & Hindi Brooks
story by Bud Freeman, David Garber & Bruce E. Kalish
directed by Barbara Peters
director of photography Thomas Neuwirth
guest star
Frances Bay
et al

[09] Lottery$: NEW YORK: WINNING CAN BE MURDER
prod. no. 648-107
18Nov83
co-producer Bruce Shelly
written by S. A. Long, Duane Poole & Tom Swale
directed by Virgil W. Vogel
music by Ken Heller
director of photography Thomas Neuwirth
guest star
Scott Paulin
et al

[10] Lottery$: HOUSTON: DUFFY'S CHOICE
prod. no. 648-112
25Nov83
Supervising Producer Robert Janes
Co-Producer Bruce Shelly
Executive Story Editors Duane Poole & Tom Swale
Developed by David Engelbach
Teleplay by Don Balluck
Story by J. J. Farber
Directed by James Sheldon
music by Leland Bond
director of photography Thomas Neuwirth
guest stars
David Packer
Jonna Lee
Bert Kramer
Corinne Michaels
Randy Brooks
Kelbe Nugent
Phillip Baker Hall
Edward Call
Dolores Mann
Larry Gilman
Ed Morgan
Anthony Trujillo
Patrick Brady
Christina Cocek
Suzi Horne
John Martin
Stan Foster

[11] Lottery$: BOSTON: FALSE ILLUSION
prod. no. 648-102
2Dec83 or 9Dec83
associate producer Mick McAfee
Written by Ronnie Wenker-Konner
Directed by Don Weis
music by Ken Heller
director of photography Thomas Neuwirth
guest stars
William Windom ...... Arthur
Jacqueline Scott ...... Molly
Frank M. Benard ..... Robert
Kim Richards .... Valerie

[12] Lottery$: CHICAGO: ANOTHER CHANCE
prod. no. 648-101
1Mar84
Supervising Producer Robert Janes
Co-Producer David Engelbach
Executive Story Editors Duane Poole & Tom Swale
Developed by David Engelbach
Written by Duane Poole & Tom Swale
Directed by James Sheldon
music by Mark Snow
director of photography Thomas Neuwirth
guest stars
Eddie Barth
Delta Burke
John Cypher
Taylor Lacher
Judy Landers
Maggie Sullivan
Colby Chester
Raphael Sbarge
Stack Pierce

[13] Lottery$: SAN DIEGO: BINGO!
prod. no. 648-118
8Mar84
Supervising Producer Robert Janes
Producer Liam O'Brien
Co-Producer Bob Birnbaum
Executive Story Editors Duane Poole & Tom Swale
Developed by David Engelbach
Written by David Braff
Directed by Georg Fenady
music by Ken Heller
director of photography Thomas Neuwirth
Guest stars
Brooke Bundy
Jim Antonio
Melanie Vincz
Cliff Osmond
Anthony Holland
Lenore Kasdorf
Rosalyn Borden
Marilyn Borden
Mitchell Laurance
Chad Cowgill
Valerie Robinson
Barret Oliver

[14] Lottery$: MIAMI: SHARING
prod. no. 648-117
15Mar84
Supervising Producer Robert Janes
Producer Liam O'Brien
Co-Producer Bob Birnbaum
Executive Story Editors Duane Poole & Tom Swale
Developed by David Engelbach
written by Austin Kalish
directed by Michael Vejar
music by Mark Snow
director of photography Thomas Neuwirth
guest stars
Belinda Montgomery
Kip Niven
William Jordan
Susan Cotton
Tony O'Dell
Michael Pataki
Larry Gelman
Paula Shaw
Eve Smith
Senta Moses
Beverly Sanders
Donna Lynn Leavy

[15] Lottery$: ST. LOUIS: WIN OR LOSE
prod. no. 648-116
22Mar84
Supervising Producer Robert Janes
Producer Liam O'Brien
Co-Producer Bob Birnbaum
Executive Story Editors Duane Poole & Tom Swale
Developed by David Engelbach
Written by Hindi Brooks
Directed by Barry Crane
music by Mark Snow
director of photography Thomas Neuwirth
guest stars
Julie Montgomery
Stephen Furst
Tom Hallick
Barbara Rucker
Michael Prince
Robert Kino
Pat Li
Thomas Bellin
Joseph Della Sorte

[16] Lottery$: HONALULU: 3-2=1
prod. no. 648-119
29Mar84
Supervising Producer Robert Janes
Producer Liam O'Brien
Executive Story Editors Duane Poole & Tom Swale
Developed by David Engelbach
Written by Duane Poole & Tom Swale
Directed by James Sheldon
music by Ken Heller
director of photography Thomas Neuwirth
guest stars
Jamie Lyn Bauer
William Bumiller
Fred McCarren
Karen Landry
Kellye Nakahara
Robert Colbert
Branscombe Richmond
Herb Braha

[17] Lottery$: MINNEAPOLIS: SIX MONTHS DOWN
prod. no. 648-115
14Jun84
co-producer Bruce Shelly
written by Rudy Dochtermann
directed by Peter Crane
music by Mark Snow
director of photography Thomas Neuwirth.
guest star
Brad English
et al

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