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Film / Live! (2007)

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A 2007 Mockumentary written and directed by Bill Guttentag that has an ambitious TV executive (Eva Mendes) trying to produce the most daring reality show ever, as the show has contestants playing Russian Roulette.

The movie also stars David Krumholtz, Rob Brown, Katie Cassidy, Jay Hernandez, Eric Lively, Monet Mazur, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, among others.

It was released on April 28, 2007.

Tropes for the film:

  • Immoral Reality Show: The plot centers around a TV producer whose American Idol inspired show is based on six contestants playing a game of Russian Roulette, with the five survivors netting five million each. In the real world, that's incredibly illegal, but the movie circumvents that small detail by explaining that participants aren't 100% sure they'll die, so they aren't technically broadcasting a suicide. Sure.
  • One-Word Title: Live.
  • Russian Roulette: The movie parodies Reality TV by having an American TV executive use this as part of the ultimate ratings winning game show where ordinary people literally gamble their lives for a huge cash prize.