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Head (1968)

G  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Fantasy  |  20 November 1968 (USA)
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The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Tork ...
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Davy (as David Jones)
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The Big Victor
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Minnie
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Lord High 'n Low
Logan Ramsey ...
Off. Faye Lapid
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Swami
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I. Vitteloni
Charles Macaulay ...
Inspector Shrink
T.C. Jones ...
Mr. and Mrs. Ace
Charles Irving ...
Mayor Feedback
William Bagdad ...
Black Sheik
Percy Helton ...
Heraldic Messenger
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Storyline

Running in from seemingly nowhere, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith & Peter Tork - better known collectively as The Monkees - disrupt a bridge opening ceremony. From where and why did they come to disrupt the proceedings? They were filming a series of vignettes in several different genres, including a wild west sequence, a desert war sequence, a Confederate war sequence, and a science fiction sequence. They disagree with much of what is happening around them, and try to figure out how to escape the oppression they feel - symbolized by a big black box in which they are seemingly imprisoned - by the forces around. That oppression is often shown in the form of "The Big Victor Mature". Written by Huggo

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What is HEAD all about? Only John Brockman's shrink knows for sure!


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$750,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Lee Kolima plays the security guard. Lee was also in 2 episodes of The Monkees (1966) ("The Spy Who Came In From The Cool" and "Devil And Peter Tork"). See more »

Goofs

When the "first" Monkee gets sucked into the vacuum, another is Monkee plainly seen on the "inside" of the vacuum cleaner ahead of him. When the "second" one falls in, there's only one other Monkee. See more »

Quotes

Mike: [ordering at the studio commissary] I'll have a finger sandwich, hold the mold.
Davy Jones: And, uh, I'd like a glass of cold gravy with a hair in it, please.
Mrs Ace: [sarcastically] One of your own?
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Crazy Credits

These names were seen in reverse during the end credits: Srebmahc Yrret Oreh Snrub Ekim Gnihton Drapehs Rehtse Rehtom Iksotsleh Enitsirk Dneirf Lrig Namffoh Nhoj Dneifxes Eht Revaew Adnil Yraterces Revel Yelnah Mij Sidorf See more »

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Referenced in Across the Universe (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

As We Go Along
Written by Carole King & Toni Stern
Performed by The Monkees (uncredited)
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Why isn't this more well known?
4 July 2000 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

I can't believe this isn't a huge cult hit. Perhaps people in 1968, thinking of the Monkees as a silly factory-made pop band rip-off of the Beatles, refused to see it. That cynicism probably covered it from sight ever since. Don't make this mistake. _Head_ is an amazing film that most open minded people will appreciate. It is very funny and very intelligent (and very trippy).


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