In 1966, producers Bert Schneider and Bob Rafaelson come up with the idea of creating a TV show that would feature the American answer to the Beatles, The Monkees. Eventually, four young men are chosen for the roles, Mickey Dolenz the former child TV star, the stage actor Davey Jones and the musicians, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork. With the aid of a successful music producer and able TV promotion, the Monkees become a sensation. However, that success is tainted, to the chagrin of the band, as they find themselves labeled as talentless phonies. This film covers the band's frustrating struggle to prove their detractors wrong as they struggle to earn some artist legitimacy. Whether it's by learning to excel as a band or experimenting with wild ideas for their show and film, Head, nothing seems to work. Meanwhile the band have their internal tensions as various members struggle to decide what is really important to them, simple material success, or having real artistic respect for their ... Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
They achieved worldwide fame but, what they wanted... was respect.
Did You Know?
One scene shows a person using Liquid Paper to correct sheet music. Liquid Paper was invented by Michael Nesmith
's mother. See more
had shorter hair in the second season and in the movie Head
. Nor did he wear his hair long before becoming a Monkee. See more
Guys, it's not like it's personal, I mean dozens of pilots go unsold every year.
Well, after this I'm done.
Are you going back to England?
Yeah, why not? Being a jockey is what I really wanted to be
Well, you're definately the right size for it.
For your information, I'm rather tall for horse racing.
The horses are shorter in England.
I Wanna Be Free
Written by Bobby Hart
and Tommy Boyce
Published by Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc.
Performed by The Monkees
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company See more