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Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story (2000)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music  |  28 June 2000 (USA)
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The story of the Pre-Fab Four and their fight to be taken seriously as musicians.

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Van Foreman
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Phyllis Nesmith
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Carla (as Sarah LaFleur)
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Auditioner #1
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Beatnik Friend (as Balasz Kooks)
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Auditioner #2 (as Jeff Smith)
Joe Matheson ...
Drunk Businessman
Charlotte Leonard ...
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Storyline

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 <kchishol@rogers.com>

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They achieved worldwide fame but, what they wanted... was respect.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for drug content | See all certifications »
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28 June 2000 (USA)  »

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Botcsinálta zenekar: A Monkees története  »

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Trivia

At one point, character Davy Jones says to one of the other Monkees who has just woken him up suddenly, "Hey, man, are you trying to give me a heart attack?" Davy Jones actually died of a heart attack in 2012 at age 66. See more »

Goofs

The scene showing the aircraft landing in Hawaii features a Boeing 747 "Jumbo Jet". These did not enter service until 1970, years after the Monkees' first Hawaii concert. See more »

Quotes

Micky Dolenz: Guys, it's not like it's personal, I mean dozens of pilots go unsold every year.
Davy Jones: Well, after this I'm done.
Peter Tork: Are you going back to England?
Davy Jones: Yeah, why not? Being a jockey is what I really wanted to be
Mike Nesmith: Well, you're definately the right size for it.
Davy Jones: For your information, I'm rather tall for horse racing.
Peter Tork: The horses are shorter in England.
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Connections

References The Monkees: Here Come the Monkees (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

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
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Just cute!
31 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

Okay, I must confess that this movie is more like a fanfiction than a real biography, but it based on "Hey Hey We're The Monkees", by Harold Bronson and the same named Interview Special. The guys who played the Monkees did a very good job (and it was a hard one!) and so did the people who produced the film, although they didn't have much time or money to do the movie. Sure the wigs DO look ridiculous and sure there ARE lots of mistakes in the film, but the feeling of the sixties shines through it. L.B. Fisher was excellent as Peter Tork, Jeff Geddis portrayed Mike Nesmith very good (especially the rage of fury!), George Stanchev must have practiced Davy's dancing very hard and sometimes I thought Aaron Lohr WAS Micky Dolenz. And by the way: These guys are just cute and absolute adorable!


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