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Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Stanchev ...
Davy Jones
L.B. Fisher ...
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Micky Dolenz
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Van Foreman
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Harris Green
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Phyllis Nesmith
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Derek
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Carla (as Sarah LaFleur)
Toby Proctor ...
Auditioner #1
Balázs Koós ...
Beatnik Friend (as Balasz Kooks)
Jeffrey R. Smith ...
Auditioner #2 (as Jeff Smith)
Joe Matheson ...
Drunk Businessman
Charlotte Leonard ...
Young Girlfriend #1
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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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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

"All of Your Toys," though recorded during the Headquarters sessions, was never originally released on the Headquarters album. See more »

Quotes

Davy Jones: You know blokes, I don't think we're wanted here.
Mike Nesmith: You know, this sounds like every party I've ever been invited to. People always wanted me to leave.
Micky Dolenz: Ohoh, and miss all your warmth and charm?
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Connections

References Ally McBeal (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

All Of Your Toys
Written by Bill Martin
Published by Sixteen Stars Music and Dreamworks Music Publishing, LLC
Performed by The Monkees
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
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I loved it!!!
30 June 2000 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

I thought "Daydream Believers" was the best movie. I mean I thought the actors looked like and acted like the real Monkees. Jeff Geddis( Mike) acted and sounded like the real Mike Nesmith. George Stanchev (Davy)did a good job with the English accent and was great on the movie. Aaron Lohr(Micky) totally acted like Mickey. He acted crazy just like Micky. I thought L. B. Fisher(Peter) did an awesome job on Peter. He was my favorite and he is soooo cute. (Like his smile) But anyway I loved the movie and the actors and I thought it was a GREAT movie.


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