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Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels' (2004)

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Trivia

Every outfit worn by Ben Browder, playing Lee Majors in this film, is identical to outfits the real Majors wore in episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) See more »

Goofs

The air dates shown on screen for the first season of Charlie's Angels are all mixed up. A clip of Sabrina racing in Charlie's Angels: Hellride is shown with air date 29 September 1976, while it was shown a week earlier, September 22nd (this date is also shown, but without an actual clip). The next date on screen is October 6, 1975, on which there was no broadcast. This is accompanied by clips recreating scenes from Charlie's Angels: Lady Killer (November 24, 1976) and Charlie's Angels: Night of the Strangler(October 13, 1976). After that this last date is shown accompanied by a non specific scene. See more »

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Vice President ABC Standards and Practices: The issue is nipples.
Aaron Spelling: Nipples?
Vice President ABC Standards and Practices: We're seeing nipples. Noticable, conspicuous nipples. We can't put nipples on our network.
Aaron Spelling: You're referring to the fact that Farrah sometimes doesn't wear a bra?
Vice President ABC Standards and Practices: We counted seven episodes and nineteen instances in which nipples were clearly apparent.
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References Charlie's Angels: Angels in Chains (1976) See more »

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Once there were three little girls......
5 February 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I watched "Behind the Camera" with my husband on a gray cold winter Sunday afternoon here in the UK. It brightened up our day by bringing back a lot of memories. I was in junior high school when "Charlie's Angels" was first broadcast and I remember the Time magazine cover and the zillions of rip off products capitalizing on Farrah's skyrocket ride to fame. The script tells the story of the making of "Charlie's Angels" effectively and blends in dozens of in jokes bound to be appreciated by those who relish 70s TV (I especially enjoyed the Baretta joke). The three ladies playing the Angels all give skillful performances, recreating the charms of Farrah, Kate, and Jackie while portraying the people behind the glitz. The script illustrates Farrah's struggles with finding a balance between her sudden stardom and the demands put on her by her husband the Six Million Dollar Man. The screen Kate Jackson battles for feminism and her career; I don't know how accurate the script is regarding the women's real life problems, but the film gives an idea of the issues of the time, the pressures of show business, and the meaning of the show for millions of viewers. The role of Jacyln Smith is the thinnest, as the movie shows her mildly troubled by how her character will appear to Smith's family and young girls. Christina Chambers (Maria of "Sunset Beach") fleshes out the role well and she looks particularly lovely. It was a stroke of genius to cast Dan Castellaneta as Aaron Spelling: his performance is supremely enjoyable. The set designers did an excellent job of recreating 70s interiors: I could have sworn I was looking back in time to my parents' living room. I am surprised that with all references to the Angels' hair and the scenes of blonds with identical flicks (some of them trick or treaters) there was no discussion of Farrah's do.

I could not stand "Charlie's Angels" when it was on the air but the film enchanted me by revealing the backstage gossip and recreating a time that now ironically looks mildly innocent compared to today and today's TV. All in all, "Behind the Camera" is an hugely entertaining tribute to an era as well as a TV show .


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