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It's 1970's Hollywood and a future movie star was on the horizon and looking for his big break. His name is Robin Williams and he's an up and coming comic on the Los Angeles comedy circuit. While on the other end of town, producer Garry Marshall and partner Harvey Severson have developed a new show called Mork & Mindy, that's a spinoff to their previous hit show "Happy Days". It's in their meeting with Williams that they have found the ideal actor to play Mork. But as the show slowly turns into a hit, the story of what happened behind the camera unfolds as a young comic is suddenly handed everything he ever wanted very quickly, which affected his personal life as well as those in it. Set against the backdrop of Mork & Mindy, this is a story about a show's rise to number one, it's struggles on the production, and the rising star of Robin Williams. Written by
In the scene at the club, where an NBC talent exec is there to see Jay Leno but finds Robin Williams instead, a quick shot is shown of someone 'playing' Jay Leno in his younger days. The actor is actually the winner of a "Jay Leno Look-alike" contest run in 2004 on The Tonight Show. See more »
The show takes place in the late-'70s and early-'80s, but Robin throws a series 1996 $100 bill in the hat of the panhandler doing an imitation of him. See more »
[just before storming off set]
I can't do this. This is a career killer.
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Diamontopolous and Roebuck had the voices and mannerisms of their characters dead on. It was either great casting or great performances.
The rest of the show was pretty average for behind-the-scenes-of-a-TV-show kind of stuff. But it wasn't camped up like a couple of them have been. Ironically, they made references to Gilligans' Island within the show, but this movie felt a lot like that behind the scenes movie.
Surprisingly, it was interesting most of the time. There was a decent mixture of things commonly recognized and a few things not known so readily.
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