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Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy (2005)

An inside look at the ABC sitcom which turned Robin Williams into a star in 1978.

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Valerie Velardi
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Harvey Severson
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Lila Milford
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Alan Davis
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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 mystic80

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Comedy | Drama

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4 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A História não Autorizada de Mork e Mindy  »

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Trivia

It's briefly mentioned that they shot a 3-D episode, which was news to most fans. Set in prehistoric times, the last half of Mork & Mindy: Gotta Run: Part 3 (1982), the final episode of the series, was filmed in 3-D, but ABC had already canceled the show, so they only aired it in 2-D. See more »

Goofs

In a scene at the music store of Mindy McConnell's dad, there is a record rack near the front door. In the front right hand corner of the rack is Lionel Richie's 1982 solo debut LP. This album did not come out until late summer/early fall of 1982, the series' last episode aired in May of '82. See more »

Quotes

Ted: Can I call you Garry?
Garry Marshall: It would be the highlight of my day.
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References Welcome Back, Kotter (1975) See more »

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An amazing performance
5 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to agree with the first reviewer, the actor who played Robin Williams was amazing. If I wasn't looking at the screen, I would have sworn it was really him talking. But his performance was more than just an imitation of Robin Williams; he also showed a lot of the same skills that Robin Williams has. Skills like the ability to mimic others and the ability to switch characters practically mid-breath. I can't imagine that many people could capture so much of his character and personality. That performance alone made it a worthwhile watch.

The actors chosen to play other actors were good choices as well, they looked enough like the originals that it was easy to see who they were supposed to be.

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.


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