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

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama  -  4 April 2005 (USA)
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An inside look at the ABC sitcom which turned Robin Williams into a star in 1978.

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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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The character of Harvey Severson is based on series director Howard Storm. See more »

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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 »

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John Byner: [just before storming off set] I can't do this. This is a career killer.
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References Mork & Mindy: Mork in Wonderland: Part 1 (1979) See more »

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4 April 2005 | by (Vancouver, BC, Canada) – See all my reviews

GREAT, Chris Diamantopoulos has got to be the best Robim Williams that I have every seen.. He acts it up, perfectly. This was like watching Robim Williams as he really was and is.. It almost made me cry watching him.

I had no idea that Robin was as close a friend to John Belushi as he was. The portrayal of this relationship was very good and could almost stand on it's own merits.. Very sad, what both of them went through.

I really felt for both Val and Robin during his rough times. I am glad that they ended it in a high note!

I hope Robin puts a $100 bill in this guy's hat !!

And it was great that it was filmed in Vancouver!


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