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

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  4 April 2005 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 356 users  
Reviews: 19 user

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


(as Neil Fearnley)


0Check in
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An insider's look at the unfunny side of comedic success on network television.

Director: Jason Ensler
Stars: Melanie Paxson, Bret Anthony, Jud Tylor
Only You (1994)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Destiny. Faith (Marisa Tomei) believes that two soul-mates can be united if they find each other. From the Ouija board, she has found the name of her missing half, and it is D-A-M-O-N ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Bonnie Hunt
Documentary | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Stars: Kenny Baker, Jeremy Bulloch, Michael Carter
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality television show.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Stars: Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Four naive young men journey to California in hopes of finding the truth about the infamous Rod Belding of "Saved By The Bell" fame.

Directors: Matt Hamilton, Scott Hamilton
Stars: Drew Bernard, Zac Best, Alexandra Blatchford
The Winner (TV Series 2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A successful guy looks back to the time he spent living with his parents when he was in his thirties.

Stars: Rob Corddry, Erinn Hayes, Keir Gilchrist
The Hotwives of Las Vegas (TV Series 2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Set in a city where dreams and fortunes are made every day, along with hundreds of new cases of herpes. Meet a fresh batch of real Hotwives loving and clawing their way through the town ... See full summary »

Stars: Erinn Hayes, Tymberlee Hill, Angela Kinsey
Short | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

On the eve of their biggest score two jewelry thieves reach a breaking point in their friendship, when one reveals that he is quitting his life of crime to focus on his new family. What ... See full summary »

Director: Mike George
Stars: Brendan Fletcher, Pascale Hutton, Seth Isaac Johnson
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The story of the popular situation comedy and its ill fated child stars.

Director: Robert Iscove
Stars: Bruce A. Young, Lorena Gale, Bobb'e J. Thompson
Action | Comedy

Plot details are unknown at this time.

Stars: Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes, Will Sasso
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Francine McDougall
Stars: Christina Chambers, Tricia Helfer, Lauren Stamile
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Fern Champion, Dave Coulier, Jeff Franklin


Credited cast:
Valerie Velardi
Harvey Severson
Lila Milford
Alan Davis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay Thomas
Peter Bryant ...
Lisa Calder ...
Pretty Fan
Robert Clarke ...
Conrad Janis


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Drama






Release Date:

4 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A História não Autorizada de Mork e Mindy  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Recurring characters such as Exidor (Robert Donner), Mr. Bickley (Tom Poston) Nelson Flavor (Jim Staahl), Glenda Faye Comstock (Crissy Wilzak Comstock), Miles Sternhagen (Foster Brooks) and Cathy McConnell (Shelley Fabares) are completely omitted. See more »


In a scene depicting the first table read for the second season two part premiere episode "Mork in Wonderland," Gina Hecht and Jay Thomas are seen sitting down to read the script with the rest of the cast, but their characters of Jean and Remo DaVinci weren't introduced until the third episode of season two, "Stark Raving Mork." See more »


John Byner: [just before storming off set] I can't do this. This is a career killer.
See more »


References M*A*S*H (1972) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

4 April 2005 | by (Marietta, GA, USA) – See all my reviews

I don't now know where this kid came from who played Robin Williams but he was channeling. It was astounding at times. The writing was as good as it could get for someone trying to capture Robin's crazy improv in a script. And I gotta tell you, it made me cry. I really felt empathy with Robin and Valerie. When Robin walked away from his crippling vice and into the best years of his marriage and fatherhood and a mostly sparkling movie career, I was moved to tears.

Sometimes, these insider TV movies can be terribly cheesy. This one benefited greatly by the lead performance and Daniel Roebuck's loving turn as Garry Marshall. These people are heroes of mine and I came out of this movie with even more admiration for them than ever before.

11 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
From the writer alan081
Intriguing DreamStarr77
song they used on the preview? fallingdogs
song at the end of movie almyster1
john belushi? elijahisonfiyah
Sounds Good! DatabaseIMDB

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: