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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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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 »

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In a scene set in 1982, Pam Dawber is shown to already be in a relationship with Mark Harmon. Dawber and Harmon, who married in 1987, didn't meet until 1985 when Gina Hecht introduced them to each other. See more »

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Ted: Can I call you Garry?
Garry Marshall: It would be the highlight of my day.
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References M*A*S*H (1972) See more »

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Not too shabby!
5 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I caught this on TV last night and actually watched the whole thing. These kinds of flicks (tabloid-like, unauthorized biography, etc.) aren't really my thing, but the guy who played Robin Williams really did a fantastic job! Since I'm already a fan of Mr. Williams' work, I couldn't help but root for the Hero in this story - and the guy playing him was really stretched to play the various levels of Robin's character and characters. Kudos to him for what I'm sure was an exhausting effort! I also really liked the guy who did the almost spot-on impression of Garry Marshall. LOVE the teeth! As for the story

  • it's "unauthorized," so who knows how much TRUTH is in there, but


certainly held my attention for the whole 2 hours. Definitely worth a look!


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