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Head (1968)

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The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.

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Bob Rafelson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Tork ... Peter
Davy Jones ... Davy (as David Jones)
Micky Dolenz ... Micky
Michael Nesmith ... Mike
Victor Mature ... The Big Victor
Annette Funicello ... Minnie
Timothy Carey ... Lord High 'n Low
Logan Ramsey ... Off. Faye Lapid
Abraham Sofaer ... Swami
Vito Scotti ... I. Vitteloni
Charles Macaulay Charles Macaulay ... Inspector Shrink
T.C. Jones T.C. Jones ... Mr. and Mrs. Ace
Charles Irving Charles Irving ... Mayor Feedback
William Bagdad ... Black Sheik
Percy Helton ... Heraldic Messenger
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Storyline

Running in from seemingly nowhere, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith & Peter Tork - better known collectively as The Monkees - disrupt a bridge opening ceremony. From where and why did they come to disrupt the proceedings? They were filming a series of vignettes in several different genres, including a wild west sequence, a desert war sequence, a Confederate war sequence, and a science fiction sequence. They disagree with much of what is happening around them, and try to figure out how to escape the oppression they feel - symbolized by a big black box in which they are seemingly imprisoned - by the forces around. That oppression is often shown in the form of "The Big Victor Mature". Written by Huggo

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What is HEAD all about? Only John Brockman's shrink knows for sure!


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G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

20 November 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Changes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Raybert Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Victor Mature agreed to appear in the movie after reading the script, admitting none of it made sense to him: "All I know is it makes me laugh." His character, "The Big Victor", is presumed to be a comic jab at RCA Victor, which were the distributors for The Monkees' records, and whose parent company also owned NBC, which aired their television series. See more »

Goofs

When Micky, Davy, and Mike are cornered by the man in the cloak, close-ups of Mike flipped - the part in his hair is backwards. See more »

Quotes

Mike: All right, need a volunteer, we're out of ammo.
Peter: I'll go.
Mike: See that you do.
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Crazy Credits

The movie ends with a still shot of a stylized, apparently vintage Columbia Pictures logo. The "film" then: 1) skips a few frames, 2) gets tangled up in the projector mechanism, 3) catches fire and burns/melts, and 4) the film on which all of this has been filmed breaks as the soundtrack continues. As the music ends, the laugh of the woman kissing the Monkees in the first scene is heard again. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the film was previewed in August 1968, its original cut ran about 110 mins. It was trimmed down to 86 mins. for the premiere. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Kunstlerleben (Artist's Life), Op.316
(1867) (uncredited)
Written by Johann Strauss
Briefly in the score after the mutant grasshopper is shown
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Not confused
22 February 2006 | by b52beastSee all my reviews

I guess I'll have to disagree with every other post here (at least the ones I read). I thought the film made perfect sense.

It seems to me to be an attempt for the Mickey, Mike, Peter and Davy to convey their desire to burst out of the bubble of Hollywood irrelevance the extremely talented guys had been forced into during a time when the entire world seemed to be changing and while they were being forced to not participate. The only people they could trust were each other and only together could they overcome the extreme pressures placed on them to submit. Alone they would lose their way and mistrust their own judgment and instincts.


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