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Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story ()


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The story of the Pre-Fab Four and their fight to be taken seriously as musicians.

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George Stanchev ...
Davy Jones
L.B. Fisher ...
Peter Tork
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Mike Nesmith
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Micky Dolenz
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Van Foreman
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Don Kirshner
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Harris Green
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Phyllis Nesmith
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Derek
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Carla (as Sarah LaFleur)
Toby Proctor ...
Auditioner #1
Balázs Koós ...
Beatnik Friend (as Balasz Kooks)
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Auditioner #2 (as Jeff Smith)
Joe Matheson ...
Drunk Businessman
Charlotte Leonard ...
Young Girlfriend #1
Karley Marek ...
T-Shirt Woman
Edward Glen ...
Producer
Jeff Ironi ...
Policeman #1
Christopher Crumb ...
John Lennon
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Paul McCartney
Colin Evans ...
George Harrison
Graham Harley ...
Davy's Dad
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Award Presenter
Tim Hall ...
Cooler Kid
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Young Guy
Jennifer Foster ...
Mother
Connor Cunningham ...
Little Boy
Tony Springer ...
Jimi Hendrix
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Reporter (as Robert Kennedy)
Ron Payne ...
Mr. Russel
Paul A. MacFarlane ...
Security Guard
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Girl Fan
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English Woman
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School Girl
Lillian Lewis ...
Socialite Woman
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Important Executive
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Jamie Ferenczi ...
Audrey Hepburn driving red mustang through Paramount Studio (uncredited)
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Cameo (uncredited)

Directed by

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Neill Fearnley

Written by

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Ron McGee ... (teleplay)
 
Harold Bronson ... (book "Hey Hey We're the Monkees") (uncredited)

Produced by

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Howard Braunstein ... executive producer
Michael Jaffe ... executive producer
Susan Murdoch ... producer
Marilyn Stonehouse ... executive producer
Harold Bronson ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Fred Mollin ... (original score)

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David A. Makin ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Stephen Lawrence

Editorial Department

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Frank Biasi ... on-line editor
Arlene Moelker ... colorist: dailies
Joanne Rourke ... colorist: tape-to-tape
Marc Roussel ... assistant picture editor

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Rolf Harvey

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Malcolm Glassford

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Mary Partridge-Raynor ... (as Mary Partridge)

Makeup Department

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Karola Dirnberger ... hair department head
Dawn E. Rivard ... facial hair builder
Dorothy Smith ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Joanne Jackson ... production manager
Michael G. Larkin ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)

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Avrel Fisher ... first assistant director
Ken A. Smith ... second assistant director

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Dean Batute ... technical consultant
Joseph Bower ... assistant head scenic
Malcolm Byard ... sets buyer
Jean-Pierre Charbonneau ... construction coordinator (as J-P Charbonneau)
Ann-Marie Ferney-Tellez ... on-set dresser
Sean McLoughlin ... assistant art director
Kevin Pierson ... property master
John Todd ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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David Appleby ... re-recording mixer
Elius Caruso ... re-recording mixer
Kevin Galbraith ... boom operator
Thomas Hidderley ... production sound mixer (as Tom Hidderley)
Ian Hopkins ... adr editor
Jim Hopkins ... sound effects editor
Catherine Hutton ... dialogue editor
Sid Lieberman ... foley artist
Catherine Rix ... looper
Mike Woroniuk ... re-recording mixer

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Derek Liscoumb ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Mark Savela ... visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Tom Farr ... stunt double: Davy
Jamie Jones ... stunt actor: Waiter
Dwayne McLean ... stunt actor: Policeman #2
Alison Reid ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kevin Alanthwaite ... gaffer
Andy Chmura ... camera operator
Ben Mark Holzberg ... still photographer
John Medland ... still photographer
Monty Montgomerie ... first assistant key grip
Michael O'Connor ... key grip (as Mike O'Connor)

Casting Department

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Jon Comerford ... casting: Toronto
Shana Landsburg ... casting: Los Angeles

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Catherine Ashton ... assistant costume designer
Gayle Franklin ... costume buyer
Robyn Rosenberg ... costume set supervisor

Location Management

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Avi Federgreen ... location manager
Barbara Pullan ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Fred Mollin ... music supervisor
Brian Nevin ... music recordist
Jeff Wolpert ... music editor / music mixer

Transportation Department

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Greg O'Hara ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Harold Bronson ... creative consultant
Marie-Claude Harnois ... production coordinator
Lynn Josephson Delaney ... executive assistant to producer
Miriam Laurence ... on set dialect coach
Nicole Wilder ... production coordinator: VH1
Elaine Yarish ... script supervisor

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Plot Summary

In 1966, producers Bert Schneider and Bob Rafaelson come up with the idea of creating a TV show that would feature the American answer to the Beatles, The Monkees. Eventually, four young men are chosen for the roles, Mickey Dolenz the former child TV star, the stage actor Davey Jones and the musicians, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork. With the aid of a successful music producer and able TV promotion, the Monkees become a sensation. However, that success is tainted, to the chagrin of the band, as they find themselves labeled as talentless phonies. This film covers the band's frustrating struggle to prove their detractors wrong as they struggle to earn some artist legitimacy. Whether it's by learning to excel as a band or experimenting with wild ideas for their show and film, Head, nothing seems to work. Meanwhile the band have their internal tensions as various members struggle to decide what is really important to them, simple material success, or having real artistic respect for their work? Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Taglines They achieved worldwide fame but, what they wanted... was respect. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Gloire d'un jour: L'histoire des Monkees (Canada, French title)
  • Vergänglicher Ruhm - Die Monkees Story (Germany)
  • Cazadores de sueños (Spain)
  • Botcsinálta zenekar: A Monkees története (Hungary)
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  • 92 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia One scene shows a person using Liquid Paper to correct sheet music. Liquid Paper was invented by Michael Nesmith's mother. See more »
Goofs "All of Your Toys," though recorded during the Headquarters sessions, was never originally released on the Headquarters album. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode dated 26 June 2000 (2000). See more »
Soundtracks Theme See more »
Quotes Harris Green: You're crazy, you know that? Do you have any idea what you have just given up?
Peter Tork: You can never move forward standing in the same place, Harris.
Harris Green: Yeah, well, let's see how many records you can sell when you're not in people's living room.
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