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

TV-14 | | Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 4 April 2005
An inside look at the ABC sitcom which turned Robin Williams into a star in 1978.

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Credited cast:
... Robin Williams
... Pam Dawber
... Valerie Velardi
... John Belushi
... Ira Denmark
... Harvey Severson
... Lila Milford
... Alan Davis
... Garry Marshall
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Cop
... Jay Thomas
... Detective
Lisa Calder ... Pretty Fan
... Conrad Janis
... Stagehand
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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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Comedy | Drama

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4 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A História não Autorizada de Mork e Mindy  »

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Trivia

Resident "Mork & Mindy" director Howard Storm was critical of the production but heavily praised Chris Diamantopoulos for his portrayal of Robin Williams. See more »

Goofs

The show takes place in the late-'70s and early-'80s, but Robin throws a series 1996 $100 bill in the hat of the panhandler doing an imitation of him. See more »

Quotes

Ted: Can I call you Garry?
Garry Marshall: It would be the highlight of my day.
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References The Odd Couple (1970) See more »

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An amazing performance
5 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have to agree with the first reviewer, the actor who played Robin Williams was amazing. If I wasn't looking at the screen, I would have sworn it was really him talking. But his performance was more than just an imitation of Robin Williams; he also showed a lot of the same skills that Robin Williams has. Skills like the ability to mimic others and the ability to switch characters practically mid-breath. I can't imagine that many people could capture so much of his character and personality. That performance alone made it a worthwhile watch.

The actors chosen to play other actors were good choices as well, they looked enough like the originals that it was easy to see who they were supposed to be.

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.


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