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Daydream Believers: The Monkees Story (2000)

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The true story of how two former child actors and a pair of struggling musicians got hired to appear on a TV series -- and became one of the biggest rock groups of the 1960s in the process -- is recounted in this made-for-cable feature. When a TV producer got the idea of taking the premise of A Hard Day's Night and turning it into a situation comedy, he hired Mickey Dolenz (Aaron Lohr), Davy Jones (George Stanchev), Mike Nesmith (Jeff Geddis), and Peter Tork (L.B. Fisher) to play the non-existent pop group The Monkees. When the TV show became an overnight smash, the "band" found themselves touring behind a string of hit singles. Soon the band found themselves in a battle with producers and TV executives to play their own music and control their own creative destiny. Daydream Believers: The Monkees Story also features Wallace Langham as music industry mogul (and later TV show host) Don Kirschner.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Television, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By: ,
Written By: Ron McGee
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On DVD: Jan 22, 2002
Runtime:
Pebblenut Productions

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Cast

L.B. Fisher
as Peter Tork
Jeff Geddis
as Mike Nesmith
Aaron Lohr
as Micky Dolenz
George Stanchev
as Davy Jones
Colin Ferguson
as Van Foreman
Wallace Langham
as Don Kirshner
Edward Glen
as Producer
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I was a giant fan of The Monkees when I was a kid, so this movie was very close to my heart. I thought that they did a great job finding four guys who resembled them so well. This movie had a really good balance between the whimsical side of the group we know from the TV show, and the behind the scene struggles concerning creative control over their music. I felt like I was really watching the Monkees in concert whenever they hit the stage, because I was sooo enjoying hearing the songs again. I loved the feel-good ending too, which made their roller coaster ride of a journey pay off with honest sentiment. Very decent job done here, in my opinion.

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