Monday, April 4 2005
NBC MOVIE OF THE WEEK --(9:00PM-11:00PM) --(TV-14)
"Behind The Camera: The Unauthorized Story Of
NBC BRINGS BACK MORK FROM ORK IN NEW 'BEHIND THE CAMERA' MOVIE CELEBRATING POPULAR 1970S SERIES 'MORK & MINDY' -- The movie provides an entertaining and hard-hitting behind the scenes look at the classic comedy series that launched the career of Robin Williams. Newcomer Chris Diamantopoulos (NBC's "American Dreams") will portray Williams, whose role as the winsome alien visitor, "Mork," captured the hearts of millions of American viewers. Williams began his career as a rising comedian who was cast as an alien on an episode of "Happy Days" which unexpectedly became a huge ratings success and catapulted him into overnight television stardom.
Erinn Hayes ("Significant Others") also stars as Pam Dawber, a young actress who became instantly recognized for her role as "Mindy," the likeable human who "Mork" boarded with on the sitcom. And Daniel Roebuck (who starred as Jay Leno in "The Late Shift") plays legendary television sitcom producer Garry Marshall. It was written by David Misch, who was a staff writer on the original show, and was an observer and participant in many of the events that are depicted.
The movie exposes the cast's tumultuous four years of creative infighting, personal problems, network interference as well as depicts Williams' painful struggle to cope with his newfound fame and overnight success.