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Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels' (2004)

A portrayal of life behind the scenes of Charlie's Angels (1976).

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Francine McDougall

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Jack Condon (book), David Hofstede (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Chambers ... Jaclyn Smith
Tricia Helfer ... Farrah Fawcett-Majors
Lauren Stamile ... Kate Jackson
Ben Browder ... Lee Majors
Dan Castellaneta ... Aaron Spelling
Dan Lauria ... Fred Silverman
Michael Tomlinson ... Barney Rosenzweig
Wallace Langham ... Jay Bernstein
Orson Bean ... Voice of John Forsythe (voice)
Bill Dow ... David Doyle
Adrian Hough ... Frederick Pierce
Brandy Ledford ... Candy Spelling (as Brandi Ledford)
Geoff Callan ... Steven Driscoll
Brian Gattas ... Kenneth Tyson
Tony Alcantar ... VP of Research
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A portrayal of life behind the scenes of Charlie's Angels (1976).

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Trivia

Lee Majors, says that he never told then wife Farrah Fawcett that she had to quit the show because he needed his food on the table when he got home from shooting his series The Six Million Dollar Man (1974). This was a rumor that had been floating around Hollywood for sometime that made its way into this production. See more »

Goofs

The air dates shown on screen for the first season of Charlie's Angels are all mixed up. A clip of Sabrina racing in Charlie's Angels: Hellride is shown with air date 29 September 1976, while it was shown a week earlier, September 22nd (this date is also shown, but without an actual clip). The next date on screen is October 6, 1975, on which there was no broadcast. This is accompanied by clips recreating scenes from Charlie's Angels: Lady Killer (November 24, 1976) and Charlie's Angels: Night of the Strangler(October 13, 1976). After that this last date is shown accompanied by a non specific scene. See more »

Quotes

David Doyle: [reacting to the news of Farrah Fawcett-Majors leaving the show] Well, first I'm checking my bank account, and then if we get cancelled, I'm gonna go burn her house down!
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References Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) See more »

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Good story…badly told
9 October 2004 | by SajeevaSSee all my reviews

I believe that movies like this will definitely educate members of our generation about all those famous TV shows that now airs on cable, that people have not much idea over. Well one such programme is Charlie's Angels- though also having been made into 2 big screen movies, in 2000 and 2003, people know of it, but may be do not know about it.

Well this movie filled in all those gaps- about why Farrah left the show etc. Though this movie had information- it was badly given- well it is obvious that they just wanted the actresses portraying Farrah, Jaclyn and Kate to look like them- but that was it- they just had the looks- as for acting- it was definitely disappointing. However I must admit that the Farrah look-alike was supposed to be bigger chested. Not forgetting the fact that this movie gave room for certain scenes to make Aaron Spelling look like a schizophrenic.

I also noticed some trivia- the guy playing Jay Bernstein- Wallace Langham- played thie same role in the 'behind the camera: the unauthorized story of Three's Company' where he played Suzanne Sommer's agent. Something else which I noticed was when Aaron Spelling tells his kid daughter Tori that he is one day gonna have a TV show just for her - which actually happened- with the huge success of Beverly Hills 90210.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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CAD5,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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