Growing Up Brady (film)

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Growing Up Brady
Genre Biography, Drama
Based on The book by Barry Williams with Chris Kreski
Written by Matt Dorff
Directed by Richard A. Colla
Starring Barry Williams
Adam Brody
Kaley Cuoco
Daniel Hugh Kelly
Michael Tucker
Narrated by Barry Williams
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Kimberly Rubin
Barry Williams
Producer(s) Mark H. Ovitz
Cinematography Michael D. Margulies
Editor(s) Martin Nicholson
Running time 100 minutes
Production company(s) Zenna Tree Entertainment
Paramount Television
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Release
Original network NBC
Original release May 21, 2000 (2000-05-21)
Chronology
Preceded by The Bradys
Followed by The Brady Bunch 35th Anniversary Reunion Special: Still Brady After All These Years

Growing Up Brady is a 2000 made-for-television biographical drama film based on the 1992 autobiography Growing Up Brady: I Was A Teenage Greg written by actor Barry Williams with Chris Kreski. Directed by Richard A. Colla, it starred Williams, Adam Brody, Kaley Cuoco, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Michael Tucker and was originally broadcast May 16, 2000 on NBC.

Synopsis[edit]

The movie is a slightly fictionalized tale about the production of the 1969–1974 ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch, on which Williams played teenager Greg Brady, with backstage dramas among the cast and the show's producers. The film is dedicated to the memory of Robert Reed.

Cast[edit]

Scenes not like the book[edit]

In his book, Williams writes that he first kissed McCormick in Hawaii, rather than in a limousine bringing them home from The Who concert in Los Angeles. The flirting between McCormick and Williams whilst filming for "A Room at the Top" (episode 95) happened a few months before the Hawaii episodes and was boosted for the TV movie. Although in the movie Eve Plumb's character is unfazed when a security guard stumbles upon her and Christopher Knight making out in a prop car on the Paramount Pictures backlot, Knight has said Plumb was "mortified" and started to cry. Also a scene where Williams' agent tells him that The Brady Bunch had been canceled is changed somewhat. Instead of drinking a bottle of Bourbon, he is drinking a bottle of Scotch.

DVD release[edit]

On May 25, 2004, the film was released on DVD in region 1 by Paramount Home Entertainment. CBS Home Entertainment has yet to release this film on Bluray.

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