(0:36-end mark from the theme from the final season of American Gladiators original run play the camera moves back to see James on top of the slab with the words “The Last Of The Americans” on it before cutting to James in his office physically)
I’m James Faraci, The Last Of The Americans, and the views I’m about to express are that of my own & some of yours. So the last few times I talked about something either crazy or something movie based on music, I mentioned two different things “The Monkees” or their only cinematic outing “Head” (Cut to the title card of “Head” then clips of the movie as James does a voiceover.)
And to be fair, this movie even today is one gigantic mindfuck! But there is a story that needs to be told behind this movie and its four stars. The Late Davy Jones, The Late Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith & Mickey Dolenz when combined performed as “The Monkees”. (Cut to James physically)
And to tell the story of “Head”, I have to tell the story of how we got here. Imagine yourself in the 1960s you’ve seen the movies “A Hard Day’s Night” & “HELP!” which starred instantaneous musical icons “The Beatles” and you decided to do a series starring four semi-unknown performers to capitalize on their success.