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TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  11 January 2002 (Mexico)
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Biopic of notorious Mitchell Brothers who opened up a successful San Francisco strip club and thriving porn business that lead to a downward spiral of power and greed.

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Karen Mitchell
Deborah Grover ...
Georgia Mae
Dylan McFadyen ...
Young Jim (as Dylan McFayden)
Taylor Estevez ...
Teenage Jim
Eric Cabral ...
Young Artie
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Teenage Artie
Loretta Jafelice ...
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Storyline

Based on the true story of Jim and Artie Mitchell, two brothers who entered the porn industry in the early 60's. After creating such legendary porn films as "Behind the Green Door" and "Inside Marily Chambers", they later became addicted to drugs and began a downward spiral leading to bankruptcy and murder. Written by Mike Konczewski

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The True story of the Mitchell Brothers: America's Original Porn Kings. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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NC-17 | See all certifications »

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11 January 2002 (Mexico)  »

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The Mitchell Brothers  »

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Trivia

In the scene during the premier of Behind the Green Door (1972), as the crew realizes that the wrong reel is being shown, Adrienne (Danielle Brett) looks like she's wearing a gold dress. She is in fact naked, and her upper torso is actually painted gold. See more »

Goofs

When Jim is driving to Artie's place at the end of the film, when he leaves his house, it is pouring rain, and when he arrives at Artie's it is pouring rain, but between these two shots, there is a high altitude shot of his car on the Golden Gate Bridge, and not only is it not raining, but the ground is clearly not even wet. See more »

Quotes

Jim Mitchell: [directing] Fuck her like you mean it man.
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Connections

References Sodom and Gomorrah: The Last Seven Days (1975) See more »

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Everybody
Performed by Shady Tree
Written by Pride Hutchinson & Rod Jackson
Courtesy of Explosive Records
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User Reviews

Harrowing look at brotherhood
30 May 2001 | by (Midnight Movie Land) – See all my reviews

Harrowing is the word that comes to mind when trying to describe this movie. A fascinating look at two brothers, raised by a man who could have take parenting lessons from The Great Santini and being thrust into the world of 1970s porn and drugs. Yes, the porn angle of the story is very fascinating and is probably the reason most will see this movie, but I found it to be a riveting look at the older brother - younger brother relationship in the case of two men who led very enmeshed lives. Jim (the older brother) was always taught to take care of younger brother Artie and he did that all of his life, even kicking drugs on his own to show Artie that it could be done. Artie, meanwhile spirals down deeper into addiction and sexual excess and uses Jim's continued smoking as an excuse not to get straightened out. The ending scenes are very sudden and surprising, as they must have been when they really happened, but was this Jim's one last attempt to take care of Artie when nothing else seemed to work? This movie uses the not uncommon now technique of odd camera angles and color to put the viewer into the disoriented mindset of a person on drugs and perhaps on the edge mentally and emotionally. It was really showcased well in "Natural Born Killers" and has kind of been done already to death. But it does serve the story here. Recommended, and as a chaser after this downer of a movie, rent "Babe".


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