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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Danielle Brett ...
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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 ...
First Grade Teacher
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Principal Evans
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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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They turned us all on... then they turned on each other. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexuality and nudity, drug use, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Prep time for the film was only 6 weeks. Once production began, Showtime wanted the film to be shot in only 24 days, but director Emilio Estevez and actor Charlie Sheen both returned part of their salaries so as to ensure they could get a longer shoot from the production company. They wanted 50 days, but in the end, the film was shot in 36 days. 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

[on Jim's answering machine]
Artie Mitchell: Hello mister perfect, I just called to say fuck you!
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References Behind the Green Door (1972) See more »

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Shot Down
Written by Gerald Roslie
Performed by The Sonics
Courtesy of Valet Publishing Company
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Very Underrated!!
1 March 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This film is/was every bit as good as Blow and Boogie Nights(better than Boogie Nights). How this did not get a distributor and had to be shown on Showtime I'll never know. For what ever reason the brother's Estevez were dealt a disservice. This should have been seen on the big screen. I'm sure I will find out but there has to be something behind the scenes as to why this did not get a distributor. The movie was good and the reason it did not get put out was just wrong.


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