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TV Movie  -   -  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
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Georgia Mae
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Young Jim (as Dylan McFayden)
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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 on America. Then they turned on each other. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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The Mitchell Brothers  »

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Trivia

The opening and closing sequences of the film were constructed using a variety of different film stocks, shooting at different speeds, intercutting with still photographs, using jarring edits with seem to break continuity, using dutch angles, and employing various other techniques. Director Emilio Estevez has said that these scenes were modeled on similar looking scenes in Oliver Stone's JFK (1991), The Doors (1991), Natural Born Killers (1994), Nixon (1995) and U Turn (1997). See more »

Goofs

When the brothers go to New York there are cable car wires in the background. See more »

Quotes

Artie Mitchell: What's your name again?
Jamie the "Actress": Jamie.
Artie Mitchell: Jamie, you are the most beautiful woman I've ever seen.
Jamie the "Actress": [she laughs] Get out of here!
Artie Mitchell: I'm serious, you're the most beautiful woman in this hot tub.
Jamie the "Actress": So, where's your wife?
Karen Mitchell: She's right here, Asshole!
Jamie the "Actress": Bitch.
Artie Mitchell: Honey!
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User Reviews

 
America's Fascination with Its Sub-Culture
16 September 2002 | by (Herzlya, Israel) – See all my reviews

This is one of the many films in the series that materializes America's fascination with its own sub-culture - violence, drugs, pornography - all coming closer to mainstream in the complex American landscape of the 70's and 80's. It's well done and acted, and I liked it. The true story of the Mitchell brothers, pioneers of porn and live nude shows in San Francisco is told in a linear manner, without too many stuff like 'free speech' justification, as in 'Larry Flint'. The Mitchell guys consider their business just a business, and are not concerned at any point with its human or moral implications. The relationship between the brothers is the central theme, and it is well rendered by the two main actors - Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez (who is also directing).

Some more logic in the script would have made a memorable movie. Some of the familiar relations, or the Mafia involvement seem to be just lost in the action. It is however a good film, and I am amazed by the negative comments of other viewers in IMDb, and by the lack of more critical feedback. Maybe the theme is still hard to digest for the American critics, I do not know. An 8/10 on my scale.


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