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Rated X (2000)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rafer Weigel ...
J.R. Mitchell
Danielle Brett ...
Deborah Grover ...
Georgia Mae
Dylan McFadyen ...
Young Jim (as Dylan McFayden)
Taylor Estevez ...
Teenage Jim
Eric Cabral ...
Young Artie
Teenage Artie
Loretta Jafelice ...
First Grade Teacher
Principal Evans


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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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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11 January 2002 (Mexico)  »

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The Mitchell Brothers  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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


[on Jim's answering machine]
Artie Mitchell: Hello mister perfect, I just called to say fuck you!
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References Rampaging Nurses (1971) See more »


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Strong Performances by Real-Life Brothers makes this flawed film special.
25 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

This film is Based on a True Story about the rise and fall of the porn filmmakers:The Mitchell Brothers (Played by Charlie Sheen & Emilio Estevez). The Mitchell Brothers made a famous porn film titled "Behind the Green Door". Once they become successful, they have to go through the American government, the mob, the woman's in their lives and even each other to create a San Francisco Porn Dynasty but the drugs and their intense relationship puts them apart.

Directed by Emilio Estevez (Men at Work, The War at Home, Wisdom) made a terrific if wildly uneven drama that, it was never release in theaters. Instend it got debuted in showtime entertainment network.

DVD has an bright Pan & Scan (1.33:1) transfer and an fine-Dolby Surround 2.0 Sound. DVD has an surprisingly amusing commentary tack by real-life brothers:Sheen and Estevez.

The french Canadian DVD has an sharp non-anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1) transfer and an good-Dolby Stereo 2.0 Sound. This DVD is only in french with no subtitles.

This is an unfocused but extremely well made film. Watch for film director:Peter Bogdanovich appears in a cameo as a film school professor. A must see for the performances by Sheen & Estevez. (****/*****).

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