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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
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Georgia Mae
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Young Jim (as Dylan McFayden)
Taylor Estevez ...
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Eric Cabral ...
Young Artie
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Loretta Jafelice ...
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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 us all on... 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

Sean Penn was in talks to direct a big budget theatrical film version of David McCumber's book about the Mitchell Brothers in the late 1990s, which was set to star Robert De Niro and Jack Nicholson as Jim and Artie respectively. After that project fell through, brothers Alec Baldwin and William Baldwin tried to raise the capital to make the film, but were unable to do so. 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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Soundtracks

Crazyhorse Mongoose
Written by Robert Mercurio (as R. Mercurio), Ben Ellman (as B. Ellman), Jason Mingledorff (as J. Mindledorff),
Stanton Moore (as S. Moore), Jeff Raines (as J. Raines) & Richard Vogel (as R. Vogel)
Performed by Galactic
Courtesy of Capricorn Records, LLC
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Story of the Porn Revolutionists
28 April 2000 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

Going into the theatre, I had mixed expectations. This is, after all, a movie about the porn industry. It could be very graphic, shallow, poorly lit. It most certainly would have a nauseating soundtrack. The tickets were free and it was the premiere event, so the food would be good-- and I went. I was thoroughly amazed to see a very creatively produced film, whose formal perks were as interesting as its content. I was entertained by and sympathetic toward the characters, who were multi-dimensional and intense. Mostly, I was impressed by the film's visual aesthetics-- I'm not referring to the sex scenes here, though there was ample representation of that action-- I'm talking about the piecing together of a beautifully shot film. But besides that, the soundtrack was refreshingly hip and the actors gave excellent performances. This is a Showtime feature that has exceeded its medium's limitations,producing a movie that is given more justice in the theatres than where it will deign to be exhibited- on TV.


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