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

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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 »

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

Quotes

Jim Mitchell: [directing] Fuck her like you mean it man.
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References Resurrection of Eve (1973) See more »

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Written by Gerald Roslie
Performed by The Sonics
Courtesy of Valet Publishing Company
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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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