John Holmes was a legend of the porn industry and revered in circles as a stud. But in 1981, years after his successful career and star fading, Holmes was a desperate man with his own internal demons to live up to. He's estranged from his wife, holding onto a relationship with his teenage mistress, and living as a junkie in search of his next fix. But one fateful night left four people dead and John as a key suspect in one of the most grisly murders in Los Angeles. Was he partly responsible for what happened at Wonderland Avenue? Written by
When the film played the Toronto Film Festival, one of the promotional items handed out was a ruler that was 13 1/2 inches long. See more »
Fox Plaza is visible in one of the montages. It wasn't built until 1987. See more »
Eddie, l'm not lying. You just got to give those fucking fucks back their fucking guns.
Fuck you and fuck your friends! You want the guns from the Nash? Motherfuck! Come up and take them from the Nash.
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"score recorded and mixed by Fredrik Sarhagen" is credited twice. See more »
May 2004, Wonderland is fairly new in the UK. Brilliant film of a brutal true story. If you know LA from the early 80's, you will appreciate how well it is captured. The use of the elements which make up its gritty cinematic style is original, amplifying the experience and bringing the viewer very close to actually being there. The use of a disjointed 'Pulp Fiction' style time line allows exploration of the uncertainty concerning what really happened, while the direction and performances of the cast command attention, especially Val Kilmer as John Holmes; an Oscar for sure if I were handing them out.
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