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Wonderland (2003)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  24 October 2003 (USA)
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In the police investigation of a brutal crime scene, one man was at the center of it all: legendary porn star John Holmes.

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Gopher (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

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 monkeykingma

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The '80s - unplugged. The murders - unveiled. The legend - unzipped. See more »


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

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24 October 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Wonderland Murders  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£84,345 (UK) (7 May 2004)

Gross:

£84,345 (UK) (7 May 2004)
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Trivia

Lions Gate was not sure how to market this film due to the significant drug content, intermittent porn reference and the brutal violence depicted. The content in question remained, but the film then was only given a limited theatrical release in the domestic market for awards consideration. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie an over voice says that the Wonderland murders were the worst in L.A. since the 1968 Sharon Tate murder. The Tate murders actually happened in August of 1969. See more »

Quotes

John Holmes: Five people are dead Sharon, they were murdered, up on Wonderland.
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Crazy Credits

"score recorded and mixed by Fredrik Sarhagen" is credited twice. See more »

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References Little House on the Prairie (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Stranger in a Strange Land
(1971)
Written by Billy Preston and Leon Russell
Performed by Leon Russell and The Shelter People
Published by Irving Music, Inc. (BMI)
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Weird!!
6 December 2004 | by (Grapeland Texas) – See all my reviews

I really stumbled onto this movie and had never heard of it. It was crazy and if I hadn't researched it online I would have never believed it. Val Kilmer was way sexier than the real John Holmes. Also, the constant portrayal of drug use got a little old. This movie is like porn for drug addicts! I liked the movie over all though. I think this is the best role I have ever seen Lisa Kudrow play. Very real and deep. I missed the connection with his wife and his girlfriend but I thought the part with Carrie Fisher playing the do-gooder was funny. I also actually like Josh Lucas in this movie. I have not liked any of the other roles he has played but I felt this one was more gritty, and spastic. This is definitely not a movie for the average viewer, but worth the ride


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