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
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 »
The Chevrolet Caprice sedan that John Holmes was transported in to the hotel had the flush headlamps and the third brake light, making it a 1986 model. See more »
JOHN! He was the only one who knew about the Nash hit. That piece of shit ratted us out! Let Nash in and got my butterfly, Barbara, killed!
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"score recorded and mixed by Fredrik Sarhagen" is credited twice. See more »
Val Kilmer... Love or loath him, sometimes he gets under the skin of a character and pulls out a performance that makes you go 'Hey! This guy is a GREAT actor!' He did in the leather pants of Jim in The Doors and he's done it again in the leather underpants of John.
Revolving around the fall and fall of uber porn king John Holmes, Kilmer strutts to his knees as we unravel one of the biggest murder mysteries hollywood has never solved for over twenty years, with Holmes the key suspect to a brutal Manson-style slaughter.
What Kilmer does so effortlessly is exhude the low-life of the celebrity, the do anything to anyone craving that overwhelms anyone who had it and then lost it. Go see him, you'll know what I mean.
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