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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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Reporter (as Kim Mariner)
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Gopher (scenes deleted)
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Gopher's Girlfriend (scenes deleted)
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Bartender (as Karen Lakritz)
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Cherokee
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Letterman Meathead
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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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With A Score This Dirty, Nobody Gets Away Clean. 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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After the interview with John, the detective was drinking a bottle of J&B Scotch. John Holmes was known to always have a bottle of the same brand in his briefcase wherever he went. See more »

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While seated at the table talking to the police, the tattoo on David Lind's right wrist has definite edges on each side. It appears to be a band-aid type covering. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Nash: You're going to do to those guys on Wonderland, what you did to me!
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"score recorded and mixed by Fredrik Sarhagen" is credited twice. See more »

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References The Merv Griffin Show (1962) See more »

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Girls on Film
(1981)
Written by Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor and Andy Taylor
Performed by Duran Duran
Published by Gloucester Place Music, Ltd./EMI Music Publishing (PRS)
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Not too Bad..
28 February 2004 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

I've read many negative reviews of this movie and finally got a chance to see it on DVD. To be honest I really don't know what the problem with it is.

It's a decent murder mystery thriller, shown from various points of view, from an eccentric cast of often drugged out potential killers/suspects, including the late porn king, John Holmes. Please read the plot synopsis for the exact details of the movie's plot - I wish to contribute more to a review than a synopsis.

Many reviewers went so far to give this movie their lowest rating due to violence but I really don't see it. MANY modern movies were worse - Saving Private Ryan was ultimately more violent than this movie, which often relies on implied blood stains than actual brutal slayings (the murders depicted in this film were done with lead pipes, afterall).

I was enthralled with both halves of the movie - the first showing John Holmes as a hopeless cash hungry drug addict, and the second half showing his side as a minor conspirator in a senseless bloodbath. The movie has excellent acting, even though Dylan McDemorant looks more than a bit out of place in his biker-esque personia and goatee'ed bad boy personality.

The soundtrack was also awesome - a fantastic mix of 70's B-side rock and obscure pop, spread out over a couple of hours in all the right places ala Boogie Nights.


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