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Wonderland (2003)

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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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Cast

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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)
Steve Cox ...
Guy at Bar
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Slim Jim
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Louis
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Cherokee
Chris Cioffi ...
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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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)  »

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The Wonderland Murders  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$91,798 (USA) (3 October 2003)

Gross:

$1,056,102 (USA) (28 November 2003)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

John Holmes: Eddie, l'm not lying. You just got to give those fucking fucks back their fucking guns.
Eddie Nash: 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Those Young Girls (1984) See more »

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In Excelsis Deo
(1975)
Written by Patti Smith
Published by Linda Music Corp.
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Under license from BMG Film & TV Music
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brilliant
24 May 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

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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