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Wonderland (2003)

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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Kim Marriner ...
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Gopher (scenes deleted)
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Gopher's Girlfriend (scenes deleted)
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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)  »

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The Wonderland Murders  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$1,056,102 (USA) (28 November 2003)
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Christina Applegate grew up near the site of the Wonderland murders and remembers seeing the bloody mattresses on the street, which led to her agreeing to take a relatively small role in the film. See more »

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During a television news clip about the murders, the reporter says the Wonderland Murders is the most heinous since the Tate-Labianca murders in 1968. The murders took place in 1969. See more »

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Barbie: I'd love to show you the boat.
John Holmes: Is this your boat?
Barbie: No. It's his.
[Barbie points to Eddie Nash who approaches them]
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"score recorded and mixed by Fredrik Sarhagen" is credited twice. See more »

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References Tell Them Johnny Wadd Is Here (1976) See more »

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Good Times Roll
(1978)
Written by Ric Ocasek
Performed by The Cars
Published by Lido Music, Inc.
Administered by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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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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