During an evening in 1991, Artie Mitchell was shot with a high-powered rifle by his brother Jim. The Mitchells were the kings of the porn empire in San Francisco, and Jim said he killed Artie because he as taking his lifestyle too far.
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vic Lee ...
Himself - KRON-TV
Terence Hallinan ...
Himself - Districe Attorney
Gene Anthony ...
Himself - Photographer
Kat Sunlove ...
Herself
George McDonald ...
Himself - Video Store Owner
Ted McIlvenna ...
Himself
Jerry Ward ...
Himself - Former Theater Manager
...
Herself
Juliet Anderson ...
Herself
Jim Mitchell ...
Himself
Artie Mitchell ...
Himself (archive footage)
Michael Kennedy ...
Himself - Attorney
John Posey ...
Himself - Prosecutor
Michael Williamsen ...
Himself - Juror
Georgia Mitchell ...
Herself (archive footage)
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During an evening in 1991, Artie Mitchell was shot with a high-powered rifle by his brother Jim. The Mitchells were the kings of the porn empire in San Francisco, and Jim said he killed Artie because he as taking his lifestyle too far.

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10 August 1999 (USA)  »

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Modern Cain and Abel
24 August 2013 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This is semi-interesting for the conflict between brothers Jim and Artie Mitchell, famous for discovering Marilyn Chambers and building a porn empire in San Francisco.

Jim was the business brains behind the operation; Artie was the troubled prodigal son. Jim was under pressure to "take care of" the problem and was convicted of committing his brother's homicide, though he wound up serving only a few years behind bars.

This show suggests that Artie was extremely problematic, and that Jim wrote his own jail sentence by taking the stand -- and then claiming he didn't remember much about the shooting.

This program raises some important questions about how families cope with a relative who has extraordinary problems. Killing the person clearly isn't the answer...but what is? That's a subject for some other endeavor.

This segment offers numerous interview clips with the glamorous Chambers. Sadly, I learned on Wikipedia, medical issues killed her at only 56.


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