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Biopic of notorious Mitchell Brothers who opened up a successful San Francisco strip club and thriving porn business that lead to a downward spiral of power and greed.

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Emilio Estevez

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David McCumber (book), Norman Snider (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Sheen ... Artie Mitchell
Emilio Estevez ... Jim Mitchell
Rafer Weigel Rafer Weigel ... Lionel
Tracy Hutson ... Marilyn Chambers
Megan Ward ... Meredith
Terry O'Quinn ... J.R. Mitchell
Danielle Brett Danielle Brett ... Adrienne
Nicole de Boer ... Karen Mitchell
Deborah Grover Deborah Grover ... Georgia Mae
Dylan McFadyen Dylan McFadyen ... Young Jim (as Dylan McFayden)
Taylor Estevez Taylor Estevez ... Teenage Jim
Eric Cabral Eric Cabral ... Young Artie
Robert Clark ... Teenage Artie
Loretta Jafelice Loretta Jafelice ... First Grade Teacher
Brian Paul ... Principal Evans
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Storyline

Based on the true story of Jim and Artie Mitchell, two brothers who entered the porn industry in the early 60's. After creating such legendary porn films as "Behind the Green Door" and "Inside Marily Chambers", they later became addicted to drugs and began a downward spiral leading to bankruptcy and murder. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Taglines:

They turned on America. Then they turned on each other. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and nudity, drug use, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2002 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mitchell Brothers See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Production Co:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Geoffrey Blake who plays Attorney Michael Kennedy was also work with Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez on Men at Work and Young guns. See more »

Goofs

When Jim is driving to Artie's place at the end of the film, when he leaves his house, it is pouring rain, and when he arrives at Artie's it is pouring rain, but between these two shots, there is a high altitude shot of his car on the Golden Gate Bridge, and not only is it not raining, but the ground is clearly not even wet. See more »

Quotes

Artie Mitchell: Those cigarettes aren't going to kill you, brother. I am.
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Connections

References Sodom and Gomorrah: The Last Seven Days (1975) See more »

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Wailer House Party
Written by Kent Morrill, Richard Dangel & John Ormsby
Performed by The Wailers
Courtesy of Valet Publishing Company
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You have to give this one to them
22 March 2003 | by CULTEGUYSee all my reviews

It's been a while since I've seen this, so I'll keep it short. I saw the film, and read the book. I guess the idea of making the film came a little too close to the "Boogie Nights" success. Both brothers, however, show that they are good actors, even if Charlie's trying a little too much to be Hunter S. Thompson (unless the character was actually like that.) It's a good movie about the porn industry whereas "Boogie Nights" wasn't really about the porn industry, which was used mainly a subplot (or one of many... I loved that film, I just don't think these two movies should be compared-- this is a straight bio-pic.) The demise of the Mitchell brothers wasn't the demise of porno. But, it should be noted, the demise of film making (for real) in porno. They tried like hell to make real films, and probably could have (some might say, with the budget, should have.) So the characters made a fairly respectable film that came along a bit too late.


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