5.9/10
3,120
38 user 9 critic

Rated X (2000)

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.

Director:

Writers:

(book), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Men at Work (1990)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two garbage men uncover a conspiracy involving illegal toxic waste dumping and decide to bring the whole operation down.

Director: Emilio Estevez
Stars: Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Leslie Hope
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Haunted by his experiences in the Vietnam War, a young man returns home and has trouble adjusting back to civilian life, his family and his stern father.

Director: Emilio Estevez
Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kathy Bates, Martin Sheen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Culture Clash in AmeriCCa is an anthology of hilarious and thought-provoking skits and monologues portraying diverse AmeriCCan immigrants, whose personal stories are captivating, highly ... See full summary »

Director: Emilio Estevez
Stars: Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, Herbert Siguenza
The Burning Bed (TV Movie 1984)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.

Director: Robert Greenwald
Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Paul Le Mat, Richard Masur
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal Weapon" style cop team tries to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Quintano
Stars: Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson, Jon Lovitz
Wisdom (1986)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.

Director: Emilio Estevez
Stars: Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore, Tom Skerritt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Artie Mitchell
... Jim Mitchell
Rafer Weigel ... Lionel
... Marilyn Chambers
... Meredith
... J.R. Mitchell
Danielle Brett ... Adrienne
... Karen Mitchell
Deborah Grover ... Georgia Mae
Dylan McFadyen ... Young Jim (as Dylan McFayden)
Taylor Estevez ... Teenage Jim
Eric Cabral ... Young Artie
... Teenage Artie
Loretta Jafelice ... First Grade Teacher
... Principal Evans
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The rise and fall of America's first and biggest xxx producers 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 »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 January 2002 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

The Mitchell Brothers  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The reason there is no footage from Behind the Green Door (1972) in the film is because Showtime was unable to acquire the rights to show even recreations of any part of it. See more »

Goofs

When the brothers go to New York there are cable car wires in the background. See more »

Quotes

Jim Mitchell: [directing] Fuck her like you mean it man.
See more »

Connections

References Rampaging Nurses (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Slip Into My Groove
Written by T. Bates, P. Messina
Performed by Smash Alley
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Harrowing look at brotherhood
30 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

Harrowing is the word that comes to mind when trying to describe this movie. A fascinating look at two brothers, raised by a man who could have take parenting lessons from The Great Santini and being thrust into the world of 1970s porn and drugs. Yes, the porn angle of the story is very fascinating and is probably the reason most will see this movie, but I found it to be a riveting look at the older brother - younger brother relationship in the case of two men who led very enmeshed lives. Jim (the older brother) was always taught to take care of younger brother Artie and he did that all of his life, even kicking drugs on his own to show Artie that it could be done. Artie, meanwhile spirals down deeper into addiction and sexual excess and uses Jim's continued smoking as an excuse not to get straightened out. The ending scenes are very sudden and surprising, as they must have been when they really happened, but was this Jim's one last attempt to take care of Artie when nothing else seemed to work? This movie uses the not uncommon now technique of odd camera angles and color to put the viewer into the disoriented mindset of a person on drugs and perhaps on the edge mentally and emotionally. It was really showcased well in "Natural Born Killers" and has kind of been done already to death. But it does serve the story here. Recommended, and as a chaser after this downer of a movie, rent "Babe".


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 38 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed