Wonderland


1h 44m 2003

Brief Synopsis

A chronicle of the spectacular fall of infamous porn star John C. "Johnny Wadd" Holmes. Based on a true story, the biopic explores the multiple murders that took place high atop Wonderland Avenue in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon, in the summer of 1981. At first the victims were thought to be mere drug dealer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

A chronicle of the spectacular fall of infamous porn star John C. "Johnny Wadd" Holmes. Based on a true story, the biopic explores the multiple murders that took place high atop Wonderland Avenue in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon, in the summer of 1981. At first the victims were thought to be mere drug dealers and party hounds, but the case became elevated to a classic L.A. noir when they were discovered to be connected to the infamous porn star. By the time the story begins, Holmes had already fallen from perhaps the biggest and most famous star in the hardcore industry, to a state of financial and pharmaceutical ruin. Holmes juggles two women: he is devoted to his jailbait teenage girlfriend Dawn, while still married to his wife Sharon--and the three form a most unique love triangle, particularly as the two women have a better relationship with each other, than either has with him. Holmes befriends local drug dealers Ron and Susan Launius, but soon gets himself 'neck deep' into debt and desperation. He starts playing both sides against the middle as he desperately tries to stay out of jail and stay alive. To save himself from the wrath of notorious gangster Eddie Nash, did Holmes set up his best friends for murder? It all depends on whose story you believe.

Crew

Victor Abbene

Best Boy Electric

Matt Aberle

Music Supervisor

Albert Aguilar

Grip

Ian Alias

Assistant

Casey Alisino

Grip

Steve Arcabascio

Sound Engineer

Corey Askins

Transportation Coordinator

Gregory Austin

Carpenter

Ernie Barba

Carpenter

Mike Barry

Carpenter

Peter Block

Executive Producer

Chuck Borden

Stunts

Brady Bowen

Assistant

Aubrey Boytos

Key Grip

Troy Bridenstine

Driver

Mark Burgess

Production

Michael Burns

Executive Producer

David L. Bush

Swing Gang

David L. Bush

Art Department

Marc Butan

Executive Producer

Scott Byrns

Accounting Assistant

Franco Carbone

Production Designer

Claudia Carey

Art Department Coordinator

Kaylene Carlson

Production Coordinator

Carrie Carpenter

Props Assistant

Mark Carter

Assistant Camera

Danton Chacam

Carpenter

Marjorie Chodorov

Production Accountant

Robert Chookhachian

Driver

Carl Ciarfalio

Stunts

Sarah J Clifford

Assistant

Chris Coakley

Painter

Ken Cooper

Rigging Electrician

Paul Cottrell

Medic

Vanessa Couron

On-Set Dresser

James Cox

Screenplay

Marcy Craig

Wardrobe Assistant

Mike Crotty

Assistant

Fred Culbertson

Driver

Adrian Culshaw

Swing Gang

Derek Cunningham

Grip

Tarra Day

Makeup

Reginald Dunn

Boom Operator

Tillie Duran

Craft Service

Randall Emmett

Executive Producer

Adrian Encinas

Carpenter

Timothy Erwin

Transportation

David Falzone

Music Supervisor

Sharisse Fine-kekone

Hair

Barbara Fiorentino

Casting Director

Barbara Florentino

Casting Director

Richard Foreman

Photography

Ali Forman

Coproducer

Lilly Frank

Props Assistant

George Furla

Executive Producer

George Furla

Other

Ted Gidlow

Production Supervisor

Luis Gonzalez

Electrician

Michael Grady

Director Of Photography

Barry Grant

Painter

Tim Grant

Carpenter

J Michael Haynes

Electrician

Kate Healey

Costume Designer

Ernest Hernandez

Craft Service

Joel C. High

Music Supervisor

Ross W Holzer

Driver

Jason Howard

Set Decorator

Katherine Huang

Assistant

Colin Hudson

Steadicam Operator

Louis Isman

Best Boy Grip

Tommy Izumi

Loader

Lizette K Jaimes

Office Assistant

Paula Kaatz

Costume Supervisor

Farah Kahn

Assistant

Ben Kaller

Photography

Dillon Kastner

Assistant

Lisa Keller

Painter

Carey Edward Kienitz Jr.

Accounting Assistant

Roger L King

Carpenter

Peter Kleidman

Executive Producer

Wayne Lamkay

Office Assistant

Raudlett K Lawrence

Carpenter

Kyle Lemire

Assistant Director

Tommy Lewis

Dresser

Carlos Limm

Carpenter

Jason Lindholm

Carpenter

Wayne Lindholm

Construction Coordinator

Brandon Linville

Accounting Assistant

Maryam Malakpour

Consultant

Rebecca Mangieri

Casting Director

Cliff Martinez

Music Composer

Scott Martinez

Assistant Camera

Captain Mauzner

Screenplay

Kevin Mcbride

Transportation Captain

Jeff Mcevoy

Editor

James M Mcewen

Gaffer

Ricky Mendez

Production Assistant

Guy Michaels

Driver

Myke Michaels

Makeup

Terri Middleton

Costumer

Christopher Miller

Location Manager

Matt Miller

Assistant Editor

Vanessa Morehouse

Assistant Camera

Brian Giuseppe Moreno

Assistant Camera

Luis Moreno

Craft Service

Steven A. Morrow

Sound Mixer

Christi Neubeiser

Assistant Location Manager

Nila Neukum

Script Supervisor

Jackie Nusco

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jeffrey M. O'brien

Property Master

Kelly O'brien

Casting Associate

Sean Paul O'connell

Swing Gang

Sean Paul O'connell

On-Set Dresser

Tom Ortenberg

Executive Producer

Yiotos Panayiotov

Consultant

Michael Paseornek

Producer

Franck Pelluchon

Driver

Franck Pelluchon

Craft Service

Kristen Persson

Set Costumer

Paul Postal

Rigging Gaffer

Scott Putman

Coproducer

Emily Rice

Post-Production Accountant

Jeffrey Rothrock

Carpenter

Patrick X Rousseau

Camera Operator

Patrick X Rousseau

Director Of Photography

Jonathan Rudnick

On-Set Dresser

Caron M Salzer

Construction

Garett Salzer

Carpenter

Todd Samovitz

Screenplay

Jeff Sanders

Stunts

Dawn Schiller-bristol

Consultant

Amy Schmidt

Assistant Director

George Schwab

Props Assistant

Roger Schweitzer

Video Playback

D Loriston Scott

Screenplay

Luke Scully

Assistant Director

Tom Seymour

Special Effects Assistant

Chad Shank

Assistant

William Smallwood

Driver

Daron Smith

Carpenter

John Spezzano

Dolly Grip

James D Streett

Special Effects Coordinator

Jorge Suarez

Painter

Joey Teller

Carpenter

David Torgerson

Driver

James Townsend

Assistant

Chester Tripp

Stunts

Vito Trotta

Hair

James Tsvetkofski

On-Set Dresser

David R Valdez

Painter

Kim Wannop

Art Assistant

Richard Wetzel

Makeup

Holly Wiersma

Producer

Gregory Willis

Driver

David Yellin

Electrician

Julie Yorn

Executive Producer

James Young

Driver

John Zachary

Art Director

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States October 17, 2003

Released in United States 2003

Released in United States Fall October 3, 2003

Released in United States on Video February 10, 2004

Shown at London Film Festival October 22-November 6, 2003.

Released in United States 2003 (Shown at London Film Festival October 22-November 6, 2003.)

Released in United States on Video February 10, 2004

Released in United States Fall October 3, 2003

Expanded Release in United States October 17, 2003