Rated X


1h 55m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Based on the true story of San Francisco-based adult entertainment entrepreneurs Jim and Artie Mitchell. The story follows the Mitchell brothers from their troubled childhoods to their success in the porn industry. They fix up an old theater to show their movies--The O'Farrell Theater. A series of r

Film Details

Also Known As
X-Rated
Release Date
2000
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

Based on the true story of San Francisco-based adult entertainment entrepreneurs Jim and Artie Mitchell. The story follows the Mitchell brothers from their troubled childhoods to their success in the porn industry. They fix up an old theater to show their movies--The O'Farrell Theater. A series of raids and arrests by the police leads the brothers to win a landmark case for freedom of expression. A jealousy begins to form when it seems to Artie that Jim is getting all the credit. They produce "Behind the Green Door" in 1971 to great success. As the brothers get wealthier, they succumb to the easy availability of drugs and sex. The drug abuse gets out of control and destroys both their marriages. In the '80s, their movies begin to lose money; now in their early 40s, drugs and still controlling their lives and lead to constant fighting. Jim goes into detox, but Artie continues to fall more deeply into drugged-out dementia and becomes increasingly dangerous, leading to one brother killing the other.

Crew

Rachel Affolter

Makeup Assistant

Gerald Altenburg

Hair

Rhoda Ancill

Hair Stylist

David Aulicino

Casting

Matt Badger

On-Set Dresser

David Bailey

Post-Production Supervisor

Jennifer Baligian

Casting Associate

Jim Ballantine

Driver

Craig Bassett

Editor

Tyler Bates

Music

John Bekavac

Driver

Dick Berg

Producer

Matt Birman

Stunt Coordinator

Derek Brady

Location Manager

Ginny Campbell

Accounting Assistant

Adam Clark

Color Timer

John Coupland

Driver

Scott Craven

Lighting

Cassandra Cronenberg

Assistant Director

Catherine Currie

Other

David Divenanzo

Driver

John Dondertman

Production Designer

Joseph Doto

On-Set Dresser

David Forrest

Executive Producer

Garnet Geibracht

Wardrobe Assistant

Ava Gerlitz

Photography

Jen Gillespie

Art Assistant

Linda Gillespie

Other

Dede Gilser

Office Assistant

Stephanie Gorin

Casting

Vaan Gouweleeuw

Makeup Artist

Ron Gwynne

Assistant Location Manager

Carmen Hanson

Wardrobe Assistant

Lindsay Hoffman

Production Assistant

David Hollander

Screenplay

Alex Hooper

Lead Set Dresser

Reni Hoz

Assistant Camera Operator

Mindy Jenkins

Production Accountant

Bill Johnson

Production Consultant

Brock Jolliffe

Special Effects

Tony Kadell

Assistant Editor

Beth Klein

Casting

Stacey Knocker

Other

Doug Koyanagi

Driver

Kevin Lafferty

Unit Production Manager

Noreen Landry

Costume Designer

Roger Laprairie

Color

Eleanor Lavender

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Marzena Lediard

Office Assistant

Rick Leger

Generator Operator

Kathy Levitt

Stock Footage

Bruce Lyne

On-Set Dresser

Tammy Maclean

On-Set Dresser

Alex Makrygiannis

Production Assistant

Shelley Mansell

Assistant Costume Designer

Allan Marcil

Producer

Britt Matheson

Art Department

Jerome Mccann

Transportation Supervisor

David Mccumber

Book As Source Material

Renay Mcgowan

Post-Production Coordinator

Kent Mcintyre

Other

Sean Mcloughlin

Art Assistant

Anne Meredith

Screenplay

Tim Merkel

Steadicam Operator

Maureen Mestan

Hair Stylist

Laurie Mirsky

Assistant Director

Karen Mitchell

Production Consultant

Rick Mitchell

Driver

John Moran

Art Assistant

Michelle Morris

Assistant Director

Daniel Narduzzi

Dolly Grip

Lisa Niedenthal

Coproducer

Jesse O'connor

On-Set Dresser

Megan O'neill

Assistant Location Manager

James Oswald

Art Director

David Owen

Lighting Technician

David Pamplin

Key Grip

Effy Papadopoulos

Assistant Director

Carol Pears

Script Supervisor

Ann Peiponen

Assistant Costume Designer

Bryan Pennington

Consultant

Franchie Pir

Hair Assistant

Robert C Rodriguez

Post-Production Coordinator

Derreck Roemer

Props Assistant

Beau Rogers

Executive Producer

Neil Roy

Grip

Jordan Samuel

Makeup Artist

Robin Sarafinchan

Production Coordinator

Paul Sarossy

Director Of Photography

Karen Sharp

Accounting Assistant

Evan Siegel

Transportation Coordinator

Bill Sims

Driver

Doug Slater

Art Assistant

Brendan Smith

Set Decorator

Hassan Smith

Post-Production Assistant

Norman Snider

Screenplay

Chris Stagg

Grip

Sheelagh Stewart

Production

Nigel Sutherland

Electrician

Maz Taebi

Driver

Kirsta Teague

Assistant Camera Operator

Allyn Terry

Electrician

Paul Thompson

Video Assist/Playback

John J Thomson

Sound Mixer

Chad Tomasoski

Post-Production Supervisor

Scott Tremblay

Electrician

Jeff Tuckwell

Camera Trainee

Andres Vosu

Transportation Captain

Alison Waxman

Assistant Production Coordinator

Deeanna Wendel

Accounting Assistant

Mark Willis

Camera Operator

Chris Wilson

Grip

Shannon Marie Wilson

Wardrobe Supervisor

Stefan Wisiowski

Driver

Tracy Wynn

Production Assistant

Alan Zielonko

Boom Operator

Film Details

Also Known As
X-Rated
Release Date
2000
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States January 2000

Aired in United States May 13, 2000

Released in United States on Video February 6, 2001

Originally in development for HBO.

Previous title: "X-Rated."

Began shooting May 31, 1999.

Completed shooting July 15, 1999.