Rated X (2001)


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Having created an empire on girly shows and skin flicks, Jim Mitchell and Artie Mitchell achieved mainstream success with Behind the Green Door (1972), one of only a handful of hardcore porn movies to do so. Brothers Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen star in the film about the life and troubled times of porn's dynamic duo. Opening with the 1991 fratricidal murder of Artie (Sheen) at the hands of Jim (Estevez, who also directs), the film flashes back to their father lecturing them on the … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Television
Directed By:
Written By: Norman Snider, Anne Meredith, David Hollander
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 6, 2001
Showtime Networks Inc.


as Artie Mitchell

as Jim Mitchell

as Marilyn Chambers

as Meredith

as J.R. Mitchell

as Karen Mitchell

as Georgia Mae

as Young Jim

as Teenage Jim

as Young Artie

as George McDonald

as Teenage Artie

as First Grade Teacher

as Principal Evans

as Principal's Secretar...

as Demonstrator

as Film Professor

as Bill Boyer

as Jon Fontana

as Hippie Girl

as San Francisco Cop

as Det. Solly Weiner

as Michael Kennedy

as Reporter

as Robert De Salvo

as FBI Agent

as `Green Door' M.C.

as Co-Worker

as George McDonald

as Policeman

as Policeman

as Josh, the Tennis Coa...

as Lifeguard

as Jamie, the `Actress'

as Preacher

as Young Aaron

as Young Liberty

as Shrieking Girl

as Infant Liberty

as Older Aaron

as Older Caleb

as Principal Evans

as Karen Mitchell
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Critic Reviews for Rated X

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

The brother angle does give this story a distinctive dimension, and the brothers Estevez and Sheen, their pates shaved to help them represent the odd-looking Mitchells, do an uncanny, genuinely impressive job.

Full Review… | February 4, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

The film inevitably streamlines and neatens up the Mitchell's spectacularly messy lives. But for anyone who missed the short but influential era of porno chic, it's an eye-opener, a primer on how we got here from there.

Full Review… | February 4, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Intriguing, but Sheen and Estevez are not good enough to engross the viewer.

April 3, 2004

...this just isn't an interesting story, with the Mitchell brothers making for truly unsympathetic protagonists.

Full Review… | August 1, 2003
Reel Film Reviews

It took extraordinary caution to make a film this boring from the Mitchell Brothers' story.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000

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