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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 importance of family. In 1967, while studying film at San Francisco State, Jim's professor (Peter… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

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"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."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"...this just isn't an interesting story, with the Mitchell brothers making for truly unsympathetic protagonists."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"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."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It took extraordinary caution to make a film this boring from the Mitchell Brothers' story."
‑ Gary Mairs, culturevulture.net
"Intriguing, but Sheen and Estevez are not good enough to engross the viewer."
‑ Willie Waffle, WaffleMovies.com
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