TV Movie | R | | Biography, Drama
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 Emilio Estevez's first choice to play the Film Professor was James Lipton, but because of the Toronto location shoot and Lipton's Inside the Actors Studio (1994) schedule, the role ultimately went to Peter Bogdanovich.
Art, what the hell are you looking for?
Artie Mitchell: The blow. The blow The blow!
When Jim is driving to Artie's place at the end of the film, when he leaves his house, it is pouring rain, and when he arrives at Artie's it is pouring rain, but between these two shots, there is a high altitude shot of his car on the Golden Gate Bridge, and not only is it not raining, but the ground is clearly not even wet.
There are two versions of the film available. The 'Unrated Version' is the cut first submitted by Emilio Estevez to the MPAA, who told him that unless he cut out 54 seconds, it would receive an NC-17 rating. Estevez made the requisite cuts, resulting in a 'R-rated Version', which was the one shown on TV in 2000. Both versions are now available on DVD. The main differences between the two versions are: