Rated X (film)

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Rated X
Rated X unrated DVD cover.jpg
Unrated DVD cover
Genre Biographical
Distributed by Showtime
Directed by Emilio Estevez
Produced by Allan Marcil
Screenplay by Norman Snider
Based on X-Rated 
by David McCumber
Starring Charlie Sheen
Emilio Estevez
Music by Tyler Bates
Cinematography Paul Sarossy
Editing by Craig Bassett
Production company District
Country United States
Language English
Original channel Showtime
Release date
  • January 25, 2000 (2000-01-25) (Sundance)
  • May 13, 2000 (2000-05-13)
Running time 115 minutes
No. of episodes 1

Rated X is a 2000 American television film starring brothers Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez, with the latter also directing. Based on the nonfiction book X-Rated by David McCumber, the film chronicles the story of the Mitchell brothers, Jim and Artie Mitchell, who were pioneers in the pornography and strip club businesses in San Francisco in the 1970s and 1980s. The film focuses on the making of their most profitable film, Behind the Green Door.



The film was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, Hamilton, Ontario, and Toronto, Ontario.[1]


Rated X was first screened at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2000 before making its network debut on May 13.


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