Rated X (film)

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Rated X
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Based onX-Rated
by David McCumber
Screenplay byDavid Hollander Norman Snider
Directed byEmilio Estevez
StarringCharlie Sheen
Emilio Estevez
Theme music composerTyler Bates
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes1
Producer(s)Allan Marcil
CinematographyPaul Sarossy
Editor(s)Craig Bassett
Running time115 minutes
Production company(s)District
Original networkShowtime
Original release
  • January 25, 2000 (2000-01-25) (Sundance)
  • May 13, 2000 (2000-05-13)

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, 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. It also portrays Artie's descent into drug addiction and increasingly erratic behavior, culminating in his murder at Jim's hands.



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.


  1. ^ "Internet Movie Database - List of Films shot in Hamilton, Ontario". Retrieved 2008-01-29.

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