October 24th, 2003


more trailers Wonderland

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In the police investigation of a brutal crime scene, one man was at the center of it all: legendary porn star John Holmes.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 6.6/10 (13,764 voted)

Critic's Score: 43/100

Director: James Cox

Stars: Val Kilmer, Lisa Kudrow, Kate Bosworth

John Holmes was a legend of the porn industry and revered in circles as a stud. But in 1981, years after his successful career and star fading, Holmes was a desperate man with his own internal demons to live up to. He's estranged from his wife, holding onto a relationship with his teenage mistress, and living as a junkie in search of his next fix. But one fateful night left four people dead and John as a key suspect in one of the most grisly murders in Los Angeles. Was he partly responsible for what happened at Wonderland Avenue?

Writers: James Cox, Captain Mauzner

Kate Bosworth - Dawn Schiller
Carrie Fisher - Sally Hansen
Val Kilmer - John Holmes
Kim Marriner - Reporter (as Kim Marriner)
Dylan McDermott - David Lind
Michael Pitt - Gopher(scenes deleted)
Alexis Dziena - Gopher's Girlfriend(scenes deleted)
Karen LaKritz - Bartender (as Karen Lakritz)
Steve Cox - Guy at Bar
Josh Lucas - Ron Launius
Louis Lombardi - Slim Jim
Franky G - Louis Cruz (as Franky G.)
Ted Levine - Sam Nico
Russell Sams - Cherokee
Chris Cioffi - Letterman Meathead

Taglines: Sex, drugs, murder. Welcome to L.A.


Official Website: Metro Films [France] |

Release Date: 24 October 2003

Filming Locations: L.A.P.D. Hollywood Station - 1358 Wilcox Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $5,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $91,798 (USA) (5 October 2003) (5 Screens)

Gross: $2,466,444 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The film was only an 18 day shoot and is based on the true story of the infamous "Four on the Floor" aka "Wonderland" murders.

Continuity: When John picks up Dawn at Sally Hansen's they have sex in the bathroom. As they begin John pulls down Dawn's shorts and underwear. When Sally bursts in, they are still having sex, but Dawn's underwear is now back on.

John Holmes: Where do you want to go?
Dawn: Anywhere. Everywhere.

User Review

One of the best of the 2003!


I found "Wonderland" to be an excellent movie. What it does so well is place a marker on the people who were involved in that massacre (both the victims and the murderers). It also illustrates the slow and fatal decline of John Holmes from his post-porno world to the beginning of his death from AIDS, and this was the best role I ever saw Val Kilmer play. Eric Bogosian also plays his part well, and this is the best I have seen him since "Talk Radio".

This movie also has a soul for the period, and made me remember that time of my life (I was away in college at the time). It is rare that this good a movie comes out.

Needless to say, I highly recommend this movie.