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The Doors Details


Val Kilmer delivers what was considered one of 1991's best performances as Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's hallucinatory bio-pic of the seminal 1960s rock group The Doors. Stone cuts a jagged swath through Morrison's life, starting with a childhood memory where Morrison sees an elderly Indian dying by the roadside. It picks up with Morrison's arrival in California and his assimilation into the Venice Beach culture, followed by his film school days at UCLA; his introduction to his girlfriend Pamela Courson (Meg Ryan); his first encounters with Ray Manzarek (Kyle MacLachlan); and the origin of The Doors -- made up of Manzarek, Robby Kreiger (Frank Whaley), and John Densmore (Kevin Dillon). As the fame of The Doors grows, Morrison's obsession with death increases. The band grows weary of Morrison's missed recording sessions and no-shows at concerts. Morrison, meanwhile, sinks deeper into a drug-induced haze, having mystical sexual encounters with Patricia Kennealy (Kathleen Quinlan), an older rock journalist involved with sadomasochism and witchcraft. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:March 1, 1991


Val Kilmer
as Jim Morrison
Meg Ryan
as Pamela Courson
Kyle MacLachlan
as Ray Manzarek
Frank Whaley
as Robby Krieger
Kevin Dillon
as John Densmore
Michael Madsen
as Tom Baker
Kathleen Quinlan
as Patricia Kennealy
Michael Wincott
as Paul Rothchild
Dennis Burkley
as Dog
Josh Evans
as Bill Siddons
Christina Fulton
as Nico
Crispin Glover
as Andy Warhol
Charlie Spradling
as CBS Girl Backstage
Jack McGee
as Miami Cop
Michele Bronson
as New York Groupie
Stanley White
as New Haven Cop
Rodney A. Grant
as Patron at Barney's
Billy Hopkins
John Densmore
as Engineer-Last Session
Dennis Ott
Jacqui Bell
as Whiskey Girl
Kristina Hare
as Partygoer
Oliver Stone
as UCLA Film Professor
Steve Reevis
as Indian in Desert
Debi Mazar
as Whiskey Girl
Nick Cassavetes
Titus Welliver
as Macing Cop
Christopher Lawford
as New York Journalist
Danny Sullivan
as New Haven Cop
Sergio Premoli
as Patron at The Whiskey
William Kunstler
as Miami Attorney
Hawthorne James
as Chuck Vincent
Kendall Deichen
as Little Sister
Billy Vera
as Miami Promoter
Bonnie Bramlett
as Bartender
Eagle-Eye Cherry
as Roadie
Carmella Runnels
as Indian at the Outdoor Concert
Deborah Lupard
as New York Journalist
Gretchen Becker
as Mom
Richard Rifkin
as New York Journalist
Bruce MacVittie
as UCLA Student
Davidson Thomson
as High Priest
Allan Graf
as Miami Cop
Harmonica Fats
as Blues Singer on Venice Boardwalk
Kelly Leach
as Birthday Girl
Mark Moses
as Jac Holzman
Sam Whipple
as Sullivan's Producer
Will Jordan
as Ed Sullivan
Josie Bissett
as Robby Krieger's Girlfriend
Mimi Rogers
as Magazine Photographer
Annie McEnroe
as Secretary
Rion Hunter
as Indian in Desert
Victoria Seeger
as Whiskey Girl
Kelly Hu
as Dorothy
Bill Graham
as New Haven Concert Promoter
Lisa Edelstein
as Makeup Artist
Brad von Beltz
as Hippie at Party
Dani Klein
as New York Journalist
Frank Military
as Bruce Botnick
John Capodice
as Jerry
Lydia Peterkoch
Richard Rutowski
Tudor Sherrard
as Office Publicist
Jennifer Rubin
as Edie Sedgwick
Wes Studi
as Indian in Desert
Keith Reddin
as Miami Journalist
Peter Crombie
as Associate Lawyer
David Allen Brooks
as Roadie
Cristen Weldon
as Girl in Car
Frank Girardeau
as Police Lieutenant
Paul Williams
as Warhol PR
Bernie Telsey
as Young Man with Pam
Sean Stone
as Young Jim
Debbie Falconer
as John Densmore's Girlfriend
Claire Stansfield
as Warhol Eurosnob
Eric Burdon
as Backstage Manager
Jad Mager
as Office P.A
Laura Esterman
as New York Journalist
Patricia Kennealy
as Wicca Priestess
Tim Guinee
Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman
as Shaman
Andrew Lauer
as UCLA Student
John Forristal
as Bouncer
Costas Mandylor
as Italian Count
Erik Dellums
as Hairdresser at the Sullivan Show
Jerry Sturm
as Dad
Leonard Crow Dog
as Indian at the Outdoor Concert
Ashley Stone
as New York Journalist
Bernt Kuhlman
as Warhol Eurosnob
Jennifer Tilly


Oliver Stone
Nicholas Clainos
Sasha Harari
Bill Graham
A. Kitman Ho
Ralph L. Thomas
John Randal Johnson
Oliver Stone
Robert Richardson
Ray Manzarek
Composer (Music Score)
Robby Krieger
Composer (Music Score)
Joe Hutshing
David Brenner
Barbara Ling
Production Designer
Larry Fulton
Art Director
Joseph P. Reidy
Associate Producer
Clayton Townsend
Associate Producer
Brian Grazer
Executive Producer
Nicholas Clainos
Executive Producer
Mario Kassar
Executive Producer
Lisette Thomas
Set Designer
Cricket Rowland
Set Designer
Steve Arnold
Set Designer
Marlene Stewart
Costume Designer
Bill Landrum