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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

Cast

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

Crew

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