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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


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


Oliver Stone
Bill Graham
Sasha Harari
Nicholas Clainos
A. Kitman Ho
John Randal Johnson
Ralph L. Thomas
Oliver Stone
Robert Richardson
Robby Krieger
Composer (Music Score)
Ray Manzarek
Composer (Music Score)
Joe Hutshing
David Brenner
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