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Production details

Release date1991
DirectorOliver Stone
GenreBiography, Drama, Music
Box Office$34,416,893 USD

Credits

Mario Kassarexecutive producer
Nicholas Clainosexecutive producer
Bill Grahamproducer
Brian Grazerexecutive producer
Sasha Harariproducer
A. Kitman Hoproducer
Joseph P. Reidyassociate producer (as Joseph Reidy)
Clayton Townsendassociate producer
Ron Howardexecutive producer (uncredited)
Catherine Meyersbay producer: EPK (uncredited)

Cast

Val KilmerJim Morrison
Meg RyanPamela Courson
Kyle MacLachlanRay Manzarek
Frank WhaleyRobby Krieger
Kevin DillonJohn Densmore
Michael WincottPaul Rothchild
Michael MadsenTom Baker
Josh EvansBill Siddons
Dennis BurkleyDog
Billy IdolCat
Kathleen QuinlanPatricia Kennealy
John DensmoreEngineer - Last Session
Gretchen BeckerMom
Jerry SturmDad
Sean StoneYoung Jim

Synopsis / summary

Oliver Stone's homage to 1960s rock group The Doors also doubles as a biography of the group's late singer, the "Electric Poet" Jim Morrison.

The movie follows Morrison from his days as a film student in Los Angeles to his death in Paris in 1971, at the age of 27.

The movie features a tour-de-force performance by Val Kilmer, who not only looks like Jim Morrison's long-lost twin brother, but also sounds so much like him that he did much of his own singing.

It has been written that even the surviving Doors had trouble distinguishing Kilmer's vocals from Morrison's originals.

Written by Denise P. Meyer

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