This true-life murder mystery takes a RASHOMON-type approach to the subject, telling us the story from various points of view. The film deals with the Wonderland Murders in Hollywood, which involved L.A.’s top club owner Eddie Nash (Eric Bogosian, IGBY GOES DOWN) and porn star John Holmes (Val Kilmer, TOMBSTONE). The problem with the film's varying points of view is that they more than muddle the truth they muddle the story as well.
Holmes was known in the porn industry as Johnny Wadd for his 14-inch penis, but the film doesn’t really deal with John as a porn star, but more as a washed-up celeb, strung out on drugs and desperate for money. The tale of the murders at the house on Wonderland Drive begins with thief David Lind (Dylan McDermott, TV’s THE PRACTICE) telling his version of events that led to the murders. He implements Holmes as the idea man behind a robbery at Nash’s house, which led Nash to kill Lind’s girlfriend Barbara (Natasha Gregson Wagner, HIGH FIDELITY) and fellow robbers Ron Launius (Josh Lucas, SWEET HOME ALABAMA) and Bill Deverell (Timothy Blake Nelson, GOOD GIRL) among others. Then we get Holmes’ tale, which blames everyone else. Trapped in Holmes’ nightmare life are his teenage girlfriend Dawn (Kate Bosworth, BLUE CRUSH) and his wife Sharon (Lisa Kudrow, TV’s FRIENDS).