The Doors Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

Summary: Oliver Stone's homage to 60's 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 movies 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.
Runtime: 140 min
Rating: Rated R for heavy drug content, and for strong sexuality and language.
Production: Imagine Entertainment
Genres: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Aug 27, 1997
Director Credit
Oliver Stone Director
Writer Credit
Oliver Stone Written By
Randall Jahnson Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Meg Ryan Pamela Courson
Val Kilmer Jim Morrison
Cast Credit
Billy Idol Cat
Dennis Burkley Dog
Frank Whaley Robby Krieger
Gretchen Becker Mom
Jerry Sturm Dad
John Densmore Engineer - Last Session
Josh Evans Bill Siddons
Kathleen Quinlan Patricia Kennealy
Kevin Dillon John Densmore
Kyle MacLachlan Ray Manzarek
Michael Madsen Tom Baker
Michael Wincott Paul Rothchild
Sean Stone Young Jim
Producer Credit
A. Kitman Ho Producer
Bill Graham Producer
Brian Grazer Executive Producer
Catherine Meyers Bay Producer: EPK
Clayton Townsend Associate Producer
Joseph P. Reidy Associate Producer
Mario Kassar Executive Producer
Nicholas Clainos Executive Producer
Ron Howard Executive Producer
Sasha Harari Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: