Brothers Jim and Artie Mitchell owned the O'Farrell Theater, an X-rated venue in San Francisco. They produced such legendary adult films as 1972's "Behind the Green Door," which cost $60,000 to make and earned over $25 million. The brothers used the proceeds to open theaters throughout California, and for a while they were the smut kings of the Golden State.
Younger brother Artie became addicted to drugs and alcohol, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. On Feb. 27, 1991, Jim shot him to death in what his defense lawyers characterized as "an intervention gone awry." He was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to six years in prison.
In 2000, Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez portrayed the Mitchells in the Showtime movie "Rated X."