Wonderland is a 2003 crime film based on the real life Wonderland Murders that happened in 1981. It stars ValKilmer as the famous porn star John Holmes, and Kate Bosworth as his underage girlfriend. John Holmes is suspected as playing a part in the four murders, and he and David Lind provide different perspectives on what happened during the robbery of Eddie Nash.
!!This film provides examples of:
* ASimplePlan: Robbing Eddie Nash was far more dangerous then the Wonderland gang could have imagined.
* AssholeVictim: Launius and his cohorts (With the exception of the wives) were murderous, unstable drug addicts. They still didn't deserve the particular fate They get though.
* AxCrazy: Eddie Nash and Ron Launius. Launius was actually far worse in real life. At the time of his death, he was a suspect in 27 open homicides.
* [[ShowerOfAngst Bath of Angst]]: Two; Dawn after pimping herself out to Eddie Nash and Holmes after the Wonderland murders.
* TheBadGuyWins: the "WhereAreTheyNow?" end states that Eddie Nash was acquitted of the charge of having ordered the Wonderland Murders and that, at the time of the movie, he was living in California as a free man. Probably enjoying the profits of his life of crime.
* BeardOfEvil: Ron Launius.
* BerserkButton: John Holmes pushes Ronny's berserk button a couple of times.
* BiggusDickus: John Holmes, of course.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Eddie Nash can be a nice guy at times but is a soulless bastard underneath it.
* HistoricalVillainDowngrade: Ron Launius was far more sociopathic and violent than he is portrayed here (Not that he's the poster child for stability here). He was a suspect in twenty-seven open homicides at the time of his death.
* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: During the robbery David Lind accidentally shoots one of Nash's guards, it doesn't kill or heavily injure him though.
* ManipulativeBastard: Holmes is sometimes this to his girlfriend and ex-wife. But it doesn't work so much with the latter.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Eddie get's revenge by getting his henchman and Holmes to [[spoiler:break into the Wonderland gang's apartment and beating Ron, Deverell, Richardson and Miller to death with steel pipes. It's a very violent and intense scene.]]
* OnlyAFleshWound: Lynn refers to his shooting of a bodyguard in the back as this. Subverted in that its clear to viewers it isn't.
* OnlySaneMan: Both Holmes and David Lynn try to pass themselves off as this in Their stories. Both are probably lying but John's version sounds closer to the truth as, unlike Lynn, he is willing to admit he isn't that sane.
* RareGuns: Ronny has a pair antique revolvers that he's trying to sell, but he never actually uses them himself.
* SanitySlippage: We see John Holmes just after the Wonderland murders and with blood all over his clothes and face, and he is very shaken and unstable.
* ScaryBlackMan: Some of Eddie Nash's bodyguards.
* TheCameo: Paris Hilton is on Eddie's boat, but it's brief. Don't let that turn you off from seeing the movie though.
* WhiteDwarfStarlet: John Holmes is on his way down career wise and knows it.