Starring Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley, Kevin Dillon, Michael Wincott, Michael Madsen , Billy Idol, Dennis Burkley, Kathleen Quinlan, Josh Evans, John Densmore, Mimi Rogers, Oliver Stone
In 1965, Jim meets Ray Manzarek in a UCLA film class. Jim writes poems, Ray plays the organ, they decide to try their luck and form a group called the "Doors" with guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Desmore. The group draws crowds to their first shows in the small clubs on Sunset Strip. The Doors music, lyrics and especially their lifestyle speak to an entire generation. Jim is inspired by two women, Pamela and Patricia and is open about his attraction to drugs. On stage he seems to be in a state of grace. But his life is a path that inevitably leads to a mysterious and premature death.