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Boogie Nights (1997)

R | | Drama | 31 October 1997 (USA)
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The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 35 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Maurice t.t. Rodriguez (as Luis Guzman)
... Jack Horner
... Amber Waves
... Hot Traxx Waiter
... Reed Rothchild
... Becky Barnett
... Buck Swope
... Rollergirl
... Eddie Adams / Dirk Diggler
... Little Bill
Samson Barkhordarian ... Hot Traxx Chef
... Little Bill's Wife
Brad Braeden ... Big Stud
... Dirk's Mother
Lawrence Hudd ... Dirk's Father
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Storyline

Adult film director Jack Horner is always on the lookout for new talent and it's only by chance that he meets Eddie Adams who is working as a busboy in a restaurant. Eddie is young, good looking and plenty of libido to spare. Using the screen name Dirk Diggler, he quickly rises to the top of his industry winning awards year after year. Drugs and ego however come between Dirk and those around him and he soon finds that fame is fleeting. Written by garykmcd

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sex scenes with explicit dialogue, nudity, drug use, language and violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros [United States]

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Release Date:

31 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pushing Thirteen  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,168, 12 October 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,400,640

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,700,954
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Trivia

The character Buck Swope is a nod to Putney Swope (1969), a film by Robert Downey, Sr., who played Burt in the film. That film was a satire on the New York Madison Avenue advertising world, where an African-American was appointed President of an ad company, See more »

Goofs

At the attempted robbery at Rahad's house, Dirk opens the driver's side door to the Corvette and tried to get in. Rahad shoots the drivers side window out with Dirk right behind it. There is no way Dirk would not have been hit, but yet he rolls away unharmed. See more »

Quotes

Rahad Jackson: You want somethin' to drink? A little pill, a little coke, a little dope? I got everything!
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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.88 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

O Little Town of Bethlehem
(1868)
Music by Lewis H. Redner (uncredited)
Background music at Christmas
Courtesy of Starline Productions
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fearless sophomore effort from a very talented writer/director
29 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

One of my absolute favorite movies. Relaxed by the opening circus theme and then blasted by "Best of My Love," no movie has ever grabbed my attention so fast as with Boogie Nights. The opening steady-cam shot is one of the best. The rest of the movie doesn't drop off a bit. The music, the costumes, the shots and the drama are all phenomenal. The humor is great, too, and what makes it truly funny is that most of the time the characters aren't even trying to be funny. Just when it seems like PTA won't be able to top himself, the next scene brings with it something even more brilliant. And of course the ending...

What else can I say, I love this movie. Paul Thomas Anderson, you got "the touch."


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