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Boogie Nights (1997)

 -  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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Eddie Adams would have been just another high-school drop-out had he not met the likes of adult film director Jack Horner. Horner transforms Eddie into Dirk Diggler, a rising-star actor with a special gift. Set in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the film is a tribute to the decor, style, culture, and social attitudes of the era. Written by John Selbie

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The life of a dreamer, the days of a business, and the nights in between. See more »

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

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31 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Pushing Thirteen  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 265,943 (Germany) (5 June 1998)

Gross:

DEM 265,943 (Germany) (5 June 1998)
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Dirk Diggler's habit of preparing for his scenes in the bathroom is based on John Holmes, who said he liked to rehearse in bathrooms because "it's usually the only room in the house that has a lock on the door". See more »

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A late 1970s scene shows a poster of Madonna, who was not publicly known until the mid 1980s. See more »

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[his one word prediction for the future of the porn industry]
Floyd Gondolli: Videotape.
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References Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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Fly, Robin, Fly
Written by Stephan Prager (as Stephen Prager) and Sylvester Levay
Performed by Silver Convention
Courtesy of Edition Butterfly / Roswitha Kunze
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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Another Academy snub!
4 May 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This is not so much of a review as it is a testament that it has been proven, yet again, that the Academy rewards money, not artistic accomplishment. And I must say I am saddened that this usually artistic and intelligent band of imbd members have left this off the top 250. Boogie Nights is powerful, raw, and gutsy through script, direction and acting. Very few movies can claim this triple crown.


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