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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 29 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

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Hot Traxx Waiter
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Pushing Thirteen  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$50,168 (USA) (10 October 1997)

Gross:

$26,384,919 (USA) (10 April 1998)
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Burt Reynolds apparently did the first day's shooting as Jack Horner using an Irish accent. By the next day, he was back to sounding like himself. See more »

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In 1977, when Eddie, Reed, and Scotty buy outfits in a clothing store, the bay window behind Scotty shows 1990s minivans and SUVs driving by. See more »

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Todd Parker: We're not leaving yet. We're here now, and we want something else from you. Hey... hey, hey, hey, hey! Hey! We want something else from you.
Rahad Jackson: ...What?
Dirk: Todd, what the hell are you doing man? Let's just go.
Todd Parker: In the master bedroom... under the bed... in a floor safe. Understand?
Dirk: What the fuck is the matter with you Todd, let's go! Come on, man!
Reed Rothchild: Todd!
Todd Parker: Shhhut up Dirk. I t... I told you I got a plan. I got a very good plan.
Rahad Jackson: Are you-are you kidding me, kitty?
Todd Parker: Nah, I'm not, see? I'm not kidding. I want ...
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Referenced in The Hard Times of RJ Berger: The Better Man (2011) See more »

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Performed by Roger Webb
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A great film
4 December 2003 | by (Glen Allen, VA) – See all my reviews

One of the things that I like about PT Anderson, is that he has the guts to take talent that most people push to the side or have pushed to the side and makes them stars. Case in point, a washed-up... Burt Reynolds delivers a great performance in this film. And if proving Adam Sander can be a great actor (Punch Drunk Love) wasn't enough... here comes Mark Whalburg... like you've never seen before.

I think many people pass up "Boogie Nights" cause they are anti-porn, or just flat out hate the adult industry and can't overlook that aspect of this film. But underneath that is a great story about characters losing everything and battle to regain themselves. There is a beautiful film... and it's too bad that enough people see that.


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