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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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Maurice TT Rodriguez (as Luis Guzman)
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Hot Traxx Waiter
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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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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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DEM 265,943 (Germany) (5 June 1998)

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DEM 265,943 (Germany) (5 June 1998)
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Choreographer Adam Shankman taught the cast some popular 1970s dance steps. See more »

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In Eddie's room at his parent's house, one poster on the bedroom wall shows Richard Petty's STP-sponsored 1984 Pontiac Grand Prix. See more »

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Jack Horner: Don't just ram it in there like that, this is not a hole in the wall pal, it's Rollergirl.
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Off the Road
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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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