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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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1970s | 1980s | actor | nightclub | high school | 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  »

Box Office

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's first character is named John, a reference to real-life porn legend John Holmes, upon whom Dirk's character was based. Dirk mentioned that he had just came back from the Marines; Holmes spent some time in the Army. See more »

Goofs

When Little Bill complains to the cinematographer about his wife having sex with other men, he says, "My fucking wife's on the driveway with a fucking ass in her cock." Little Bill was supposed to say "My fucking wife's on the driveway with a fucking COCK in her ASS", but the director loved the way the incorrect line showed how angry and flustered Bill was, and left the scene intact. See more »

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Jack Horner: You know this is the film I want them to remember me by.
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As the credit for Robert Downey Sr. scrolls up the screen, the words "(a prince)" appear next to his name. See more »

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Featured in If We Picked the Winners (1998) See more »

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Disco Fever
Performed by Roger Webb
Courtesy of OGM Production Music
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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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