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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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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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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)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 265,943 (Germany) (5 June 1998)

Gross:

DEM 265,943 (Germany) (5 June 1998)
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Little Bill's promiscuous wife is played by real-life porn star Nina Hartley. See more »

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During the pool party scene, the underwater swimming girl gets up. The camera pans as she passes, and the dark reflection of the cameraman holding the underwater camera is visible in the sliding glass door. 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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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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Afternoon Delight
Written by Bill Danoff (as William Danoff)
Performed by Starland Vocal Band
Courtesy of Cherry Lane Music Publishing Co., Inc., OBO Windsong Records
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One of the best films of 1997!
11 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rented Boogie Nights last week and I could tell you, when I watched the film I had a blast. If you think that when you watch the film you will get sicked by the porn. I mean yes, if your not a porn person who can't bother being by it, than this isn't the film to see. But the thing is, the whole film isn't really about porn. Well halfway through the film is about the porn industry but the other half is about the character development and the bad situations these characters go through. The actors played there roles perfect, especially Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly, and William H. Macy. The sex scenes, of course are terrific but mainly focus on the character's hype in porn films until there struggles. Excellent film, one of the best!

Hedeen's Outlook: 10/10 **** A+


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