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Boogie Nights (1997)

R | | Drama | 31 October 1997 (USA)
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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Box Office

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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Trivia

Alfred Molina had never heard either "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield or "Sister Christian" by Night Ranger, which both of which sings along to in the film. He spent three days repeatedly playing them until he knew them. See more »

Goofs

When Dirk is recording vocals in the studio, the shadow of the boom mic is visible on the wall behind him when the camera pans to the left. See more »

Quotes

Joe: [as Dirk is in his truck and trying to rub his penis to get an erection] Come on!
Dirk: [Dirk stops] I can't! I can't get it hard, right? I can't. I'm sorry!
[another truck suddenly pulls up with a group of guys]
Joe: You just shouldn't do this sort of thing, you faggot!
[punches Dirk]
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The title is shown on a movie theater marquee in the opening shot. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: The Cad and the Hat (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Fooled Around and Fell in Love
Written by Elvin Bishop
Performed by Elvin Bishop
Courtesy of Polydor Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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A film to remember Burt Reynolds by
28 October 2004 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

The brilliance of this story delivers at least one skillfully crafted message to each viewer in the audience. This story is about success, it's about failure. It's about the choices you make in life and the choices others make for you. The story deals with self realization and determination on a scale so large, no camera angle could cover it. Within the grasp of each scene is resides an element marked for depiction within your imagination. Keep this in mind as you watch the movie; it's more than eye candy. The sexually suggestive, rarely explicit scenes serve only to distract and entertain you during the tedious process of character development.


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