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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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Storyline

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)  »

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Pushing Thirteen  »

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

The donut shop where Buck Swope encounters the robbery is Miss Donuts on Sherman Way between Lindley Ave. and Reseda Blvd. Further down the street is a church that used to be a boxing ring and rock club. The nightclub exterior scenes were filmed there. The Reseda Theatre, the nightclub, the church, the dirt parking lot, the donut shop, and the storefront where the kid gets beaten up are all on Sherman Way between Reseda and Lindley. See more »

Goofs

When Maggie asks Eddie if he's all right before his first shoot, she puts her hand on his face in the close up, and then takes her hand away. In the next shot, she begins to pull her hand away again. See more »

Quotes

Amber Waves: Too many things too many things too many things... I wanna go for a walk. Let's go for a walk.
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Crazy Credits

Towards the end of the credits, Mark Wahlberg's character speaks. See more »

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Referenced in Bride of Chucky (1998) See more »

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Machine Gun
Written by Milan Williams
Performed by The Commodores
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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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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