Boogie Nights (1997) - Plot Summary Poster


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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
  • 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
  • Eddie Adams, a young man working in a nightclub, is discovered by porn director Jack Horner, who soon puts Eddie, renamed Dirk Diggler, and his "talent" on the top of the pornography industry. But when the 1980s arrive, Dirk and his colleagues in the porn industry have to cope with a new era as well as the baggage they bring with them from the 1970s.

    - Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>
  • Eddie is an aspiring actor who gets discovered by Jack Horner, a porn director who considers his job an art form. Eddie then changes his name to Dirk Diggler and gets sucked in the lifestyle and relationships of the pornography industry of the late-1970s.

    - Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>
  • The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

    - Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@imdb.com>


The movie opens in the year 1977 in Los Angeles. Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds), a film director, and Amber Waves (Julianne Moore)...

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