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Boogie Nights (1997) Poster

(1997)

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Remake of 

The Dirk Diggler Story (1988) (Short)

References 

Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
One of the musical refrains that is continually repeated throughout 'Sweet Smell of Success' is heard nearly note for note in Boogie Nights.
I Am Cuba (1964)
The scene in which a young woman is followed into the pool by a camera is an homage to a similar scene in Soy Cuba.
Putney Swope (1969)
Catch-22 (1970)
Title referenced.
Is There Sex After Death? (1971)
Reed Rothchild's magic act involving a woman who loses her clothes is a direct reference to Merkin the Magician, billed as "the only X-rated magic act in the world" who inadvertently makes a woman's clothes diasappear in Is There Sex After Death? Robert Downey, Sr. also appears in both films.
Enter the Dragon (1973)
There is an 'Enter the Dragon' poster in Eddie's bedroom.
Serpico (1973)
There is a picture of Serpico in Eddie's bedroom.
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Buck Swope's "Black Cowboy" look references 'Blazing Saddles'.
Tell Them Johnny Wadd Is Here (1976)
The scene where Dirk violently slaps a woman for insulting him is identical to a scene in 'Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here'.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Reed is said to look like Han Solo. Buck Swope refers to a "TK421 modification" on his stereo, with the serial number of the stormtrooper that Luke Skywalker impersonated on the Death Star.
Eruption (1977)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
The disco dancing in the "Success" montage. Also, Eddie has posters of Bruce Lee and the movie Serpico in his bedroom just like Tony Manero.
Telefon (1977)
A 'Telefon' poster is visible on the theater in the opening scenes.
Blonde Fire (1978)
The setting of the porn scene with Jessie and Dirk is identical to a scene in 'Blond Fire'.
China Cat (1978)
The restaurant scene in "Brock Landers: Angels Live in My Town" re-creates a nearly identical scene from this film.
Raging Bull (1980)
The final scene is a reference to De Niro at the end of Raging Bull, talking to himself in the mirror and saying "I'm the boss" over and over, except Wahlberg says "You're a star"
Exhausted: John C. Holmes, the Real Story (1981)
The documentary directed by Amber Waves is a reference to similar scenes in Exhausted.
Fallen Angels (1985) (Video)
Dirk Diggler tells Jack Horner: "I could do it again if you need a close-up." This is nearly identical to the story told by Greg in Fallen Angels. The scenes with Hal Freeman during the adult film shoot are also referenced, including the outdoor bar scene next to a swimming pool and his instructions to the cast.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Burt Reynold's character tells Mark Wahlberg to "Stop this Mickey Mouse bullshit." R. Lee Ermey says "What is this Mickey Mouse shit?" in Full Metal Jacket.
Shattered Innocence (1988) (TV Movie)
Casualties of War (1989)
Todd's monologue detailing the specs of Dirk's cadillac is taken from 'Casualties of War'; John C. Reilly featured in both films.
On the Prowl (1989) (Video)
The sequence in the limo entitled "On the Lookout" is directly inspired by the limo scenes in Jamie Gillis' "On the Prowl."
Goodfellas (1990)
Numerous shots and scenes are duplicated.
La Haine (1995)
Casino (1995)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
The sum of "five grand / five thousand dollars", is said back and forth between characters.
Hard Eight (1996)
Floyd Gondolli's name is taken from the names Jimmy lists in the film.

Referenced in 

Orgazmo (1997)
Both films allude to adult film industry, the filmmaking process and stars of porn.
Saturday Night Live: Jon Lovitz/Jane's Addiction (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Siskel & Ebert: Gattaca/The House of Yes/A Life Less Ordinary/FairyTale: A True Story/Sunday (1997) (TV Episode)
Still is shown in the "Now in Theaters" bumper. Two thumbs up.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Jackie Treehorn's dialogue about making porn with story and "feelings" instead of mindless smut mirrors the similar speech Jack Horner makes in Boogie Nights.
WWF Raw: Episode #6.20 (1998) (TV Episode)
TV debut of Val Venis, who was derived from Dirk Diggler.
Boogie Girls (1998) (Video)
similar title/takes place in the 70's
Strangers with Candy: Bogie Nights (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
Wadd: The Life & Times of John C. Holmes (1999)
Displayed under P.T. Anderson's name
Three Kings (1999)
Saturday Night Live: Heather Graham/Marc Anthony (1999) (TV Episode)
Rollergirl appears on The Ladies Man
Magnolia (1999)
Bootie Nights (1999) (Video)
similar title
NYPD Blue: Loogie Nights (2000) (TV Episode)
title reference
Cut (2000)
A character mentions this movie.
Family Guy: Fifteen Minutes of Shame (2000) (TV Episode)
"That fat guy from Boogie Nights"
Scary Movie (2000)
Brenda is stabbed for talking through this movie
Gilmore Girls: Kiss and Tell (2000) (TV Episode)
Dean suggests it as a potential "movie night" movie
Rockabilly (2000) (Video)
Blow (2001)
The Simpsons: Road Rage (2001) (Video Game)
"Loogie Night" advertised on theatre marquee in the Entertainment District level.
The King of Queens: Dougie Nights (2002) (TV Episode)
title reference
Dog Eat Dog (2002) (Short)
The New Guy (2002)
on shelf in record store
Porn 'n Chicken (2002) (TV Movie)
At a porn-themed costume party, a girl dresses as Rollergirl
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) (Video Game)
Camp (2003)
Vlad has a "Boogie Nights" poster on his bedroom wall.
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
In Alfred Molina's short, the actors mention this movie.
Wonderland (2003)
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) (Video)
one-sheet poster displayed
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Top Gear: Episode #4.6 (2004) (TV Episode)
Jeremy mentions Dirk Diggler
Father of the Pride: Larry's Debut, and Sweet Darryl Hannah Too (2004) (TV Episode)
Snack is talking about what a multi-layered actor Burt is and lists several of his movies and his TV show.
The O.C.: The Blaze of Glory (2005) (TV Episode)
Sandy mentions this movie to Julie.
Still Swingin' (2005) (TV Movie)
Title referenced.
The Money Shot (2005) (Video)
Characters reference the film by name in dialogue.
Cloud 9 (2006)
sequence where Billy Cole gets idea and then meets strippers
The King of Queens: Buggie Nights (2006) (TV Episode)
The title of this episode is Buggie Nights.
A New Wave (2006)
robbery notes mention Dirk Diggler
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Bang-Bang (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioning of the character name "Dirk Diggler"
Howard Stern on Demand: Dustin Diamond Needs Money (2006) (TV Episode)
Mark Wahlberg in this movie mentioned
Beerfest (2006)
Jay C.'s character's "menu" is a takeoff on "Dirk Diggler's" in Boogie Nights
The Departed (2006)
Mr. French lighting off fireworks
American Dad!: The Best Christmas Story Never (2006) (TV Episode)
Dirk Diggler, Jack Horner, and Rollergirl, are evident at Roger's Disco Party though Rollergirl is seen wearing high heels instead of her trademark rollerskates.
Entourage: Adios, Amigos (2007) (TV Episode)
"Boogie NIghts II" mentioned
South Park: Guitar Queer-o (2007) (TV Episode)
Party scene
The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency: Of Models and Morals (2008) (TV Episode)
Janice mentions Dirk Diggler and Boogie Nights
The Artist as a Young Man: A Portrait of Cameron Fairchild (2008) (Short)
Cameron denies Jackson's claim of directing his own scenes, much like Jack Horner does.
John's Arm: Armageddon (2008)
One of the Mayor's aides resembles Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and repeats his line "I'm a fuckin' idiot, I'm an idiot".
Saturday Night Live: Anne Hathaway/The Killers (2008) (TV Episode)
Mention by Mark Wahlberg.
Family Guy: Not All Dogs Go to Heaven (2009) (TV Episode)
Dirk Diggler mentioned
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.23 (2009) (TV Episode)
listed by Toby Keith when asked to name as many Burt Reynolds movies as he can in 15 seconds
According to Dom (2009)
mentioned by name
Deep in the Valley: DVD Naked Commentary (2010) (Video)
Included in a list of other films made in the San Fernando Valley.
Dumpie the Bear (2010) (Short)
The end scene in the mirror plays off of Dirk Diggler's final mirror scene.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.80 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that John C. Reilly was in the film
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Despicable Me/The Kids Are All Right (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen compares Juliann Moore's performance in "The Kids Are All Right" to her performance in this movie
The Gruen Transfer: Gruen Nation 4 (2010) (TV Episode)
After a commercial for Christopher Knight is shown, Wil Anderson wishes his favourite film was Boogie Nights.
The Hard Times of RJ Berger: The Better Man (2011) (TV Episode)
Max Calls RJ "Dirk Diggler", a.k.a. Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) in Boogie Nights.
Friends with Kids (2011)
Alex mentions Dirk Diggler
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.10 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay makes a joke about confusing the island of Bougainville with "Boogie Nights"
Kickin' It: Boo Gi Nights (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Cinema Snob: Extra Terrestrial Visitors (2011) (TV Episode)
"Remember in Boogie Nights when Dirk Diggler tried to become a singer...?"
Dave's Old Porn: Bill Burr/Nina Hartley (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on screen in popup
Community: Documentary Filmmaking: Redux (2011) (TV Episode)
Luis Guzmán references his role in "Boogie Nights."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.100 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Julianne Moore was in the film
Psych: Heeeeere's Lassie (2012) (TV Episode)
Shawn introduces Gus as "Eddie Adams from Torrance".
Community: Contemporary Impressionists (2012) (TV Episode)
A partygoer says that Pierce looks like Burt Reynolds's character in "Boogie Nights."
Parks and Recreation: Live Ammo (2012) (TV Episode)
Donna claims that one of the cats up for adoption was in "Boogie Nights."
Nostalgia Critic: To Boldly Flee: Part VII (2012) (TV Episode)
"Bogie's love flies off into the foggy night"
At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Margaret Pomeranz in a segment on The Master as another movie made by Paul Thomas Anderson.
Workaholics: Booger Nights (2013) (TV Episode)
title reference
Demo Reel: The Review Must Go On (2013) (TV Episode)
"Let's go ride Mark Wahlberg's fake penis from"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.90 (2013) (TV Episode)
Seth MacFarlane says he attempted to watch the DVD of the film on an airplane
Psych: 100 Clues (2013) (TV Episode)
Upon receiving the invitation to the dinner at the mansion, Shawn says, "It may be one of those 'Eyes Wide Shut' shindigs with the masks or a 'Boogie Nights' shindig with lots of cocaine."
La última película (2013)
Scenes are homage
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.56 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mark Wahlberg says there are a lot of things he will eventually have to explain to his children, including the film
Portlandia: Late in Life Drug Use (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Witches of East End: Boogie Knight (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.

Featured in 

The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1998) (TV Special)
clips
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Academy of Robots' Choice Awards Special (1998) (TV Movie)
features clips from this film
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV Special)
If We Picked the Winners (1998) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown for all the major Oscar nominees.
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
I Love the '90s: 1997 (2004) (TV Episode)
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
SexTV: Adults Only: Video Games Grow Up/XXX Book/Cuddle Party (2004) (TV Episode)
Clip from film is used in episode.
X-Rated (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
footage shown
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 01: World's Most Daring Movies (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Star Trek/Rudo y Cursi/Next Day Air (2009) (TV Episode)
Dealing drugs domestically
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.81 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Julianne Moore films
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 1: Sex on the Screen (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.48 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Don Cheadle films
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Inception/Predators/The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) (TV Episode)
"DiCaprio in 3 Minutes or Less" segment
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.54 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is included in a montage of Mark Wahlberg films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.88 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is included in a montage of Mark Wahlberg films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.27 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip included in montage of John C. Reilly films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.74 (2013) (TV Episode)
Clip included in montage of Mark Wahlberg films

Spoofs 

Ed Wood (1994)
Jack Horner says the line "This is the one. This is the one I'll be remembered for", referencing one of his films. That's the same line spoke by Ed Wood (Johnny Depp) at the premiere of his movie 'Plan 9 From Outer Space'.

Spoofed in 

Fallout 2: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1998) (Video Game)
After you become a porn star in New Reno the screen tell you "You have become a star. A big bright shining star." which is a spoof of the last line from Boogie Nights.
Private Dicks: Men Exposed (1999) (TV Movie)
Drawn Together: Little Orphan Hero (2005) (TV Episode)
Captain Hero's mom rips down his posters while he's crying, "Please, don't be mean to me. I'm going to be somebody."
My Name Is Earl: The Trial (2007) (TV Episode)
When Earl visits Darnell, one of Joy's children is snorting sugar while the other dances around in his underwear, throwing fireworks, while listening to Night Ranger's Sister Christian
Drawn Together: Breakfast Food Killer (2007) (TV Episode)
the scene at the pool where Wooldoor is asked about his "huge cock" is a spoof of the scene in Boogie Nights
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
It is one of the "sweded" movies.
American Dad!: Weiner of Our Discontent (2009) (TV Episode)
In the Detroit 1975 flashback Roger is dressed like Rollergirl, the character played by 'Heather Graham' on this movie
The Hangover (2009)
Mike Tyson says, 'This is my favorite part coming up right now' and drums to the song like a Rahad Jackson.
Busty Cops: Protect and Serve! (2009) (TV Movie)
The climax at Billy Vicious' house is a parody of the Rahad Jackson scene in Boogie Nights.
The Boondocks: Bitches to Rags (2010) (TV Episode)
the scene in Rashad's house is spoofed
20 Year Old Virgins (2011)
One of the lead characters spoofs Mark Wahlberg taking out his penis in front of the mirror "I am a star!"
Freeloaders (2012)
'Kevin Heffernan' plays Scotty The Boom Guy, a parody of Philip Seymour Hoffman's character, Scotty, in Boogie Nights.

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