Boogie Nights (1997)
One of the musical refrains that is continually repeated throughout 'Sweet Smell of Success' is heard nearly note for note in Boogie Nights.
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.
The character Floyd Gondolli's name is taken from this film. Director Robert Downey, Sr. is also featured in a small role.
The Chinese kid lighting firecrackers and Buck's last name were inspired by this film.
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.
There is an 'Enter the Dragon' poster in Eddie's bedroom.
There is a picture of Serpico in Eddie's bedroom.
Buck Swope's "Black Cowboy" look references 'Blazing Saddles'.
The scene where Dirk violently slaps a woman for insulting him is identical to a scene in 'Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here'.
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.
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.
A 'Telefon' poster is visible on the theater in the opening scenes.
The setting of the porn scene with Jessie and Dirk is identical to a scene in 'Blond Fire'.
The restaurant scene in "Brock Landers: Angels Live in My Town" re-creates a nearly identical scene from this film.
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"
The documentary directed by Amber Waves is a reference to similar scenes in Exhausted.
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.
Dirk sings his own version of "The Touch" which comes from this movie.
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.
Todd's monologue detailing the specs of Dirk's cadillac is taken from 'Casualties of War'; John C. Reilly featured in both films.
The sequence in the limo entitled "On the Lookout" is directly inspired by the limo scenes in Jamie Gillis' "On the Prowl."
Numerous shots and scenes are duplicated.
The sum of "five grand / five thousand dollars", is said back and forth between characters.
Floyd Gondolli's name is taken from the names Jimmy lists in the film.
Both films allude to adult film industry, the filmmaking process and stars of porn.
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Nina and Mary refer to seeing a movie with a notable prosthetic.
Still is shown in the "Now in Theaters" bumper. Two thumbs up.
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.
Featured the first vignette promoting the debut of Val Venis, who was based on Dirk Diggler.
TV debut of Val Venis, who was derived from Dirk Diggler.
Claire says she's seen the movie.
similar title/takes place in the 70's
Displayed under P.T. Anderson's name
Rollergirl appears on The Ladies Man
A character mentions this movie.
Signage visible in video store window
"That fat guy from Boogie Nights"
Brenda is stabbed for talking through this movie
Paul mentions this film.
Dean suggests it as a potential "movie night" movie
"Loogie Night" advertised on theatre marquee in the Entertainment District level.
on shelf in record store
At a porn-themed costume party, a girl dresses as Rollergirl
Vlad has a "Boogie Nights" poster on his bedroom wall.
In Alfred Molina's short, the actors mention this movie.
one-sheet poster displayed
Referenced by name
Jeremy mentions Dirk Diggler
Snack is talking about what a multi-layered actor Burt is and lists several of his movies and his TV show.
Sandy mentions this movie to Julie.
Characters reference the film by name in dialogue.
sequence where Billy Cole gets idea and then meets strippers
The title of this episode is Buggie Nights.
"Like Roller Girl in Boogie Nights"
robbery notes mention Dirk Diggler
Mentioning of the character name "Dirk Diggler"
Mark Wahlberg in this movie mentioned
DVDs being sold in store behind Pamela
Jay C.'s character's "menu" is a takeoff on "Dirk Diggler's" in Boogie Nights
Mr. French lighting off fireworks
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.
"Boogie NIghts II" mentioned
Janice mentions Dirk Diggler and Boogie Nights
Cameron denies Jackson's claim of directing his own scenes, much like Jack Horner does.
One of the Mayor's aides resembles Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and repeats his line "I'm a fuckin' idiot, I'm an idiot".
Mention by Mark Wahlberg.
Dirk Diggler mentioned
listed by Toby Keith when asked to name as many Burt Reynolds movies as he can in 15 seconds
mentioned by name
Included in a list of other films made in the San Fernando Valley.
The end scene in the mirror plays off of Dirk Diggler's final mirror scene.
Dirk Diggler, character from this movie, is one of the people who gave Stan bad advice in his extended fantasies
Jay mentions that John C. Reilly was in the film
Ellen compares Juliann Moore's performance in "The Kids Are All Right" to her performance in this movie
After a commercial for Christopher Knight is shown, Wil Anderson wishes his favourite film was Boogie Nights.
Todd mentions Dirk Diggler when discussing better names for Mike Posner.
Max Calls RJ "Dirk Diggler", a.k.a. Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) in Boogie Nights.
Video case is shown.
Alex mentions Dirk Diggler
Jay makes a joke about confusing the island of Bougainville with "Boogie Nights"
"Remember in Boogie Nights when Dirk Diggler tried to become a singer...?"
Title mentioned on screen in popup
Luis Guzmán references his role in "Boogie Nights."
Jay mentions that Julianne Moore was in the film
Shawn introduces Gus as "Eddie Adams from Torrance".
A partygoer says that Pierce looks like Burt Reynolds's character in "Boogie Nights."
Donna claims that one of the cats up for adoption was in "Boogie Nights."
Mentioned by Margaret Pomeranz in a segment on The Master as another movie made by Paul Thomas Anderson.
"Let's go ride Mark Wahlberg's fake penis from"
Seth MacFarlane says he attempted to watch the DVD of the film on an airplane
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."
Scenes are homage
Brad says that his mom pulled him out of school for a day so they could hang out and watch Boogie Nights.
Mark Wahlberg says there are a lot of things he will eventually have to explain to his children, including the film
Mentioned in dialogue
In this film, there is a close-up for both "Awesome MixTapes." In the 1997 film, an exact close-up is also used when Alfred Molina's character is playing on his tape deck. While Sister Christian dominates the background and little Asian boys toss around fireworks, the camera pans into the deck. It turns out Molina's self-made soundtrack is called "My Awesome Mixtape #6."
Mark Wahlberg mentions the prosthetic from his earlier film
Mark Wahlberg talks about the process of creating his prosthetic for the film
Wiliam H. Macy talks about how some extras were caught by surprise by the content, and left the set during filming
"...like Boogie Nights, thank you very much."
Mentioned by Graham when introducing Mark Wahlberg; also mentioned by Mark Wahlberg
Refers in script to how Dick walks and compares him to "Little Bill in the "Do Your Thing" scene"
features clips from this film
Clips are shown for all the major Oscar nominees.
Clips are shown
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
Clip from film is used in episode.
Clips shown in a segment.
Dealing drugs domestically
a clip is shown in a montage of Julianne Moore films
Clips shown in a segment.
a clip is shown in a montage of Don Cheadle films
Jonah Hill's #4 favorite movie
"DiCaprio in 3 Minutes or Less" segment
a clip is included in a montage of Mark Wahlberg films
a clip is included in a montage of Mark Wahlberg films
Clip included in montage of John C. Reilly films
Clip included in montage of Mark Wahlberg films
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'.
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.
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."
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
the scene at the pool where Wooldoor is asked about his "huge cock" is a spoof of the scene in Boogie Nights
It is one of the "sweded" movies.
In the Detroit 1975 flashback Roger is dressed like Rollergirl, the character played by 'Heather Graham' on this movie
Mike Tyson says, 'This is my favorite part coming up right now' and drums to the song like a Rahad Jackson.
The climax at Billy Vicious' house is a parody of the Rahad Jackson scene in Boogie Nights.
the scene in Rashad's house is spoofed
One of the lead characters spoofs Mark Wahlberg taking out his penis in front of the mirror "I am a star!"