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Boogie Nights (1997)

R | | Drama | 31 October 1997 (USA)
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Back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, an idealistic porn producer aspires to elevate his craft to an art when he discovers a hot young talent.
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 36 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Guzmán ... Maurice t.t. Rodriguez (as Luis Guzman)
Burt Reynolds ... Jack Horner
Julianne Moore ... Amber Waves
Rico Bueno ... Hot Traxx Waiter
John C. Reilly ... Reed Rothchild
Nicole Ari Parker ... Becky Barnett
Don Cheadle ... Buck Swope
Heather Graham ... Rollergirl
Mark Wahlberg ... Eddie Adams / Dirk Diggler
William H. Macy ... Little Bill
Samson Barkhordarian Samson Barkhordarian ... Hot Traxx Chef
Nina Hartley ... Little Bill's Wife
Brad Braeden Brad Braeden ... Big Stud
Joanna Gleason ... Dirk's Mother
Lawrence Hudd Lawrence Hudd ... Dirk's Father
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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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Everyone has one special thing See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sex scenes with explicit dialogue, nudity, drug use, language and violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Reed Rothchild mentions that people think he looks like Han Solo from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) early in the film. Burt Reynolds, who plays Jack Horner, turned down the role of Han Solo. See more »

Goofs

The 1977 Corvette is described as being a car with a 350 cubic inch engine producing 325 hp, a 4.10:1 rear end gearing, having a 4 speed manual and an aftermarket intake manifold. This is not true. As this is a California car, it had the de-tuned L82 California emissions engine. This engine produced a mere 165 hp and is actually the least powerful factory V8 engine put in a Corvette. Even with a good aftermarket intake, this thing would not be close to 325 hp. It would need new cylinder heads, a new camshaft and a new carburetor to make even close to 325 hp. See more »

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Rahad Jackson: Oh, that's Cosmo... he's Chinese.
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Alternate Versions

New Line Platinum Edition, released on DVD, features 9 additional scenes not included in the original theatrical version. The sell through widescreen VHS tape also has the deleted scenes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Son of the Beach: Booger Nights (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't No Stoppin Us Now
Written by Gene McFadden, John Whitehead and Jerry Cohen
Performed by McFadden & Whitehead
Courtesy of Philadelphia International Records
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Another Academy snub!
4 May 2003 | by WHughes01See all my reviews

This is not so much of a review as it is a testament that it has been proven, yet again, that the Academy rewards money, not artistic accomplishment. And I must say I am saddened that this usually artistic and intelligent band of imbd members have left this off the top 250. Boogie Nights is powerful, raw, and gutsy through script, direction and acting. Very few movies can claim this triple crown.


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Official Sites:

Warner Bros [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pushing Thirteen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,168, 12 October 1997

Gross USA:

$26,400,640

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,101,594
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Black and White (one shot)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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