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Boogie Nights (1997)

R | | Drama | 31 October 1997 (USA)
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The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 34 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Maurice TT Rodriguez (as Luis Guzman)
... Jack Horner
... Amber Waves
... Hot Traxx Waiter
... Reed Rothchild
... Becky Barnett
... Buck Swope
... Rollergirl
... Eddie Adams / Dirk Diggler
... Little Bill
Samson Barkhordarian ... Hot Traxx Chef
... Little Bill's Wife
Brad Braeden ... Big Stud
... Dirk's Mother
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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The life of a dreamer, the days of a business, and the nights in between. See more »

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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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Warner Bros [United States]

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31 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pushing Thirteen  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,168, 12 October 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,400,640

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,700,954
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Burt Reynolds played a character named Paul Anderson in an episode of Burn Notice (2007). See more »

Goofs

At the New Year's Eve party, Todd tells Reed that he made the party because he doesn't work on Sundays. New Year's Eve 1979 fell on a Monday. See more »

Quotes

Becky Barnett: It sounds like your bosses at the stereo store are saying the same thing.
Buck Swope: What?
Becky Barnett: YOU HAVE TO GET A NEW LOOK!
Buck Swope: What? You get a new look.
Becky Barnett: I have a look alright. The look I have is just fine.
Buck Swope: What's your look?
Becky Barnett: Chocolate love 100%. You don't have to lash out like that Buck, I'm just trying to be your friend.
Buck Swope: Drop it Becky.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in 20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 1: Sex on the Screen (2010) See more »

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Queen of Hearts
Written by Hank DeVito
Performed by Juice Newton
Courtesy of Capitol Nashville
Under License from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Another Academy snub!
4 May 2003 | by See 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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