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      Boogie Nights

      1997, Drama, 2h 32m

      76 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

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      Grounded in strong characters, bold themes, and subtle storytelling, Boogie Nights is a groundbreaking film both for director P.T. Anderson and star Mark Wahlberg. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      In the San Fernando Valley in 1977, teenage busboy Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) gets discovered by porn director Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds), who transforms him into adult-film sensation Dirk Diggler. Brought into a supportive circle of friends, including fellow actors Amber Waves (Julianne Moore), Rollergirl (Heather Graham) and Reed Rothchild (John C. Reilly), Dirk fulfills all his ambitions, but a toxic combination of drugs and egotism threatens to take him back down.

      • Rating: R (Explicit Dialogue|Drug Use|Violence|Language|Nudity|Strong Sex Scenes)

      • Genre: Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

      • Producer: Lloyd Levin, John S. Lyons, JoAnne Sellar

      • Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $26.4M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Criterion Collection, New Line Cinema

      • Production Co: New Line Cinema, Lawrence Gordon Productions

      • Sound Mix: Surround, Dolby Digital, SDDS

      • Aspect Ratio: 35mm, Scope (2.35:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Mark Wahlberg
      Burt Reynolds
      John C. Reilly
      Don Cheadle
      Heather Graham
      Luis Guzmán
      Alfred Molina
      Philip Baker Hall
      Robert Ridgely
      Ricky Jay
      Thomas Jane
      Lawrence Gordon
      Michael Penn
      Robert Elswit
      Dylan Tichenor
      Bob Ziembicki
      Ted Berner
      Sandy Struth
      Mark Bridges

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      • Mar 05, 2017

        An unsettling film about what goes on in the pornography industry. Wahlberg plays a young rising star in the industry trying to make a living in this dark world. It's a little overrated, aside from an interesting subject, the film itself has very little to offer.

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      • Jun 22, 2016

        Very interesting look into the late 1970s and early 1980s pornography industry. The drugs and sex are very much a part of this film. Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, and Burt Reynolds are all excellent in this film. The script is very well written and gives us a very clear trajectory for Dirk Diggler (Wahlberg) throughout the film that ends very appropriately.

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      • Jun 01, 2014

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      • Mar 05, 2013

        I had high faith that Boogie Nights would be a great film, given Paul Thomas Anderson's impressive filmography: and I was not disappointed. He exposes the what goes on behind the camera in the porn industry which a majority of people who watch it are ignorant of. Anderson's knack for writing great characters is evident in Boogie Nights: from main protagonist and pornstar Dirk Diggler (Mark Whalberg), to Julianne Moore's preformance as an expiring actress to the loose canon drug dealer who comes into play towards the end (played by Alfred Molina). Between the interesting characters, the previously unexplored subject matter, and the gripping subplots weaving in seamlessly together makes for a well-written, memorable, and ultimately timeless film.

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