Boogie Nights

In 1977, Eddie Adams is a high-school dropout living with his stepfather and emotionally abusive mother in Torrance, California. He works at the Reseda nightclub owned by Maurice Rodriguez, where he meets porn filmmaker Jack Horner, who auditions him by watching him have sex with Rollergirl, a porn starlet who always wears skates. After having an argument with his mother about his girlfriend and sex life, Adams moves in with Horner at his San Fernando Valley home. Adams gives himself the screen name "Dirk Diggler", and becomes a star because of his good looks, youthful charisma, and unusually large penis. His success allows him to buy a new house, an extensive wardrobe, and a "competition orange" 1977 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. With friend and fellow porn star Reed Rothchild, Dirk pitches a series of successful action-themed porn films. Dirk works and socializes with others from the porn industry, and they live carefree lifestyles in the late 1970s disco era. That changes at a New Year's Eve party at Horner's house marking the year 1980, when assistant director Little Bill Thompson discovers his porn-star wife having sex with another man, shoots them both and kills himself.

MPAA Rating:R
Genre:Drama
Country:United States
Produced By:Daniel Lupi, John S. Lyons, Lloyd Levin, Michael De Luca, Lynn Harris, Paul Thomas Anderson, Lawrence Gordon, Joanne Sellar
Directed By:Paul Thomas Anderson
Written By:Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast:Grace Bustos, Tom Lenk, Nicole Ari Parker, Lawrence Hudd, Jack Wallace, Don Amendolia, Michael Penn, Heather Graham, Joanna Gleason, Patricia Forte, Israel Juarbe, Jamielyn Lippman, Eddie Garcia, Joe G.M. Chan, Lexi Leigh, Veronica Hart, Tyrone D. Dixon, Tim Soronen, Jonathan Quint, Mike Gunther, Don Cheadle, Jon Brion, Michael Stein, Luis Guzmán, Alfred Molina, Audrey Wiechman, Jorga Caye, Thomas Jane, Laurel Holloman, Robert Downey Sr., Robert Ridgely, Burt Reynolds, Channon Roe, Rico Bueno, Allan Graf, Philip Baker Hall, Lil' Cinderella, Greg Bronson, Scott Fowler, Melora Walters, Jack Riley, Coleman McClary, Jose Chaidez, John C. Reilly, John Doe, Samson Barkhordarian, Leslie Redden, Laura Gronewold, Tom Dorfmeister, Sebastian La Cause, Nathan Prevost, Jason Andrews, Stanley DeSantis, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kai Lennox, Mark Wahlberg, Michael Jace, Gregory T. Daniel, Greg Lauren, Missy Spell Tanner, William H. Macy, Nina Hartley, Alexander D. Slanger, Selwyn Emerson Miller, Eric Winzenried, Ricky Jay, Jami Philbrick, Tony Tedeschi, Diane Mizota, Anne Fletcher, Brad Braeden, Julianne Moore
In Theaters:Oct 31, 1997
Runtime:2 hours 35 minutes
Production:New Line Cinema, Lawrence Gordon Productions, Ghoulardi Film Company
Budget:$15,000,000
Box Office:$26,400,640
Available On:Amazon, Itunes, Netflix, Vudu
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