Boogie Nights is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Set in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, the script focuses on a young nightclub dishwasher, Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg), who becomes a popular star of pornographic films, chronicling his rise in the Golden Age of Porn of the 1970s through his fall during the excesses of the 1980s. The film also features cameos by porn actresses Nina Hartley (as Little Bill's promiscuous wife) and Veronica Hart (as the custody hearing judge for Amber Waves' court case). The film is an expansion of Anderson's short film The Dirk Diggler Story (1988). In his audio commentary on the New Line DVD release of his film, Anderson cites as a major influence reporter Mike Sager’s article in the June 15, 1989, Rolling Stone, “The Devil and John Holmes.”
(the Colonel's lady friend is lying on the floor, bleeding from the nose)
Young Stud: (wailing) I, I think she did too much coke.
Colonel James: Oh, you think so, doctor?
Jack Horner: Ah, where are you going?
Becky Barnett: I gotta go wash my vagina.
Jack Horner: How long you gonna be?
Becky Barnett: Five minutes. You want it clean, don't you?
Rollergirl: (to Amber in a documentary about Dirk) He can fuck really hard or he can fuck really gently. He's the best.
|Release Date||11 September 1997|
|US Box Office||$26,000,000|
|Tagline||Everyone has one special thing|
|Filming Locations||Gourmet Video, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Sound Mix||Dolby Digital, SDDS|
|Film Class||Showbiz Drama, Ensemble Film, Period Film|
|Niche Genre||Comedy Drama|
|Themes||Rise and Fall Stories, Innocence Lost, Drug Addiction, Custody Battles|
|Tones||Nostalgic, Sexual, Wistful, Humorous, Affectionate|