Rent Boogie Nights (1997)

3.8 of 5 from 236 ratings
2h 28min
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Synopsis:
Set during disco's heyday, Boogie Nights is a hilarious and hysterical expose of the pornography industry as seen from those inside. Eddie (Mark Wahlberg) is a 17-year-old busboy looking for a break when veteran porn director Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds) spots him in a disco. Jack immediately senses that the virile and well-endowed young man can make him very, very rich. Lead by Jack into the wickedly glamorous realm of porn movies, Eddie emerges as Dirk Diggler, the superstar who's always pleased to see you...
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Lloyd Levin, Paul Thomas Anderson, John S. Lyons, JoAnne Sellar
Writers:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Studio:
Entertainment In Video
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Collections:
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BBFC:
Release Date:
01/06/1999
Run Time:
148 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interviews
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/06/2010
Run Time:
155 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Subtitles:
Castillian, English, English Hard of Hearing, German, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Commentary by Director Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Commentary by Don Cheadle, Heather Graham, Luis Guzman, William H. Macy, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, Mark Wahlberg and Melora Walters
  • Additional Scenes
  • Michael Penn Try Music Video
  • The John C. Reilly Files: Outtakes and Extended Sequences
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (1) of Boogie Nights

Top American Drama - Boogie Nights review by GI

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26/11/2021

This is one of the key American dramas of the 1990s, an impactive film that looks at the falseness of American material society and the resulting dysfunction caused to family, relationships and ambition. It's essentially a dark comedy with tragedy and an emphasis on the ridiculous nature of America and what it really stands for. Set in California in the late 1970s Burt Reynolds (Oscar nominated here) is an adult film maker, making cheap, exploitative porn' films for a growing market. It's world that has a ridiculous veneer of false talent, false respectability and unsavoury characters. He's always on the lookout for new 'talent' and spots young Eddie (Mark Wahlberg - in his first really major role). Eddie comes from a dysfunctional family, thinks he's rather special and is easy prey for Jack. Soon he is making porn films alongside Jack's stable of 'actors' including Amber (Julianne Moore) and 'Roller Girl' (Heather Graham), another teenager lured into the industry due to her struggles at school. All the characters believe themselves destined for something great but each harbours inner turmoil from Amber's desire for motherhood having been denied access to her young son, to Eddie (porn name Dirk Diggler) who thinks he's a serious actor and potential rock star. Their world soon reveals itself to be one of crime, drugs and violence. The film takes some surprising turns making it an enthralling drama and although it's set in the world of pornography it's a restrained film and never slips into gratuitousness. Indeed this is a remarkably clever film and certainly one that I can recommend. You will not be disappointed.

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