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R| 2 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Mark Wahlberg , Burt Reynolds , Julianne Moore , John C. Reilly , Don Cheadle , Heather Graham , Luis Guzman , Philip Seymour Hoffman

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Criterion Collection, New Line Cinema

Boogie Nights (1997)

Release Date: October 8th, 1997|2 hr. 32 min.

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    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    With Boogie Nights, we know we're not just watching episodes from disparate lives but a panorama of recent social history, rendered in bold, exuberant colors. show more

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    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    With its ceaseless music, large canvas, shrewd casting and flawless ensemble acting and the dexterity of its whiplashing mood switches, the movie recalls Robert Altman's "Nashville" more than any subsequent movie has. show more

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    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson has perfectly wedded form to function by filming Boogie Nights in a style suggesting the grainy texture of porn and the ambivalence of the era. show more

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