Boogie Nights

Release Date: October 12th, 1997

DVD Release Date: April 7th, 1998

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 Guzmán, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Genres: Drama

Production Co: New Line Cinema, Lawrence Gordon Productions

Distributors: Criterion Collection, New Line Cinema

Keywords: Wife , Husband , Fall , 1970s , Creative , Rise , Mother , 1980s , Offbeat ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    A hard-core movie with a soft, light-hearted center and an edge like a knife.

  • 100
    Jami BernardNew 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

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Has the quality of many great films, in that it always seems alive. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)