Boogie Nights

Boogie Nights (1997)

The life of a dreamer, the days of a business, and the nights in between.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1997-10-07
  • User Rating: 7.7/10 from 1757 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 36min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: New Line Cinema
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around. Adams' rise from nobody to a celebrity adult entertainer is meteoric, and soon the whole world seems to know his porn alter ego, "Dirk Diggler". Now, when disco and drugs are in vogue, fashion is in flux and the party never seems to stop, Adams' dreams of turning sex into stardom are about to collide with cold, hard reality.

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  • Mark Wahlberg

    as Eddie Adams alias Dirk Diggler
  • Julianne Moore

    as Maggie alias Amber Waves
  • Burt Reynolds

    as Jack Horner
  • Don Cheadle

    as Buck Swope
  • John C. Reilly

    as Reed Rothchild
  • William H. Macy

    as "Little" Bill Thompson
  • Heather Graham

    as Brandy alias Rollergirl
  • Thomas Jane

    as Todd Parker
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman

    as Scotty J.
  • Luis Guzmán

    as Maurice TT Rodriguez
  • Alfred Molina

    as Rahad Jackson
  • Robert Ridgely

    as The Colonel James
  • Philip Baker Hall

    as Floyd Gondolli
  • Robert Downey Sr.

    as Studio owner
  • Nicole Ari Parker

    as Becky Barnett
  • Ricky Jay

    as Kurt Longjohn
  • Rico Bueno

    as Hot Traxx Waiter
  • Veronica Hart

    as Judge
  • Samson Barkhordarian

    as Hot Traxx Chef
  • Nina Hartley

    as Little Bill's Wife
  • Brad Braeden

    as Big Stud
  • Joanna Gleason

    as Dirk's Mother
  • Lawrence Hudd

    as Dirk's Father
  • Michael Stein

    as Stereo Customer
  • Stanley DeSantis

    as Buck's Manager
  • Patricia Forte

    as Teacher
  • Kai Lennox

    as High School / College Kid
  • Laurel Holloman

    as Sheryl Lynn
  • Jason Andrews

    as Johnny - Limo Driver
  • Lil' Cinderella

    as Colonel's Lady Friend
  • Greg Lauren

    as Young Stud
  • Tom Dorfmeister

    as Watcher #1
  • Jason "Jake" Cross

    as Watcher #2
  • Jack Wallace

    as Rocky
  • Selwyn Emerson Miller

    as Hot Traxx DJ
  • Jamielyn Lippman

    as Colonel's Hot Traxx Girlfriend
  • Missy Spell Tanner

    as Becky's Girlfriend
  • Raymond Laboriel

    as Becky's Girlfriend's Friend
  • Melora Walters

    as Jessie St. Vincent
  • Jon Brion

    as Awards Ceremony Band Member
  • Brian Kehew

    as Awards Ceremony Band Member
  • Robin Sharp

    as Awards Ceremony Band Member
  • Audrey Wiechman

    as Awards Ceremony Band Member
  • Tim Soronen

    as Raphael
  • Michael Jace

    as Jerome
  • Alexander D. Slanger

    as Floyd's Kid - Boy
  • Tom Lenk

    as Floyd's Kid - Boy
  • Lexi Leigh

    as Floyd's Kid - Girl
  • Laura Gronewold

    as Floyd's Kid - Girl
  • Vernon Guichard II

    as Mugsy Jack's Bartender
  • Tony Tedeschi

    as New Year's Eve Young Stud
  • Leslie Redden

    as KC Sunshine
  • Gregory T. Daniel

    as Minister
  • Jonathan Quint

    as Johnny Doe
  • Michael Penn

    as Nick the Engineer
  • Don Amendolia

    as Bank Worker
  • Summer Cummings

    as Herself
  • Skye Blue

    as Herself
  • Jack Riley

    as Lawyer
  • John Doe

    as Amber's Husband
  • Channon Roe

    as Surfer
  • Mike Gunther

    as Surfer Punk
  • Michael Raye Smith

    as Surfer Punk
  • Michael S. Stencil

    as Surfer Punk
  • Dustin Courtney

    as Donut Boy
  • Allan Graf

    as Man with Gun
  • Jose Chaidez

    as Puerto Rican Kid
  • B. Philly Johnson

    as Rahad's Bodyguard
  • Joe G.M. Chan

    as Cosmo - Rahad's Boy
  • Goliath

    as Tyrone
  • Israel Juarbe

    as Maurice's Brother
  • George Anthony Rae

    as Maurice's Brother
  • Eric Winzenried

    as Doctor
  • Sharon Ferrol-Young

    as Hot Traxx Dancer
  • Anne Fletcher

    as Hot Traxx Dancer
  • Scott Fowler

    as Hot Traxx Dancer
  • Melanie A. Gage

    as Hot Traxx Dancer
  • Eddie Garcia

    as Hot Traxx Dancer
  • Sebastian La Cause

    as Hot Traxx Dancer
  • Lance MacDonald

    as Hot Traxx Dancer
  • Diane Mizota

    as Hot Traxx Dancer
  • Nathan Prevost

    as Hot Traxx Dancer
  • Lisa Ratzin

    as Hot Traxx Dancer
  • Dee Dee Weathers

    as Hot Traxx Dancer
  • Darrel W. Wright

    as Hot Traxx Dancer
  • Greg Bronson

    as Clubgoer
  • Grace Bustos

    as Underwater Swimming Girl at Party
  • Jorga Caye

    as Patron
  • Tyrone D. Dixon

    as Actor in 'Angels Live in My Town'
  • Theo Mayes

    as Dirk Diggler's Hairstylist
  • Coleman McClary

    as Jack's Pool Party Guest
  • Jami Philbrick

    as Dancer
  • Misty Tamburelli

    as Girl in Red Dress
  • Sean Welch

    as Party Man
Production Lawrence Gordon Executive Producer
Production John S. Lyons Producer
Editing Dylan Tichenor Editor
Production Lloyd Levin Producer
Camera Robert Elswit Director of Photography
Writing Paul Thomas Anderson Screenplay
Directing Paul Thomas Anderson Director
Production Paul Thomas Anderson Producer
Production Michael De Luca Co-Executive Producer
Production Lynn Harris Executive Producer
Production Daniel Lupi Producer
Production JoAnne Sellar Producer
Sound Karyn Rachtman Music Supervisor
Sound Dane A. Davis Supervising Sound Editor
Art Bob Ziembicki Production Design
Art Ted Berner Art Direction
Art Sandy Struth Set Decoration
Production Christine Sheaks Casting
Sound Michael Penn Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Mark Bridges Costume Design
Sound Stephen Halbert Sound Mixer
Sound John Kwiatkowski Sound Effects Editor
Sound Samuel Lehmer Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up David Davenport Costume Supervisor
Sound David Parker Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Gayle Simon Assistant Art Director
Sound Kini Kay Sound Effects Editor
Sound Bobby Lavelle Music Supervisor
Sound Mark Yardas Sound Effects Editor
Sound Richard Chaim Sound Designer