Boogie Nights (1997)

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The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.


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Paul Thomas Anderson told National Public Radio he's not sure how he came up with the name Dirk Diggler, but for some reason he wrote the name down on an index card when he was seventeen years old. "I mean, I think a good porn name has to have two Gs in it. It just-it ... ...


Dirk: You know, I'm gonna be a great big bright, shining star.


In 1977, when Eddie, Reed, and Scotty buy outfits in a clothing store, the bay window behind Scotty shows 1990s minivans and SUVs driving by.

Crazy Credits

The title is shown on a movie theater marquee in the opening shot.


Release Date:

31 October 1997



Country of Origin


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,681,934 (USA) (2 November 1997)


$26,400,640 (USA)

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