R | | Drama
The story of a young man's adventures in the California pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Paul Thomas Anderson spent a year hanging out with Ron Jeremy to research the film. Jeremy was originally going to have a cameo in the film that got cut, which entailed being in a prison cell with The Colonel. Jeremy told The Independent that during the film's production he invited Anderson and the cast to "a lot of my sets, but Burt Reynolds never came. He said, 'I know porn: I don't need to see that.'"
He can fuck really hard or he can fuck really gently. He's the best.
When the stereo store customer exits the scene, he takes an unusually large step forward because he is stepping over the dolly track.
End-credits are listed alphabetically
Some smaller sub-plots, NOT included in the DVD were filmed for the movie, but didn't make it to the final version, or DVD deleted scenes. They are: A small sub-plot in which Luis Guzman's character (maurice) bugs Rollergirl throughout the film for nude pictures of her. He sends the pictures back to his brothers in Puerto Rico. This ties in with the deleted scene between him and Rollergirl. A scene in which Alfred Molina's character (Rahad) runs back to the house after chasing Dirk and Reed with the gun. Cosmo has been shot, and is dead. Helicopters circle, and he is actually happy he gets to use his firepower. He exchanges shots with cops, and ultimately dies in the confrontation. Becky Barnett's husband abuses her shortly after they are married, and she calls Dirk over to help her. He wrecks his car in the way, which explains the damage to his car seen in the movie.
$4,681,934 (USA) (2 November 1997)
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