R | | Drama
The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Before the film was finished, Paul Thomas Anderson sent a rough copy to New Line Cinema for the film's trailer. The movie was pirated and distributed before the official release. The pirated print includes many scenes not in the movie or DVD deleted scenes. Some were ... ...
What can you expect when you're on top? You know? It's like Napoleon. When he was the king, you know, people were just constantly trying to conquer him, you know, in the Roman Empire. So, it's history repeating itself all over again.
At the attempted robbery at Rahad's house, Dirk opens the driver's side door to the Corvette and tried to get in. Rahad shoots the drivers side window out with Dirk right behind it. There is no way Dirk would not have been hit, but yet he rolls away unharmed.
The title is shown on a movie theater marquee in the opening shot.
$4,681,934 (USA) (2 November 1997)
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