Boogie Nights

Boogie Nights

Mark Wahlberg
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Cast: Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg
, Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
, Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
Paul Thomas Anderson

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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While set within the milieu of the Los Angeles adult film industry, Boogie Nights is less a film about pornography than the serio-comic story of a group of misfits, losers, and lost souls who are embraced by Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds), a director who makes "adult films, exotic motion pictures." In 1977, while hanging out at a disco, Jack spots Eddie (Mark Wahlberg), the new busboy at the club, and tells him he's convinced "there's something wonderful inside those jeans waiting to get out." Jack knows his business well and his expert eye has not betrayed him; Eddie is a pornographer's dream -- good looking, remarkably endowed, and willing and able to do as many takes as might be needed. The product of a woefully dysfunctional upbringing, Eddie is not terribly bright but is very ambitious and eager to prove he has a "special something" to share with the world. Eddie changes his name to Dirk Diggler and quickly becomes the biggest star in hardcore. Working alongside "Dirk" in Jack's films are Amber Waves (Julianne Moore), a porn actress who applies her misplaced maternal instincts to anyone who needs nurturing; Rollergirl (Heather Graham), a cheerful but blank-faced high school drop-out who never removes her roller skates; Reed Rothchild (John C. Reilly), a none-too-bright actor, aspiring magician, and failing songwriter; Buck (Don Cheadle), a black actor fascinated with cowboy iconography who wants to open a stereo shop; Scotty J (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a stocky and awkward soundman infatuated with Dirk; Little Bill (William H. Macy), Jack's assistant director, who has trouble dealing with his wife's brazen infidelity; and Colonel James (Robert Ridgely), Jack's backer, who has a weakness for young girls. In the brief, late-'70s moment when porn was chic and sex films seemed poised to break into the mainstream, Dirk becomes a star and Jack a respected name. But a few years later, drugs and pride have taken their toll on Dirk and many of his friends, while the advent of the VCR radically changes the adult movie business; Jack goes from being a "filmmaker" to manufacturing and wholesaling videocassettes, a wealthy but emotionally broken man. In his second film, wunderkind director Paul Thomas Anderson juggled a broad range of characters in a manner reminiscent of Robert Altman's ensemble films, making Boogie Nights a sad but funny story of a makeshift family of damaged people and what happens before and after their brief moment in the sun.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/19/2010
UPC: 0794043132926
Original Release: 1997
Rating: R
Source: New Line Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:35:00
Sales rank: 7,153

Special Features

Commentary by director Paul Thomas Anderson; Commentary by Don Cheadle, Heather Graham, Luiz Guzman, William H. Macy, Julianne Moore, John C Reilly, Mark Wahlberg and Melora Walters; Additional scenes ; Michael Penn Try music video; The John C. Reilly files: Outtakes and extended sequences ; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mark Wahlberg Eddie Adams/Dirk Diggler
Burt Reynolds Jack Horner
Julianne Moore Amber Waves
John C. Reilly Reed Rothchild
Don Cheadle Buck Swope
Heather Graham Rollergirl
Philip Seymour Hoffman Scotty
William H. Macy Little Bill
Luis Guzman Maurice T. Rodriguez
Alfred Molina Rahad Jackson
Robert Ridgely The Colonel
Ricky Jay Kurt Longjohn
Philip Baker Hall Floyd Gondolli
Nina Hartley Little Bill's Wife
Melora Walters Jessie St. Vincent
Nicole Ari Parker Becky Barnett
Thomas Jane Todd Parker
Laurel Holloman Eddie's Girlfriend

Technical Credits
Paul Thomas Anderson Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Ted Berner Art Director
Mark Bridges Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Elswit Cinematographer
Lawrence Gordon Executive Producer
Stephen Halbert Sound/Sound Designer
Lloyd Levin Producer
Daniel Lupi Co-producer
John Lyons Producer
Michael Penn Score Composer
Joanne Sellar Producer,Screenwriter
Christine Sheaks Casting
Sandy Struth Set Decoration/Design
Dylan Tichenor Editor
John Wildermuth Asst. Director
Bob Ziembicki Production Designer

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