Boogie Nights

Continuity mistake: At Rahad's house, Todd puts a gun in his belt. It is not visible as he walks up the steps to the house, is visible as they go to greet Rahad and then it is not visible for the rest of the scene until Todd pulls it out to shoot Rahad. (02:08:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Dirk, and Reed are buying clothes, they walk up to the wall, and look at a pair of shoes. Reed is on Dirk's right. On the next shot, Reed is on his left.

Continuity mistake: When the girl in the red swimming costume is being carried to the car after ODing, she has less blood on her face then when she was lying on the floor in the bedroom. (00:39:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Buck is covered in blood during the doughnut scene, first he just has blood on the right side of his suit. When the angle cuts, his whole suit is covered in blood.

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Continuity mistake: At the recording studio, before Burt talks about Catch-22 he swaps from leaning against the door, arms crossed, to several inches ahead arms raised.

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Continuity mistake: Dirk tells his girlfriend "Everyone's blessed with one special thing" and she has her head up, elbows on the mattress. A frame later, her head and back are resting on the mattress.

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Continuity mistake: When Dirk and Jack first meet, the kitchen towel to the left of Dirk keeps changing positions between shots.

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Continuity mistake: At the pool party, when the guy is crying about the OD'd girl, the coke moves further away from his knee between shots.

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Continuity mistake: At the diner Horner is listing all the costs of making a movie while Amber sits against the chair, left arm relaxed. Angle cuts, and she is leaning forward, hand next to her mouth.

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Factual error: While Dirk and Reed are running from Rahad's house, and trying to get into Dirk's 'Vette, Rahad fires a shotgun at them. One shot hits the driver's window, which shatters, then a shot at the back of the car showers sparks. Corvettes are fiberglass-bodied, and wouldn't spark. After the sparks, there is no damage to the rear bumper cover, which if really hit with a shotgun blast would at least put some holes in the fiberglass.

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Dirk Diggler: I'm Dirk Diggler! I'm the star! It's my big dick and I say when we roll!

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Trivia: Loosely based on the events of porn legend John Holmes' (died from AIDS-related liver failure in 1988) life.

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Question: Why was Little Bill so casual about seeing his wife cheat on him? I know he was furious, but he was still unusually calm, he just acted like he caught her holding hands with someone else, not like she was having sex with someone else. And why was his wife so casual about it too? She acted like she did nothing wrong.

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Chosen answer: SPOILER ALERT: It was the 1970's. Loose morals. The era of free love. Little Bill and his wife were active in the porn industry. It's likely that his wife presumed, but never discussed with her husband, an "open relationship." Bill, stunned by his discovery (but, perhaps, suspecting it all along), was simply trying to maintain his composure and not seem pathetically unhip by what would be perceived as an absurd overreaction. Clearly, however, he was suppressing a great deal of internalized rage. Ultimately, but very calmly as always, he eventually shoots and kills his wife and her gentleman caller mid-coitus, and then eats his own gun, at Jack's New Year's Eve Party, 1980.

Michael Albert

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