Boogie Nights

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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Factual error: At the 'Goodbye 70's/Hello 80's' New Year's Eve party, Reed Rothchild asks Todd Parker if he got off work for the evening. Todd responds, 'don't dance Sunday nights.' Unfortunately, New Year's Eve (12/31/79) fell on a Monday that year.

Factual error: At the end of the movie in the pickup truck, You can see a sign for "Rent-A-Center" in the background. The sign is the new logo of the company, At the time when this was set the colors of the sign should have been brown and yellow.

Factual error: In the scene where Dirk Diggler and Reed Rothchild work in the recording studio to cut their record, Dirk sings a song called "The Touch." However this particular song did not actually come into being until 1985 when Stan Bush wrote and recorded it for use in "Transformers: The Movie."

Factual error: Dirk's bedroom has the Farrah Fawcett swimsuit poster which didn't come out till 3 years later.

Factual error: The scene in Eddie's bedroom takes place in 1977. The Cheryl Tiegs poster came out in 1978. (00:12:12)

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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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: Little Bill's wife is played by real-life porn star Nina Hartley.

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Question: When he starts his first film, Dirk is presumably 17. Isn't it illegal for anyone under 18 to be in a porn film?

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Chosen answer: It is illegal, but that doesn't mean that it's not possible for him to get away with it. Tracy Lords was under 18 when she first started making porn.

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