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.

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

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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: Burt Reynolds turned down the role of Jack Horner several times, he finally agreed to do it reluctantly. He hated the film, and thought his acting was terrible and that the film would be a total bomb, so he publicly denounced it. He even fired his agent. However, when it came out it was hailed as Reynolds' comeback role, and he was nominated for an Academy Award. He then changed his opinion of the film drastically.

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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.

MikeH

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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