Boogie Nights

A young man searching for his place in the world falls into the porn film industry. He soon rises to the top and changes his screen name to Dirk.

The fast-paced, drinking and drugging lifestyle of his new found career causes problems at home, but he is smitten with the intensity of fame and attention he receives as the current 'golden boy' of porn.

He gets hooked on cocaine which is very prevalent in the porn film industry and finds his star status slipping away. In a drug induced state he decides to get involved with a dangerously volatile durg lord who nearly kills him when the deal goes sour. His drug-ridden detour results in being pushed aside and out of the spotlight to make room for the next naughty and naked Adonis, despite Dirk's incredible phallic endowment (which we get to see at the very end!).

Having paid his dues, Dirk resurfaces in the porn world and takes his place not as a 'has been', but as a seasoned veteran who still has what it takes. And does he ever!

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: 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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