Boogie Nights

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.


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

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

Grumpy Scot

Trivia: The judge who decides against Amber Waves' child custody battle is played by 1970s adult film actress Veronica Hart, who actually went through a similar ordeal as Amber.


Trivia: The conversation that Dirk has with Jack about blocking his sex scenes is almost identical to a conversation John Holmes had with his director.

Trivia: Porn star Ron Jeremy, one of the few people still in the industry who worked during the golden era of the 70s, served as the technical consultant for the film.

Trivia: Don Cheadle is talking to a customer about the TK421 stereo system. TK421 was also a storm trooper's call sign in Star Wars when Han and Luke beat up the troopers and put on their uniforms.

William Bergquist

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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Floyd Gondolli: I like butter in my ass, and lollipops in my mouth, but that's just me.


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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?

Cubs Fan

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.

Jane Doe

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