Boogie Nights*

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Boogie Nights*

  • 1997 ----- color ----- 155 min ----- laserdisc
  • (Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson; with Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, William H. Macy, heather Graham, Nicole Parker, Philip Seymour Hoffman) Well, it's about this 17-year-old busboy from Torrance, CA, in the 1970s with an exceptionally ...! Who could have foreseen that an epic about the porn business in the late '70s and early '80s would turn out to be one of the most invigorating, deeply entertaining movies around. The milieu is sleazy, the era is vulgar, the people are dumb and Burt Reynolds does his best acting work in decades. Director Anderson creates a "family" who redefines the meaning of "family values." (Letterboxed) [Closed Captioned] [Funded by the Department of Comparative Literature] (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Motion Pictures: Features, Motion Pictures: History, Psychology: Bio-Behavioral, Sociology)