Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Great Movie Drug Scenes: Boogie Nights

Boogie Nights is a 1997 Golden Globe winning movie written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, There Will Be Blood...)

The film depicts the pornographic film industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s as seen through the life of a young porn star, Dirk Diggler, played by Mark Wahlberg. This film details his discovery by porn director Jack Horner (based on William Margold), played by Burt Reynolds. The story concerns Diggler's entry into the business, his rise to stardom, and his eventual downfall due to cocaine and methamphetamine-induced paranoia and impotence, having become an arrogant "star". It ends with his reconciliation with Horner. (Wiki)

Featuring several great movie-stars like Julian Moore, John C. Reilly and Philip S. Hoffman, Boogie Nights has one of the greatest drug scene ever seen on the screen: pursuing their dream of forming an early 80's rock band, Dirk (Wahlberg) and Reed (Reilly), along with their mutual friend, Todd (Thomas Jane), attempt to scam an associate, Rahad Jackson (Alfred Molina), into purchasing a half-kilo of baking soda, which they claim is cocaine. During the deal, Todd attempts a much larger robbery and is killed during the ensuing gunfight. Dirk and Reed barely escape the house alive.
Tension at greatest levels, a completely 'freak out' situation and a simply astounding Molina... Enjoy the scene

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