Trivia / Boogie Nights

  • Actor Allusion:
    • Several Real Life porn performers had cameos. Nina Hartley appeared in several scenes as Little Bill's faithless wife. Veronica Hart is the judge at Amber Waves' custody hearing. More recent porn star Lil' Cinderella (credited as Amber Hunter) plays the Colonel's 'lady friend' who OD's at Jack's party, and Lexi Leigh plays one of Floyd's amateur porn stars. Summer Cummings and Skye Blue share a Jacuzzi.
    • In a non-porn related example, Reed Rothchild shows off his magic skills to Kurt, who seems less than impressed. Kurt is played by Ricky Jay, a professional magician.
  • All-Star Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, Heather Graham, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
  • Hey, It's That Song!: "You got the touch... you got the POWERRRRRR...."
  • Technology Marches On: invoked, in-universe. Horner has a distaste for using videotape to film. He dislikes that video limits the quality of the image, as well as the fact that it opens the market up to any amateur that can stick a cassette in a camera, cheapening the whole industry.
  • Throw It In: The Angrish example mentioned on the main page was a typo by Anderson that he decided to leave.
    • Also the joke at the end of the film with the misspelling of "Rodriguez" on the sign, was a result of PT Anderson's typo which rendered it "Rodriquez".
  • What Could Have Been: Leonardo DiCaprio and Vincent Gallo were originally offered the part of Dirk Diggler. Gwyneth Paltrow was offered the part of Rollergirl. Sydney Pollack and Warren Beatty were offered the part of Jack Horner. Samuel L. Jackson was offered the part of Buck Swope. Marisa Tomei was offered the part of Amber Waves.