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YMMV: Boogie Nights
  • Awesome Music: Several, but Rahad Jackson getting high to "Sister Christian" and "Jesse's Girl" is by far the best.
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: Even amongst the copious nudity in the movie, Heather Graham's nude scene and Mark Walhberg's fake wang stand out. Both induced a lot of sucking noises in theatres.
  • Ear Worm: "You Got the Touch". Unfortunately.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Reed Rothchild, who's basically Dr. Steve Brule if he worked in the porn industry.
  • Hey, It's That Song!: Dirk Diggler, getting his singing career going, sings "The Touch". Yes, THAT "The Touch".
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Thomas Jane running around with a gun, blasting everything in sight. Sound familiar?
    • And then getting blown away by Doc Ock.
  • Jerkass Woobie: All the main characters spend a little time being this, but Little Bill is probably the prime example. It helps that he's played by William H. Macy.
    • Eventually, Little Bill becomes Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds.
    • For that matter, the dude who got badly beaten up and killed by Rollergirl.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Alfred Molina as Rahad Jackson, though Anderson said he intended for the part to be larger.
  • Painful Rhyme: Reed's poetry. Also counts as Stylistic Suck.
    "I love you, you love me. Going down the sugar tree. We'll go down the sugar tree, and see lots of bees: playing, playing. But the bees won't sting, because you love me."
  • Parental Incest: Implied. Eddie's mom seems a little too jealous of his relationship with Sheryl Lynn.
  • Plot Hole: How is Dirk able to push a bright red (ok, Competition Orange) Corvette with a smashed in front end and shot out windows away from the scene of a shootout and halfway across Los Angeles without anyone stopping him or even noticing?
    • To be fair, the car did start, which got him away from the scene. He only pushed it after it ran out of gas, and it's assumed it got him far enough away to avoid suspicion before it did. It was also the wee hours, and it's doubtful anyone called the cops (drugs, guns, and dead bodies? Who would you be calling?)
  • Straw Hypocrite: The homophobe who picks Dirk up and beats him up along with his friends for supposedly being a "fag" and disagreeing with what he was doing. Never mind that he seemed to get pretty into it when he was watching him masturbating, telling him to go faster and harder.
  • Values Dissonance: This being the 1970s Los Angeles porn scene, attitudes towards sex and gender are in several ways quite different to the modern standard.
  • The Woobie: Scotty J

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