Boogie Nights script
Boogie Nights (1997)
Synopsis: In the San Fernando Valley in 1977, teenage busboy Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) gets discovered by porn director Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds), who transforms him into adult-film sensation Dirk Diggler. Brought into a supportive circle of friends, including fellow actors Amber Waves (Julianne Moore), Rollergirl (Heather Graham) and Reed Rothchild (John C. Reilly), Dirk fulfills all his ambitions, but a toxic combination of drugs and egotism threatens to take him back down.

A bus boy cleaning a table, EDDIE ADAMS, aged 17. CAMERA moves into a CU --

blending to SLOW MOTION (40fps) for a moment.

(Note:
In the text Eddie Adams will be referred to as Dirk Diggler.)

ANGLE, JACK'S TABLE.

Jack turns his head, looks across the dance floor and sees this kid

cleaning the table.

ANGLE, DIRK DIGGLER.

He looks up, catches Jack looking back at him, then turns away, disappears

into a back room.

CAMERA DOLLIES in on Jack, who at that moment, is approached by a figure

entering FRAME. Short, buffed out LITTLE BILL (late 40s). This is Jack's

Assistant Director.

LITTLE BILL:

Jack.

JACK:

Hey, Little Bill.

LITTLE BILL:

Whatsa schedule look like?

Are we still on day after tomorrow?

JACK:

I wanna do it the day after

the day after tomorrow.

LITTLE BILL:

For sure? 'Cause I wanna call

Rocky, Scotty, Kurt and all those guys --

Jack's attention is with the backroom that Dirk entered. He stands and

heads away.

JACK:

Absolutely. But I wanna keep it small.

I wanna keep a small crew on this one --

LITTLE BILL:

-- a relaxed deal.

JACK:

Exactly.

LITTLE BILL:

Do you have a script yet?

JACK:

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Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson (born June 26, 1970) also known as P.T. Anderson, is an American filmmaker. Interested in film-making since a young age, Anderson was encouraged by his father to become a filmmaker. more…

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