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.

1 EXT. HOT TRAXX NIGHTCLUB - NIGHT

CAMERA holds on this PACKED disco on Van Nuys Blvd.

TITLE CARD:
"San Fernando Valley, 1977"

A CADILLAC SEVILLE pulls up to the valet area and CAMERA (STEADICAM) moves

across the street, towards the car, landing close;

From the Seville steps, JACK HORNER (50s) and AMBER WAVES (early 30s).

CAMERA follows them (this is one continous shot) as they pass the crowd,

greet a DOORMAN and enter --

INSIDE THE NIGHTCLUB. Twice as packed inside as outside. Music is full

blast. Amber and Jack are greeted by;

MAURICE t.t. RODRIGUEZ (30s). Owner of the nightclub. Puerto Rican. Wearing

a suit and fifteen gold chains.

MAURICE:

Jackie-Jack-Jack and Miss Lovely Amber Waves --

AMBER:

Hi, Maurice.

JACK:

You bad ass little spick. How are you, honey?

MAURICE:

Pissed off you ain't been around --

JACK:

-- I been on vacation.

MAURICE:

Don't stay away this long from my

club ever again, Jackie-Jack-Jack.

JACK:

I promise.

Maurice takes Amber's hand and gives it a kiss.

MAURICE:

You are the foxiest bitch in ten countries.

AMBER:

You're such a charmer.

MAURICE:

(to Jack)

I got you all set up at your booth.

I wanna send over some clams on the half shell.

JACK:

Beautiful.

MAURICE:

Just remember, Jack: I'm available

and ready. Cast me and find out --

JACK:

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Amber and Jack head off towards the booth. CAMERA stays with Maurice,

follows him to the bar area, where he shouts some orders to a WAITER.

MAURICE:

Clams on the half shell to Jack

and Amber -- over there -- go!

The WAITER takes off to the kitchen, Maurice walks onto the dance floor and

greets three people;

REED ROTHCHILD, 20s, tall and skinny, BECKY BARNETT, 20s, black girl in

silk, BUCK SWOPE, 20s, black guy in cowboy gear.

MAURICE:

Hello there, kiddies.

REED/BUCK/BECKY

Hi, hey, hi, Maurice.

MAURICE:

Having a good time?

BECKY:

Excellent.

MAURICE:

Great, great, great.

Maurice moves away to greet some more people. CAMERA stays with Reed, Becky

and Buck, does a 360 around them. Reed and Becky Disco Dance. Buck does

some Cowboy-Type Moves.

Moments later, the WAITER carrying clams on the half shell passes and

CAMERA picks up with him, follows him to Jack's booth, where he presents

them;

WAITER:

Compliments of Maurice.

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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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