Jeremy Helligar
October 10, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Boogie Nights

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
155 minutes
Wide Release Date
10/10/97
performer
Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Mark Wahlberg, Don Cheadle, Heather Graham, Luis Guzman, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Alfred Molina, John C. Reilly, Ricky Jay, Melora Walters
director
Paul Thomas Anderson
Producers
Ghoulardi Film Company, Lawrence Gordon Productions, New Line Cinema
distributor
New Line Cinema
author
Paul Thomas Anderson
genre
Drama

We gave it a B

Soundtracks for ’70s-era movies are too often loaded with the decade’s usual camp suspects (ABBA, Donna Summer), but this porn-industry drama spotlights such refreshingly underexposed tunes as Melanie’s ”Brand New Key” and Walter Egan’s ”Magnet & Steel.” One unfortunate flashback: Night Ranger’s bombastic ballad ”Sister Christian.” B

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