Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around. Adams' rise from nobody to a celebrity adult entertainer is meteoric, and soon the whole world seems to know his porn alter ego, Dirk Diggler. Now, when disco and drugs are in vogue, fashion is in flux and the party never seems to stop, Adams' dreams of turning sex into stardom are about to collide with cold, hard reality. Featuring an amazing, award-winning cast, including Mark Wahlberg (THE DEPARTED, WE OWN THE NIGHT), Burt Reynolds (DELIVERANCE), John C. Reilly (MAGNOLIA), Julianne Moore (CHILDREN OF MEN), Philip Seymour Hoffman (STATE & MAIN), Don Cheadle (TALK TO ME), William H. Macy (BOBBY), and many more.
Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Reynolds), 1998 Golden Globes
Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Reynolds), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Moore), Best Writing - Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, 1998 Academy Awards; Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, 1998 WGA Awards
Has the quality of many great films, in that it always seems alive. -- Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES