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Music Review: 'Boogie Nights'

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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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