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The Dirk Diggler Story (1988)

Not Rated | | Short, Biography, Drama
The rise and fall of Dirk Diggler.

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Paul Thomas Anderson (as Paul Anderson)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michael Stein ... Dirk Diggler
Robert Ridgely ... Jack Horner (as Bob Ridgely)
Eddie Delcore Eddie Delcore ... Reed Rothchild
Rusty Schwimmer ... Candy Kane (as Rusty Schwimer)
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PTA's rough draft of his masterpiece Boogie Nights. This film tells the story of Dirk Diggler. A famous porn star from America who makes it big amongst the industry and amongst the mainstream in the late 1970s. However, Dirk Diggler soon will meet his unfortunate downfall.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

It was shot on video and edited VCR to VCR. The director's father narrated it. See more »

Goofs

Dirk Diggler supposedly records the song "The Touch" before his death in 1981. The song was actually written for The Transformers: The Movie in 1986. See more »

Connections

Remade as Boogie Nights (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The Way We Were
Written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman and Marvin Hamlisch
Performed by Barbra Streisand
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Great Student Film
25 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Dirk Diggler Story, The (1988)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Fake documentary on porn star Dirk Diggler (Michael Stein), which director Anderson would later turn into Boogie Nights. The film was shot on videotape and edited from VCR to VCR yet you can still see the talent behind the camera. The film kept me entertained throughout its 31-minute running time. The video is raw, the performances raw and the editing is raw but it makes for an interesting little film especially when you compare it to the feature version. The ending here is a lot better than the one in Boogie Nights.


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