Boogie Nights is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Set in Southern California in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the screenplay focuses on a young nightclub dishwasher who becomes the popular star of pornographic films and finds himself slowly descending into a nightmare of drug abuse when his fame draws him into a crowd of users and abusers.
Dirk's fellow porn star, Reed Rothchild (played by John C. Reilly), aspires to be a magician and does some magic effects.
Ricky Jay appears in the movie as a cameraman.
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