The Dirk Diggler Story (1988)





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This short was remade as Boogie Nights.
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While it's admirable and certainly ambitious, what PTA goes on to do in Boogie Nights is far more worth one's time. It's a

Colyn Kirkland
Colyn Kirkland

Makes me respect PTA and Boogie Nights even more. How anyone could possibly take this movie and stretch it into one of the best movies of the past 10-15 years is mindblowing. If you're interested watch it here

Paul Pastoor
Paul Pastoor

Mostly fascinating just to see Robert Ridgely (who later played The Colonel in Boogie Nights) in the Jack Horner role. Also, I wish Boogie Nights had retained the part of the story where Dirk is discovered at a falafel stand. Other than "I'm your brother... from another mother," it's possibly the most inadvertently funny P.T. Anderson moment ever.

Eitan Freedenberg
Eitan Freedenberg

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