1997 Certificate: 18


Mark Wahlberg is the young stud who takes the 1970s porn scene by storm in Paul Thomas Anderson's hugely engrossing rise-and-fall drama. Anderson expertly steers the tale between comedy, tragedy, intimacy and excess, assisted by a terrific cast. Burt Reynolds reaches a career high as the filmmaking svengali who puts "Dirk Diggler" on the map and while John C Reilly, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Don Cheadle all make an impression, it's co-stars Julianne Moore and Heather Graham who really help Dirk to make it big.


  • Paul Thomas Anderson


  • Mark Wahlberg

  • Burt Reynolds

  • Julianne Moore

  • Heather Graham

  • John C Reilly

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman

  • Don Cheadle