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The soundtrack to P.T. Anderson's affectionate portrait the late '70s porn industry as it faded into the Reagan era was unflinchingly reflective of the times.

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Music in Movies on Mondays: "Sister Christian", from Boogie Nights

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The soundtrack to P.T. Anderson's affectionate portrait the late '70s porn industry as it faded into the Reagan era was unflinchingly reflective of the times. From the Ohio Players to Rick Springfield, just about every angle was covered on the two-volume compilation, whether it was sublime and classic (ELO) or cringe-inducing and hilarious (Mark Wahlberg and John C. Reilly's vanity-driven train wreck in an L.A. studio).

However, there's no doubt that the most delightfully unsettling moment comes when Wahlberg's delusional drug dealer decides to hold court and scatter firecrackers, using Night Rider's bombastic power ballad, "Sister Christian", as the backdrop. Video after the jump...

 
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