Fraud through the roof during recession
By Jason Buckland, Sympatico / MSN Finance
About four-fifths of the way into Boogie Nights, Dirk Diggler officially bottoms out.
Derailed by a nasty coke habit, the former (fictional) porn star tries to rip off a drug dealer and ends up getting chased down the street by that same junkie, who’s now wielding a shotgun.
It’s at this moment you think back to the start of the movie, when Marky Mark was just a good-natured kid from the L.A. ‘burbs with a larger-than-normal appendage. But when he snorted up all his money, he had to turn to crime as a matter of necessity. It was the only place he could go.