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Wow - this is the role that got Tom noticed in Hollywood and it's a *firecracker* performance so to speak! ;) One of my fave performances by Tom, even though he's just one of many in a fine supporting cast. Not one for the kiddies though... I love Tom's wired intensity in it, and the "drug deal gone bad" scene is just classic.

 

 

Jen

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yeah he was a freakin' mad man in that movie!

 

Aaron

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The final scene with Tom is the greatest scene in the whole flick. Stellar cast and great music.

Yeah, Tom totally stole the show. He was crazy and at the end he started to have a major shit fit. Great movie moment, he's probably the only reason I watch the film. But there are some great performances by the likes of Bill Macy, Don Cheadle, Philip Seymour Hoffman, etc.

 

JO

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Thomas Jane ruled this flick...it might of been a small part, but made me a fan.

loved his character...swagger and spoken tone, all in all his on-screen presence.

and that bad-ass handlebar moustache kicked ass.

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Speaking of Paul T. Anderson flicks. Where is Tom in Magnolia? I didn't know he was in it when watching it not long ago, but I couldn't place him either.. Is there a longer version than the 3hour 5min one?

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Tom can be found when they do a career montage for Jimmy Gator. He can be seen as the younger version of the character. If I remember right, he's dressed in a graduation uniform handing out something to the kids. It's one of those "blink and you'll miss it" things.

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"In the master bedroom, under the bed in a floor safe...Understand?"...As soon as Todd said those lines I knew all hell would break loose.

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Tom can be found when they do a career montage for Jimmy Gator. He can be seen as the younger version of the character. If I remember right, he's dressed in a graduation uniform handing out something to the kids. It's one of those "blink and you'll miss it" things.

 

thanks! :)

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"In the master bedroom, under the bed in a floor safe...Understand?"...As soon as Todd said those lines I knew all hell would break loose.

 

I love when he starts kinda cryin' and says, "that's what we goddamn came here to motherfuckin' do..." I actually felt bad for Todd in that part (my folks always said I have a soft spot for people with "problems" :rolleyes: ).

 

 

 

motherfucking.....HA! No one likes a misspelled curse word. I like that motherliness was suggested to replace motherfuckin'.

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I share the same sentiment! Ironically, I just wrote something about that in another thread (more appropriate here, though).

 

"You know, I was looking at these pictures and it struck me that Tom played Todd from Boogie Nights... I just checked and confirmed that... I know I'm pretty late to the game—but my hats off to you Tom for that character. I've partied with people like Todd and I really connected with that character... all high and fucked up doing crazy shit.

 

I really enjoy the "Lovable Loser" or "Fall guy in over-his-head" type characters and for some reason cannot stomach the heroic archetypes. I think you also may have been good in the role Josh Brolin played in No Country for Old Men (although Josh kicked-ass in the film)."

 

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I love when he starts kinda cryin' and says, "that's what we goddamn came here to motherfuckin' do..." I actually felt bad for Todd in that part (my folks always said I have a soft spot for people with "problems" :rolleyes: ).

 

 

 

motherfucking.....HA! No one likes a misspelled curse word. I like that motherliness was suggested to replace motherfuckin'.

 

lol to tell you the truth I felt bad for him too...He was going nuts, his boys weren't backing him up so he had to deal with scary ass Alfred Molina all by himself.

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Thomas Jane ruled this flick...it might of been a small part, but made me a fan.

loved his character...swagger and spoken tone, all in all his on-screen presence.

and that bad-ass handlebar moustache kicked ass.

 

Exactly - I loved it when we first met him with John C. Reilly's character and he's swinging it out in full panther phase: "I don't dance on Sundays" and his 70s Playgirl centerfold lines uttered with mucho gusto, "Introduce her to my lap ..."

I bemoaned his fate, indeed, and wanted the handlebar to live, dammit, live!

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Just wanted to add that Netflix carries the Special Edition DVD with a bonus disc that features at least three more scenes that include Thomas.

 

Fun! :)

 

Oh! And Thomas appears in Michael Penn's video for "Try" as well!

 

More fun! :lol:

 

(Anybody want to submit the update to his IMDB Other Works listing?)

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Just wanted to add that Netflix carries the Special Edition DVD with a bonus disc that features at least three more scenes that include Thomas.

 

Fun! :)

 

Oh! And Thomas appears in Michael Penn's video for "Try" as well!

 

More fun! :lol:

 

(Anybody want to submit the update to his IMDB Other Works listing?)

 

Thanks for mentioning the Tom-bits on the Special Edition DVD. I actually just picked it up last weekend and plan to do some camera-snapping of Tom's parts.

 

Tom has a verry brief appearance in that "Try" video; the camera just flies by him, and I was like, wait a minute, I think that was Tom! :lol: I had to keep freeze-framing it to look at him...

 

I think Tom is then in the last 3 Deleted scenes. The first one is in the music studio and it's brief, with Tom mostly in profile and swigging from a bottle. The 2nd one is a taking drugs scene, I think, with lots 'n' lots of fast cuts of him, J.C. Reilly, and Mark W., well...taking drugs! :P The last scene is with a wrecked car and you see Tom's character acting all cool and looking at the car while Mark W. flips out that he smashed up the car (a red Corvette, I think?).

 

 

Jen

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Just wanted to point out here that I've added 44 photos of Tom in various deleted scenes from the special edition of Boogie Nights DVD to my Thomas Jane 2 Yahoo Group, so head over there to catch of glimpse of his cameo in Michael Penn's video Try, as well as Tom in 3 deleted scenes, "Under The Table", "Mixing Feeling The Heat", and "Car Crash". Plus there are snapshots of Tom's Filmography, his character's Biography, and a

couple other pix.

 

 

Jen

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God, how I love TJ's 70s porn 'stache!

 

...and his, ummm, cocky attitude! :lol:

 

 

Jen

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...and his, ummm, cocky attitude! :lol:

 

 

Jen

 

:lol: :lol: :lol:

 

Yes, I love that too!

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Boogie Nights review :

"Building up the sweaty suspense is Rahad's "Awesome Mixtape", which transforms one hit wonders from the '80s (Night Ranger's "Sister Christian", Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl") into symphonies on glamorous, impending doom..."

 

http://consequenceofsound.net/2009/10/07/c...motion-picture/

 

 

Jen

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I can't remember who sang it but I liked the song "Drivers Seat". Tom was in a scene when that song was playing, and looking fine I might add.

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Boogie Nights is one of my favourite movies of all time (probably cos I'm a 70s kid and have a nostalgic affection for that era). I thought Tom added a great dynamism to the film - I love his first appearance when he swings into the party all cocksure and you just KNOW he's gonna be the naughty guy that Mark Whalburg's character gets influenced by and it's all gonna go "tits up" (as we say in Britain, lol). And I agree that drug dealing scene that leads to mayhem is fantastic.

 

Can't wait for the second series of Hung to air in Britain next year.

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