The famous 1970s New York City nightclub seen and told through the eyes of a young employee.

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An anthology film retelling the story of the famous Studio 54, a hot disco hangout for the social elite of New York. The movie follows several characters at once, some of whom are in desperate straits and on the verge of crashing. Written by Laurence Mixson

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Sex. Drugs. Disco. Everything was in excess. See more »

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Drama | Music

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Rated R for strong sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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28 August 1998 (USA)  »

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Studio 54  »

Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,611,532 (USA) (28 August 1998)

Gross:

$16,574,731 (USA) (25 September 1998)
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Trivia

This film was released in the same year as another disco movie, The Last Days of Disco (1998). Production of that film was accelerated in order to get it released before 54 (1998) which it beat to theaters by about three months. See more »

Goofs

When Shane is bringing Christmas presents to his father's on Christmas Day, the radio station in his car is giving the stock market report for the day. The Stock Exchange is closed on Christmas Day. There would be no market update. See more »

Quotes

Steve Rubell: Is he gorgeous?
Viv: He's gorgeous. Look for yourself.
Shane O'Shea: [voiceover] I was warned that Steven didn't hire any dummies and I should be on my toes because he could ask some really tricky questions.
Steve Rubell: What's two plus two?
Shane O'Shea: Huh?
Steve Rubell: You'll be fine.
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Crazy Credits

There is an additional take of Neve Campbell after the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Son of Sam (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Leave Me This Way
Performed by Thelma Houston
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble), Cary Gilbert, Leon Huff
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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And did what corporations always do...
7 March 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

When "54" got released, many critics claimed that it was just another attempt to get into the '70s nostalgia that had swept the country. It's more than that. The movie shows New York's Studio 54, an unusual club where young people danced to disco and could meet celebrities, as seen through the eyes of employee Shane O'Shea (Ryan Phillippe). At the end, he talks about, how after the government closed the place down, a corporation took it over and did what corporations always do: make the place safe and sterile. Steve Rubell (Mike Myers) built it up into a most unique hangout, and the corporation drained the life out of it.

So don't trust the critics. This was a really good movie.


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