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54 (1998)

 -  Drama | History  -  28 August 1998 (USA)
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Famous 70s NYC 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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Rated R for strong sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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£99,823 (UK) (22 January 1999)

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£99,823 (UK) (22 January 1999)
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In 2008, about a decade after its original theatrical debut, writer-director Mark Christopher assembled a bootleg Director's Cut of the film with 45 minutes of never before seen footage and unofficially screened it at New York's Outfest around July-August 2008. This version reinstated the blatant promiscuity and bisexuality of Ryan Phillippe's character, as well as the film's core love triangle between Phillippe, Salma Hayek and Breckin Meyer which the Miramax studio forced him to cut from the original release. See more »

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On the invitation for the New Year's Eve party, the date is incorrectly typed as "the thirty first of December Nineteen seventy-eight..." The date should be Nineteen seventy-nine. See more »

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Shane O'Shea: [voiceover] A guy named Steve Rubell had a dream: To throw the best damned party the world had ever seen and to make it last forever. He built a world where fantasy was put up as reality and where an 80-year-old disco queen could dance till dawn. Where models mingled with mechanics, plumbers danced with princes. It was a place where all labels were left behind. A place where there were no rules.
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As the credits roll, photographs are shown, first of visiting celebrities (e.g., Brooke Shields, George Burns, Arnold Schwarzenegger), then candid shots of unidentified customers. See more »

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You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
Performed by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
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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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