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54 (1998)

R  |   |  Drama, Music  |  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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Sex. Drugs. Disco. Everything was in excess. See more »


Drama | Music

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

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Release Date:

28 August 1998 (USA)  »

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Studio 54  »

Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£99,823 (UK) (22 January 1999)

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| (extended cut) | (director's cut) | (workprint)

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1.85 : 1
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Ryan Phillippe was not a fan of the film as he didn't like the way the producers gutted the film of the bulk of its sexual and drug-taking content. See more »


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Steve Rubell: You'll be fine.
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Surprisingly well done.
26 January 2001 | by (San Mateo, CA) – See all my reviews

One does not usually expect a popular movie to be much good, namely because it caters to the tastes of a crowd, which are notoriously un-demanding. Rarely, however, one finds a film which delivers on its promises. This, fortunately, was one of these films. The acting was the high point of the film. Mike Myers wore his role like a skin, naturally and easily. Ryan Phillippe proved that despite occasional bursts of negative popular opinion he is more than a simple dime-a-dozen pretty boy, and possesses both skill and talent, both of which are put to good use. (And he is good looking, which despite all else, never hurts. But, let's not belabor the obvious). The filming was excellently done, with a good eye towards shock and an occasional shot of strangely unexpected beauty. The only real objection one could put to this film is that it was far too short. Several sub-plots came up which were either abandoned or underdeveloped, and the ending, while highly effective, had a slight air of "deus ex machina" about it. On the whole, though, a talented, unusually intelligent film with excellent actors and direction. Well worth watching.

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