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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Randazzo
Disco Dottie
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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In later years, Salma Hayek has confessed that she wished she hadn't made the film as she felt her part was completely underwritten. She did concede that the film garnered her a lot of attention though. See more »


Some of the lighting equipment we see is from HighEnd Technologies (Studio Color, Studio Spot and Cyberlight) which was not available until the early-'90s. See more »


Steve Rubell: Not with that shirt.
[Shane turns to leave, Steve grabs his arm]
Steve Rubell: I said, not with that shirt.
[Shane pauses, then takes his shirt off, showing his six-pack]
Steve Rubell: Welcome to my party, handsome.
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Crazy Credits

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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Heaven Must Have Sent You
Performed by Bonnie Pointer
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland (as Edward Holland Jr.)
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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One Big Party Until You Come Down From The High
11 January 1999 | by (Medford/Ashland Oregon) – See all my reviews

Studio 54 was a swift, colourful flick that showed us the true ins and outs of the seventies. The only difference is that the writers remembered the seventies .. thus, they obviously didn't really live the seventies atmosphere to its fullest. Mr Ryan Phillippe, in my opinion, took on an enormous task in performing this role ... I mean who else could you get to wear tight clothing, push pills, make drinks, take sexual harassment from a male employer, and still look pretty? Ms Campbell' purpose in this movie showed young girls that you can get somewhere with talent and not just looks. Basically, the script was compelling, the acting was sought as half way and ended up getting three quarters ... so overall I say that this isn't that bad of a flick if you are looking for something out of the everyday norm. I gave this movie a rating of a "9" because it is a personal favourite of mine, and the casting was one of the best combos, for my taste in movies. - David Wills christian 11/01/99

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