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54 (1998)

R  |   |  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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You've never been anywhere until you've been here. See more »

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Drama | History

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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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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£99,823 (UK) (22 January 1999)

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£99,823 (UK) (22 January 1999)
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Though set in New York, the majority of this film was actually shot in Toronto, Canada in 1997. Principal photography for this movie was filmed during September, October and November 1997. Re-shoots of the picture were filmed in June 1998 only about two months before the film was due to launch in late August 1998. This additional photography was shot in New York and cast were not told the content of the scenes. The additional filming was conducted due to the poor results from early test screenings. Ultimately, 45 minutes of the original film was replaced with 25 minutes of new footage, the running time went from a two hour version to one around an hour and a half. See more »

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Early in the film, Shane's hair is shown with a short style before he actually cuts it. See more »

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Steve Rubell: Prison can be so fucking dull at night.
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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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Fly Robin Fly
Performed by Silver Convention
Written by Sylvester Levay & Stephan Prager
Courtesy of Edition Butterfly/Roswitha Kunze
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing, Inc.
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Never lives up to its potential...
31 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

What could have been an intoxicating, unforgettable film is instead reduced so pretty people like Ryan Phillippe and Neve Campbell whining and posing. The REAL story of the REAL "54" is Steve Rubell and the shenanigans and illegal activities that took place in AND out of the club....as well as the entire disco era. Actually, aside from some great music from the period, the viewer doesn't get much of a feel for the late 70's. And frankly, it's a bit hard to because of the VERY 90's faces in the film. It would be okay if some of them could actually act...

The only thing this film has going for it, besides the music, is a stellar, surprising performance from Mike Myers as Steve Rubell. The filmmakers blew their chance with this movie...the REAL story of Studio 54 with Mike Myers in the lead role would have made a phenomenal movie. Instead, we get a soap opera with bad acting and Myers reduced to a thankless supporting role. Overall, "54" isn't terrible and it does have it's moments. It is just very disappointing, because the REAL story would have been so much more fulfilling.


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