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54 (1998)

R  |   |  Drama, Music  |  28 August 1998 (USA)
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Ratings: 5.8/10 from 26,829 users   Metascore: 33/100
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Did You Know?


Director Mark Christopher was inspired by Cabaret (1972) and had it screened during production. See more »


When Shane is driving in his Camaro Z28 to his father's home to drop off Christmas presents, a New York City cab can be seen in the rear window. The cab is a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria. See more »


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

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 »


Referenced in Son of Sam (2008) See more »


Que Sera Mi Vida
Performed by The Gibson Brothers
Written by Daniel Vangarde, Jean Kluger and Alex Francfort
Courtesy of Zagora Records
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Great movie
16 September 1999 | by (Mentor, OH) – See all my reviews

It's unknown to me why this movie got such a bad review from critics. There are alot of factual errors about the club, yes. But this seemed to be a great movie. Mike Myers was an excellent pick for Steve Rubell, he had the same personality as Rubell in the movie.

Another thing is the story is so interesting about Studio 54, it was a fad, hip, and unusual place for it's time. Not only that, the story of the controversial club is one that really is unknown to some.

The story might not be dead on accurate, and some of the characters might be factual, and there could be alot of mistakes in the movie, but it's still a great one to watch when you get past it.

I would suggest watching VH-1's Behind The Music on Studio 54 first before seeing the movie, for a clear understanding on the club. That way you don't get freaked out.

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