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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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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Ryan Phillippe's character is based on Tieg Thomas, who worked at the legendary Studio 54 from 1977 to 1982. 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 »


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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Native New Yorker
Performed by Odyssey
Written by Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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Not too shabby
23 February 1999 | by (High Prairie, Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is, by no means, going on my 1998 Top Ten list, but I'm willing to cut it some slack. I thought it told the story quite well, and captured the rise and fall of Studio 54 wonderfully. The performances were all good, but it's Mike Myers that impressed the hell out of me. In this film he proved himself to be an actor, and a damn good one. Although I anxiously await the new Austin Powers flick, I hope that Myers keeps taking roles that force him to stretch his limits.

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