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54 (1998)

R  |   |  Drama  |  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 »

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

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£99,823 (UK) (22 January 1999)
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In 2008, about a decade after its original theatrical debut, writer-director Mark Christopher assembled a bootleg Director's Cut of the film with 45 minutes of never before seen footage and unofficially screened it at New York's Outfest around July-August 2008. This version reinstated the blatant promiscuity and bisexuality of Ryan Phillippe's character, as well as the film's core love triangle between Phillippe, Salma Hayek and Breckin Meyer which the Miramax studio forced him to cut from the original release. See more »

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In the first scene, when Shane looks across to the Manhattan skyline, the MetLife building is visible, with "MetLife" in lights across the top of it. In the 1970s, this building was the Pan Am building with "Pan Am" in lights across the top. See more »

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Steve Rubell: Prison can be so fucking dull at night.
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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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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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