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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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Welcome to the Party See more »

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Drama | Music

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

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Box Office

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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Trivia

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

Goofs

In one newspaper clipping towards the end, the word "survivor" is clearly misspelled as "surviver". See more »

Quotes

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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If You Could Read My Mind
Performed by Stars on 54
Featuring Ultra Naté, Amber and Jocelyn Enriquez (as Jocelyn Enriquez)
Written by Gordon Lightfoot
Produced by The Berman Brothers
Recorded and Mixed by Dr. Mo & Touch
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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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