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54 (1998)

R | | Drama, Music | 28 August 1998 (USA)
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The famous 1970s New York City nightclub seen and told through the eyes of a young employee.

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9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Shane O'Shea
... Anita Randazzo
... Julie Black
... Steve Rubell
... Billie Auster
... Greg Randazzo
... Viv
... Disco Dottie
... Atlanta
... Romeo
... Buck
Patrick Taylor ... Tarzan
... Grace O'Shea
... Harlan O'Shea
Aemilia Robinson ... Kelly O'Shea
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,611,532, 30 August 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,574,731, 27 September 1998
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Production studio Miramax developed a partial screenplay in 1995, and acquired the rights to this movie in 1997. See more »

Goofs

Many of the newspaper articles that are shown quickly are not the actual articles that match the headlines. The New Yorker article about Rubbell's arrest begins accurately, but the main body is an advice column. Two articles have identical copy. Some articles have blatant writing errors, such as misspelled words, missing hyphens, uncapped letters, etc. One article calls the Drug Enforcement Administration the "Drug Enforcement Administrative." See more »

Quotes

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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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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Lamento Borincano
Performed by Salma Hayek
Written by Rafael Hernández (as Rafael Hernandez Marin)
Produced by Coati Mundi
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Surprisingly well done.
26 January 2001 | by 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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