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
This film was released in the same year as another disco movie, The Last Days of Disco (1998). Production of that film was accelerated in order to get it released before 54 (1998) which it beat to theaters by about three months. See more »
On the invitation for the New Year's Eve party, the date is
incorrectly typed as "the thirty first of December Nineteen seventy-eight..." The date should be Nineteen seventy-nine. See more »
In 2008, 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 Outfest. 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 studio forced him to cut from the original release. See more »
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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