The famous 1970s New York City 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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Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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28 August 1998 (USA)  »

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Studio 54  »

Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$16,574,731 (USA) (25 September 1998)
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1.85 : 1
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Mark Christopher turned in his original cut in early 1998. Studio reaction to this rough cut was very positive, but two preview screenings in Long Island, New York proved disastrous. Audiences complained that none of the characters were likable, and found much of the gay content uncomfortable. In particular, the kiss between Ryan Phillippe and Breckin Meyer yielded a negative reaction, with viewers complaining that neither actor seemed comfortable in the scene. Miramax head Harvey Weinstein ordered extensive re-shoots to alter the plot, removing most references to Phillipe's character's bisexuality, expanding Neve Campbell's role as a love interest, and adding a new ending. Ultimately, the film didn't fare better with critics or audiences, and Christopher's original cut became something of a legend among film enthusiasts. Bootleg copies of the Director's Cut circulated for years, before an official announcement in 2015 of an official release. See more »

Goofs

There is a shot of a milk carton on the breakfast table at Shane's house. The carton contains a "Nutrition Facts" label that didn't exist until 1994. 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

There is an additional take of Neve Campbell after the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Showbiz Today: Episode dated 24 August 1998 (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont
Performed by Marco Ribaldi
Courtesy of Promusic
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Mike Myers should have received that rumored Oscar nomination for this movie...
17 June 2000 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

While the acting is pretty dull in this movie, Mike Myers proved that he can handle serious drama. Shortly after this movie came out, it was rumored that Mike Myers would receive an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for playing the Studio 54 owner. I would have strongly agreed with this nomination, and I only recommend 54 to anyone curious about the serious side of Mike Myers.


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