Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Music
Director(s): Mark Christopher
Production: Miramax Films
  9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

"It was the late seventies,"

and Everybody was in the middle of it

"The recession, the mile-long lines

to the station"

The hostage crisis in Iran

"When I look back at it now,"

it is amazing I can remember any of it

It feels like snap-shots from

someone else's life

All connected by one man...

"A guy named Steve Rubell,"

...had a dream...

to throw the best damn party

the world had ever seen

And to make it last forever

He built a world that was offered up

as reality

Where an eighty year old Disco Queen

could play until 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

In 1979 I was nineteen years old

And I had nothing

"Now my Dad would say I had more

than he did at my age,"

but you know what?

"To me,"

filling gas tanks at a

Jersey City station...

"going to the same dingy bar,

with the same guys"

"trying to pick-up on the same chicks,"

...was not tons of fun

I can't believe you came already!


I'm sorry

It was just an...

Look at you! You're so...

Oh yeah... you want to go out tomorrow?

"Look, I know this place where the

pizza is dynamite"


"I'm from Montana, right?"

And you are from Jersey city?


So... I don't go out with guys

from Jersey city

I knew the real escape was right across

the river

But I didn't even have a car

"Even though New York was

three miles away,"

...it seemed like another world

I had been there before with my Mom

"She did makeup for this television show,"

...and took me to work a few times

It was incredible

Everyone wanted to be around the stars

"My mother always told me I could be

anything I wanted to be,"

and I believed her

Mom died when I was twelve

This was dad...

"... his idea of the good life was,"

"a can of "Schlitz" and a

"Jack Benny Special" on the tube"

I had to break out

I knew I had to make a change

"Alright, alright, alright"


What you laughing at?

What is with the hair?

Look at this guy!

Where is my hair?

Look at this guy!

What are you talking about?

You look like Vidal Sassoon

"If YOU don't look good,

we don't look good!"

"Sh*t, I should have borrowed

my brother's platforms"

Do I look short?

"Hey you guys, you guys"

Before we go in. Check it out

Oh take me home baby!

"That is Julie Black from

"All of my Children"

She is my f***ing dream girl

"Julie Black, she is from Alpine"

My aunt does her ma's hair

"Saw her once too,"

...hanging out at the Alpine Inn

Alpine Inn?


We should stake her out

Where was this taken anyway

You know Studio 54

Have you never heard of it?

That place is full of freaks

And girls

And fags

Come on you guys

"Listen, you know who was there

last night?"

Jacqueline Bissette

You know who she is?

Yeah I f***ed her

"Alright, you turkeys can stay here,"

and rot for all I care

But I'm going to go see if I can

get a look at Olivia

Olivia Newton-John?

We aren't there yet?

F*** you Jersey!

We will save you a place in line!

You mothers!

You are going to leave me

with these freaks!

Hey! Hey!

A lot of people thought the door was

a better show than inside

People would try anything to get in

"Mark was the doorman,"

but it was Steve Rubell's club

And his door

I can't let you in here

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Mark Christopher

Mark Christopher (born July 8, 1963 in Fort Dodge, Iowa[1]) is a screenwriter, and director most known for directing 54 (1998), starring Ryan Phillippe, Mike Meyers, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, and Mark Ruffalo. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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