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54

Country: USA, Language: English, 93/104 mins

  • Director: Mark Christopher
  • Writer: Mark Christopher
  • Producer: Don Carmody; Bobby Cohen

CGiii Comment

54: The Director's Cut...

Well, it's true what they say: you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear...no matter how hard you try.

The original review stands...even with the additional - more gay - footage, this remains a damp squib...


The original review...

What went wrong? A case of conceit multiplied by infinity.

The film, albeit watchable, totally misses the essence of the time, failing to capture the period entirely.

This should have been a camp extravaganza instead of a depressed turkey.

The music is quiet, the party suppressed - a competent film told from the wrong perspective.

Mark Christopher's short films are far more interesting than this limp affair.

HUGELY disappointing.

As impressive as a damp firework.


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The(ir) Blurb...

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.

Cast & Characters

Ryan Phillippe as Shane O'Shea;
Salma Hayek as Anita Randazzo;
Neve Campbell as Julie Black;
Mike Myers as Steve Rubell;
Sela Ward as Billie Auster;
Breckin Meyer as Greg Randazzo;
Sherry Stringfield as Viv;
Ellen Albertini Dow as Disco Dottie;
Cameron Mathison as Atlanta;
Noam Jenkins as Romeo;
Jay Goede as Buck;
Patrick Taylor as Tarzan;
Heather Matarazzo as Grace O'Shea;
Skipp Sudduth as Harlan O'Shea;
Aemilia Robinson as Kelly O'Shea