54


1h 32m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Shane O'Shea was a 19-year-old, good-looking guy living with his severe dad and two siblings in a small, boring town in New Jersey... until he crossed the river into New York City and entered a world overflowing with luxury, sexual desire and decadence. A nightclub that was nothing less than the cen

Film Details

Also Known As
54: The Director's Cut
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Sanjay Mehta
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

Shane O'Shea was a 19-year-old, good-looking guy living with his severe dad and two siblings in a small, boring town in New Jersey... until he crossed the river into New York City and entered a world overflowing with luxury, sexual desire and decadence. A nightclub that was nothing less than the center of the universe - Studio 54. Shane's fast rise from busboy to the 'glamorous' job of being a shirtless waiter--puts Shane directly in competition with his equally ambitious buddy, Greg, a handsome busboy who's too short to work behind the bar and unwilling 'do what it takes' to 'advance his career'. Shane also befriends Greg's Latina wife, Anita, a coat check girl, also aspiring to be a star--a singing disco diva. The trio work under the erratic tutelage of their excessive yet nerdy club impressario--the famed Steve Rubell. All four of their lives collide during this summer of 1979 when the club went from it's height to its decline following IRS investigations.

Crew

Edward R. Abroms

Avid Editor

Allan Agnus

Generator Operator

C'nedra Al'thor

Accountant

Quita Alfred

Costume Supervisor

Scotty Allan

Gaffer

S Allen

Song

Fiona Andrew

Other

Alexis Arnold

Production Coordinator

Nickolas Ashford

Song

Pat Auge

Assistant

Randy Bachman

Song

John Bannister

Scenic Artist

Kelly Barden

Casting

John Baretto

Assistant Property Master

Christopher Barrick

Other

Christopher Barron

Other

Tom Bellfort

Supervising Sound Editor

Denis Bellingham

Boom Operator

Marco Beltrami

Original Music

Bennie Benjamin

Song

Mark Bennett

Casting Associate

Roy Benson

Craft Service

Brad Bergbom

Sound

Tom Betterton

Location Assistant

Oriana Bielawski

Assistant

Sharon Blythe

Extras Casting Assistant

Steve Boeddeker

Sound Designer

Hamilton Bohannon

Song

Paul Boulton

Electrician

Kimberley Bradley

Assistant

Johnny Bristol

Song

Johnny Bristol

Song Performer

Stony Browder Jr.

Song

H. Brown

Song

John R Brown

Driver

Lindakay Brown

Adr Editor

Simon Brown

Camera Trainee

Hugh Brule

Dolly Grip

Sam Burrell

Best Boy Grip

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Michael Burton

Song

Mario Cacioppo

Makeup Assistant

Gloria Caldwell

Song

Billie Calvin

Song

Shane Cardwell

Stunt Coordinator

Don Carmody

Executive Producer

Julie Carr

Assistant

Verne Caruso

Hair Stylist

Harry Wayne Casey

Song

Andy Chmura

Camera Operator

John Choi

Assistant Camera Operator

Mark Christopher

Screenplay

Mark Christopher

Producer

Oliver Churchill

Location Scout

Thom Cioccio

Other

Kerry Clark

Other

Harold Clayton

Song

Lisa Cofini

Post-Production Accountant

Bobby Cohen

Executive Producer

Wendy Cohen

Product Placement

Kyrsten Mate Comoglio

Sound Effects Editor

Steve Constantino

Steadicam Operator

Judi Cooper-sealy

Hair Stylist

Toby Core

Production Assistant

Janet Cormak

Art Department

Cindy Craig

Assistant Director

David Crawford

Song

Keith R Crier

Song

Steve Cropper

Song

Joe Curtin

Construction Coordinator

Louisa Dantas

Production Assistant

August Darnell

Song

Susanna David

Script Supervisor

Ira Deutchman

Producer

Tamara Deverell

Art Director

M Dickerson

Song

Robert Dickerson

Song Performer

Jason Diehl

Assistant

Deborah Maxwell Dion

Casting Associate

Donna Donato

Avid Editor

Lamont Dozier

Song

Steven Drellich

Camera Operator

Midge Duffy

Assistant Property Master

Donald Eaholtz

Dialogue Coach

Raymond Earl

Song

Lori Eastside

Choreographer

Lori Eastside

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Tony Eckert

Foley Mixer

Bernard Edwards

Song

Gordon Eldridge

Electrician

Tony Eldridge

Electrician

Roy Elliston

Grip

Jocelyn Enriquez

Song Performer

Santa Esmeralda

Song Performer

Gwen Everman

Production Accountant

Kevin P. Faherty

Wardrobe Supervisor

James Fanning

Transportation Captain

Karen Fernandez

Assistant

John Finklea

Music Editor

John B Finn

Accounting Assistant

Kevin Fitzpatrick

Gaffer

Gary Flanagan

Driver

Peter Devaney Flanagan

Editor

Eddie Floyd

Song

John Flynn

Other

Suzanne Fox

Adr Editor

Alex Francfort

Song

Erin Futterman

Music Coordinator

Steven Gaines

Consultant

Kenneth Gamble

Song

Cary Gilbert

Song

Brenda Gilles

Wardrobe Assistant

Rocco Gismondi

Assistant Director

William E Githens

Accounting Assistant

Richard Gladstein

Producer

J Goldstein

Song

Nayobe Gomez

Song Performer

Craig Goodwill

Production Assistant

Zack Gordon

Post-Production Assistant

Jude Gorjanc

Assistant Director

Cate Gourdier

Other

Jonathan Greber

Visual Effects

Patricia Green

Makeup Artist

Tony Green

Song

Veronica Green

Makeup

Martha Griffin

Post-Production Supervisor

Mary Griffin

Song Performer

Linda Grimes

Makeup Artist

Alexander Gruszynski

Director Of Photography

Alexander Gruszynski

Lighting

Tauhid Hakein

Production Assistant

Dolly Hall

Producer

Michele Harney

Wardrobe Assistant

Joh Harper

Assistant Camera Operator

Michelle Harrison

Avid Editor

Deborah Harry

Song

Mathew Hart

Production Manager

Dan Hartman

Song

Dan Hartman

Song Performer

Randy Hastings

Driver

Salma Hayek

Song Performer

Norm Henderson

Transportation Coordinator

Ann Henshaw

Wardrobe Assistant

Rafael Hernandez Marin

Song

Ron Hewitt

Assistant Property Master

Lora Hirschberg

Rerecording

Brian Holland

Song

Edward Holland

Song

Billy Hopkins

Casting

Jimmy Horne

Song Performer

Thelma Houston

Song Performer

Thelma Houston

Song

Leon Huff

Song

David C Hughes

Sound Effects Editor

Bunny Hull

Song

John Jackson

Mike Myers' Prosthetics Designer

Susan Jacobs

Music Supervisor

Susan Jacobs

Music Producer

Sean Jensen

Steadicam Operator

Shari Schwartz Johanson

Music Editor

France Joli

Song Performer

Gloria R Jones

Song

Grace Jones

Song Performer

Jonathan Jones

Production Assistant

L Jordan

Song

Irene Kassow

Avid Editor

Michael Kavanagh

Special Effects

John Keenan

Carpenter

Martin Kelley

Lighting

Dave Kellner

Best Boy

Tamara Kelly

Craft Service

Diane Kerbel

Casting Director

Shawn Kilpatrick

Location Assistant

Jonathan King

Producer

Michael Kirilenko

Key Grip

David Kittredge

Editor

Jean Kluger

Song

Scott Koue

Assistant Sound Editor

David Lancaster

Location Scout

Matthew Landon

Creative Consultant

Herb Lane

Song

Libbie Lane

Costumes

Erla Lank

Wardrobe Assistant

Sal Lanza

Key Grip

Sabri Lariani

Carpenter

Rupert Lazarus

Assistant Art Director

Emanuel Leblanc

Song

David Lee

Sound Mixer

Jason Leeking

Security

Kenny Lehman

Song

Denis Lepage

Song

Sylvester Levay

Song

Gordon Lightfoot

Song

Loreen Lightfoot

Other

Mark Lindow

Other

Sandy Linzer

Song

Sophia Lofters

Other

Diane Longone

Accounting Assistant

Ellen Lutter

Costume Designer

J N Maccammon

Rigging Gaffer

Film Details

Also Known As
54: The Director's Cut
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Sanjay Mehta
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 28, 1998

Released in United States on Video January 12, 1999

Released in United States September 1998

Released in United States 2015

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film September 4-13, 1998.

Feature directorial debut for Mark Christopher who graduated from the MFA program in screenwriting and directing at Columbia University.

Began shooting September 29, 1997.

Released in United States Summer August 28, 1998

Released in United States on Video January 12, 1999

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film September 4-13, 1998.)

Released in United States 2015 (The Studio 54 Experience - The Director's Cut - Special Presentations)

Released in United States 2015 (Marquee Presentations - The Director's Cut)

Completed shooting November 26, 1997.

Released in United States 2015

Released in United States 2015 (Legacy Project 10th Anniversary Series - The Director's Cut)