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54 ★½ 1998 (R)

The days of '70s disco, drugs, and hedonism rear their heads in this look back at New York's infamous Studio 54. Myers takes the drama route as druggie club coowner Steve Rubell, while Phillippe starts off as innocent New Jersey boy Shane O'Shea, who gets a job as a bartender and is soon taking the low road to debauchery. Others hitting the dance floor include pouty soap star Julie (Campbell), coatcheck girl/wouldbe disco diva Anita (Hayek), and her busboy hubby Greg (Meyer). But Shane is a dunce and his story a bore, while the effective Myers takes a decided backseat storywise. Film went through a lot of lastminute reediting but it didn't seem to help. 92m/C VHS, DVD . Mike Myers, Ryan Phillippe, Breckin Meyer, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, Sela Ward, Sherry Stringfield, Ellen A. Dow, Heather Matarazzo, Skipp (Robert L.) Sudduth, Cindy Crawford; Cameos: Lauren Hutton, Michael York; D: Mark Christopher; W: Mark Christopher; C: Alexander Grusynski.