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Not Rated | | Documentary | 22 April 2011 (USA)
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A documentary on former New York City club owner Peter Gatien.

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Billy Corben

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Credited cast:
50 Cent ... Himself (archive footage)
Lisa Michelle Axelrod ... Runway Model (as Lisa Axelrod)
Jay-Z ... Himself (archive footage)
Moby
Ed Koch
Michael Alig
Edgar Oliver Edgar Oliver ... Himself (archive footage)
Peter Gatien Peter Gatien
Howard Safir Howard Safir
Benjamin Brafman Benjamin Brafman
Michael Caruso Michael Caruso
Steve Lewis Steve Lewis
Frank Owen Frank Owen
Sean Kirkham Sean Kirkham
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A documentary on former New York City club owner Peter Gatien.

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The rise and fall of New York's greatest nightclub empire.

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Documentary

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,259, 25 September 2011

Gross USA:

$60,335

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,335
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Rakontur, Deerjen Films See more »
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An Interesting Peek Through an NYC Gloryhole
26 February 2012 | by ddunn-2See all my reviews

This was an entertaining and informative look at the history of the Manhattan club scene, which contradicts the popular notion that this period of culture primarily consisted of Studio 54 and the also-ran clubs. It is also an insightful glimpse at the rise and fall of MDMA's impact on nightclub life; something that many people do not and cannot fully appreciate.

As to one reviewer's complaint that the film is mainly composed of old TV footage and interior shots (what exactly is wrong with that?) of the clubs central to the story: what was the director Mr. Corben supposed to do, get into his time machine and set-up new shots? The documentary made good use of existing film records, without a lot of shot duplication, something that plagues many films which rely on available stock footage.

This documentary is worth your time, especially if you have ever ingested real MDMA and then gone out dancing.


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