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'Studio 54'

Stop us if you've heard this one before: Two friends from college decide to go into business together. Their endeavor becomes way, way more successful than either could have possibly imagined. And then power, prestige, greed, drugs, money and some less-than-legal activities turn their American dream into a waking nightmare. In the case of Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, their little business that could was Studio 54, the single most famous discotheque ever and a place where the famous, the infamous and the very, very lucky could pretend they were in a Broadway production of Caligula. Matt Tyrnauer's doc looks at the whole sordid rise and fall, with Schrager finally breaking his silence about his late partner, the club's glory days, the celebrities, the raids and the various hedonistic shenanigans that happened on the dancefloor and behind closed doors.