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1 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
Nightclub owner Peter Gatien was the undisputed king of the 1980s New York club scene with a Manhattan empire that counted tens of thousands of patrons per night in its peak years.


Director: Billy Corben

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Limelight (2011)

Release Date: September 23rd, 2011|1 hr. 32 min.

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  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Transporting as it is, this doc leaves a bad taste in your mouth, if just for the ill will it drudges up. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Depending on your age, Limelight could make you nostalgic for those bad old days - and sort of glad you'll never be able to relive them. show more

  • 50
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    All outrageous stuff. Gatien's story is worth telling. Which makes it all the more unfortunate that director Billy Corben presents it in such a methodical fashion. show more

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Eric Larnick on Sep 24th, 2011 3:00PM

In the 1980s and 90s, metropolitan club owner Peter Gatien was such an influential taste-maker that he was once dubbed "the king of New York City nightclubs." His crown jewel was Limelight, a...

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