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The Last Days of Disco (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  4 September 1998 (UK)
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Story of two female Manhattan book editors fresh out of college, both finding love and themselves while frequenting the local disco.

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Last Days of Disco loosely depicts the "last days" at a disco palace, where drugs, sex and weirdness ran rampant. The story centers around a group of friends who frequent the disco and each other. All the characters are searching for something to make their lives more fulfilling. Some are searching for everlasting love and some are just wanting something different. As the disco is closed, they all wonder can disco ever really be dead? Written by Kathy Clark <kemoore@cyberramp.net>

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disco | love | friend | drugs | book | See All (163) »

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History is made at night.

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated R for some elements involving sexuality and drugs | See all certifications »
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4 September 1998 (UK)  »

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A diszkó végnapjai  »

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$277,601 (USA) (29 May 1998)

Gross:

£388,903 (UK) (25 September 1998)
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The unemployment office Des visits to file his unemployment insurance claim was located at 247 West 54th Street which is literally across the street (254 West 54th Street) from the real Studio 54 (the legendary nightclub which serves as the model for the club in this film). Although it no longer serves as a nightclub and now serves as an off-Broadway theater (Roundabout Theatre Company) the doors at the main entrance of the original nightclub still remain as a testament of its iconic history. In early 2012, the building where the unemployment office was located was torn down in order to make way for a new high-rise condominium. See more »

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In the background of the street scenes you can see car models made in the 90's not 80's. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice Kinnon: I hear you have a much better chance of getting in if you come by cab.
Charlotte Pingress: You're really worried about getting in?
Alice Kinnon: Yes.
Charlotte Pingress: I thought you've been here several times before.
Alice Kinnon: Not the front way. They were private parties. We came in through the back.
Charlotte Pingress: We look real good tonight. I'm sure we're gonna get in.
[Alice and Charlotte round the corner and see a large crowd waiting outside the Disco Club]
Alice Kinnon: [beat] Let's get a cab.
Charlotte Pingress: Yeah.
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Referenced in Gossip Girl: The Last Days of Disco Stick (2009) See more »

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Opportunity
Written by Ray Evans, Randall Stewart
Performed by The Jewels
Courtesy of Rhino Records
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Good but not great, worth seeing once, but probably not twice.
27 December 1998 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This was my first Whit Stillman film, and although I wasn't awestruck, I was interested enough to want to check out his other works (Metropolitan, Barcelona). I liked Charlotte's character at first, but she seemed to become more and more bitchy as the movie progressed. I enjoyed the development of her relationship with Alice, although I think that Holly's character could have been a little more developed. Perhaps I was just tired, or maybe it's just my eyesight going, or maybe it was just the fashion of the early 80's, but I found several of the male characters similar enough in appearance that I had trouble distinguishing them as the film progressed. Jimmy Stillman's commentary near the end about how disco will never truly die was very well done, and rings true in my ears, and is evidenced by the very existence of the movie. All in all, I enjoyed it, and I might watch it again to further analyse it for my own benefit, but I doubt I'll ever count it as a favorite film.


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