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The Last Days of Disco (1998)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan (as Matthew Ross)
Tiger Lady
Sonsee Neu ...
Diana (as Sonsee Ahray)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some elements involving sexuality and drugs | See all certifications »




Release Date:

12 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A diszkó végnapjai  »

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Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$2,987,297 (USA) (7 August 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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The opening titles state that this film is set during the very early 1980s. They state only the specific month without mentioning the actual year of the month itself. See more »


Several of the main characters call themselves "yuppies," and one reports seeing graffiti reading "Die, Yuppie Scum!" even though the film was probably set in 1980-81. While the first known use of the word "yuppie" was in 1980, it did not gain common use, let alone negative connotations, until 1983. See more »


[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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References Bambi (1942) See more »


Rockin' Chair
Written by Clarence Reid, Willie Clarke (as Willie Clark)
Performed by Gwen McCrae
Courtesy of Rhino Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Clubs were not as loud then as they are now
8 February 2004 | by (Detroit) – See all my reviews

Several people have commented that the conversations in the club would have been impossible due to the loud disco music. I was a regular bar goer in the 1970s and 80s and though some rock and roll bars were deafening, most dance clubs were not as "loud" as they are today. Conversation was a possibility back then believe it or not. I think that is one retro idea that should be revived.

As for the rest of the film, I liked it. I did not think all of the elements worked however. For example, I would have liked to have seen more proof that disco was on its way out. Having guys walk around in shirts that proclaimed "Disco Sucks" and footage of a "death to disco" rally at a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox were both evident in 1979 when that game was played. I watched that game. Incidentally, the Tigers won by forfeit as the Chicago field became a disaster area. I would have liked to have heard more of the change in music. We did hear some Blondie, but this film was supposed to take place in the early 80s. I think the song "Bette Davis Eyes" would have been a good choice.

If you are looking for a celebration of Disco, this film isn't it. It does have some realistic portrayals of people who might have been involved in the scene. I watched the film because I disliked the whole disco scene and thought that a film showing it dying may be interesting and it did not disappoint me. If you are looking for a plot, this film doesn't have it. Not all of it worked and I was scratching my head a few times, but I think this film may become more enjoyable with a second viewing. I gave it a 7.

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