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The Last Days of Disco (1998)

 -  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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Set in Jamaica in the early '60s, the film centers on a gospel church and the music scene of the time.

Director: Whit Stillman
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Storyline

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:

£93,255 (UK) (4 September 1998)

Gross:

£388,903 (UK) (25 September 1998)
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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 »

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A table cloth rotates through 90 degrees between shots at Rex's Bar. 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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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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The Love I Lost
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble), Leon Huff
Performed by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (as Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes)
Courtesy of Philadelphia International Records/Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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The love train goes express to Oz.
10 June 2004 | by (Staten Island, New York) – See all my reviews

Chloe Sevigny, the independent film princess, lands in the great emerald city by the sea. The final moments of the disco period are about to expire and she must dispose of her wickedly evil roommate, Kate Beckinsale. The disco is the epicenter of the film, the "Oz" if you will, where the wizard appears to control the music and lights of the city. Whit Stillman produces movies as often as the Olympics come around, but I like the tone he achieves here. Check-out the eighties publishing world depicted in the film. What's missing? No computers. The office seems less cluttered and more soothing to the creative spirit. There's an off-the-cuff reference to J.D. Salinger and his different works. There are many such random references scattered through the frames of the film. The director keeps you on your toes. The highlight of the film arrives on an iron horse by means of an impromptu dance sequence. The extemporaneous dance number spills out onto the subway platform and beyond the station. Nice touch.


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