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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Dan (as Matthew Ross)
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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 <>

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


History is made at night.


Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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




Release Date:

4 September 1998 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A diszkó végnapjai  »

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Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£388,903 (UK) (25 September 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chloë Sevigny was cast in the role of Alice Kinnon on recommendation of film editor Christopher Tellefsen who had edited her performance in the movie Kids (1995). Tellefsen edited both Whit Stillman's Metropolitan (1990) and Barcelona (1994). See more »


The "past perfect" that Bernie Rafferty picks up on in a dialogue with Des is actually just the 'simple past' tense. The past perfect would not have been "I was approached" but "I had been approached." A serious error for the self consciously erudite Stillman. 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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Witty Movie about Wasp-y relationships in early 1980s
25 February 2002 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

Well, before you see this, ask yourself if you either: a) want to engorge yourself with lengthy witty banter, or b) see a Wasp-y version of the weaving of people in and out of relationships like Seinfeld or Woody Allen but with a bigger cast? If your answer is yes, this is your movie. If not, not.

This movie is FAR more like Stillman's others (Metropolitan and Barcelona) than like anything you've seen about disco - which is simply the background. I was surprised that these yuppie characters were so freely admitted to Studio 54 (the set of the film), but perhaps it indicates disco's waning popularity by the early 1980s.

I enjoyed it very much - but it's not everyone's cup of tea.

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