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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)
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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 <kemoore@cyberramp.net>

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History is made at night.


Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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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Castle Rock, the studio that produced the film, wanted a big name to star in the "Alice" role. They put in a call to Winona Ryder's agent with a firm offer. In the meantime, Chloe Sevigny read for the part and was perfect for the role, according to Whit Stillman. They were able to get out of the offer to Ryder because her agent took four days to return the call. See more »


A table cloth rotates through 90 degrees between shots at Rex's Bar. 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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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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