The Last Days of Disco


1h 53m 1998

Brief Synopsis

During the early 1980s as the Disco era comes to an end, a pair of recent Hampshire College grads move to Manhattan and are befriended by a group of Harvard grads.

Film Details

Also Known As
Derniers jours du disco, Les, Disco, Last Days of Disco, Les Derniers jours du disco
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Jeff Livesey
Distribution Company
Gramercy Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

During the early 1980s as the Disco era comes to an end, a pair of recent Hampshire College grads move to Manhattan and are befriended by a group of Harvard grads.

Crew

Daniel J Adkins

Wardrobe

Peter Afterman

Music Supervisor

Chris Allen

Song

Jill E Anderson

Wardrobe Supervisor

Tom Anderson

Electrician

Denise Andres

Wardrobe

Don Angst

Electrician

Rina Anoussi

Other

Frank Appedu

Driver

Kerry Barden

Casting

Julia Barraclough

Other

Howard Barrett

Song

Mark Bennett

Casting Associate

John Billeci

Electrician

Murphy Birdsall

Adr Editor

Jean Block

Hair

Mark Bodner

Location Scout

Jim Boniece

Key Grip

David Boulton

Adr

Daniel Boxer

Property Master

Scott Breindel

Sound Mixer

Alicia Bridges

Song Performer

Alicia Bridges

Song

Patricia Brolsma

Boom Operator

Theodore Brown

Driver

Theodore A. Brown

Transportation Coordinator

Juan Bryan

Driver

Fern Buchner

Makeup Artist

Pete Bucossi

Stunt Coordinator

Kristine Bulakowski

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Colleen Callaghan

Hair Stylist

Kymbra Callaghan

Makeup Assistant

William A Campbell

Wardrobe

Paul Candrilli

Grip

Danielle Capawanna

Audio

John Carrafa

Choreographer

Terry Cassaletta

Special Thanks To

Mark Castellano

Stunts

Jean-marc Cerrone

Song

Victor Chan

Stunts

Lou Christie

Song

Eric Christoffersen

Consultant

Matt Chubet

Grip

Willie Clark

Song

Ardis Cohen

Hair

Phil Cohen

Assistant Camera Operator

John Coleman

Driver

Bob Colletti

Stunts

Roger Cook

Song

John Coppola

Music

Robert Covelman

Props Assistant

Steve Cropper

Song

Reuben Cross

Song

J P Cummings

Set Production Assistant

Paul Davis

Special Thanks To

Robert Dean

Driver

Paul Degen

Special Thanks To

Demetri Detsardis

Location Scout

Gregg Diamond

Song

Raymond Donner

Song

Cas Donovan

Assistant Director

Andrea Dorman

Steadicam Operator

Carl Douglas

Song Performer

Colin Dwyer

Production Assistant

Liz Dykehouse

Production Accountant

Bernard Edwards

Song

Kate Edwards

Wardrobe Supervisor

Sarah Edwards

Costumes

Patricia Eiben

Wardrobe Supervisor

Meryl Emmerton

Assistant Production Coordinator

Ray Evans

Song

Tyrone Evans

Song

Charles Fay

Driver

Ralph Ferrara

Stunts

Jim Ferris

Electrician

Alvin Fields

Song

Daniel Finn

Key Grip

John B Finn

Post-Production Accountant

John Fitch

Song

Eddie Floyd

Song

Erin Folsey

Assistant Costume Designer

David Foster

Song

Rick Freeman

Sound Editing

Betsy Friedman

Set Production Assistant

Peter Galman

Special Thanks To

Kenneth Gamble

Song

Elliot Gamson

Other

Timothy M Garrett

Driver

John Gilgar

Electrician

Mark Ginsberg

Color Timer

Pierluigi Giombini

Song

Sharon Globerson

Costume Department

Ginger Gonzalez

Set Production Assistant

Kenny Gonzalez

Song

Mick Gormaley

Assistant Sound Editor

Jen Graves

Set Production Assistant

Roger Greenaway

Song

Anthony Haden-guest

Special Thanks To

Andrew Hafitz

Editor

Deborah Harry

Song

Brent Haywood

Construction Coordinator

Tim Healy

Electrician

Tappan Heher

Location Assistant

Eryka Henderson

Location Assistant

Dan Hersey

Other

Justin Hines

Song

John Holt

Song

George Holtzer

Driver

Billy Hopkins

Casting

Duncan Hoxworth

Other

Leon Huff

Song

Susan Hutcheson

Song

Gerald Jackson

Song

Peter Jackson

Song

Rodney Jackson

Set Production Assistant

Meredith Jacobson-marciano

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Kenton Jakub

Adr Editor

Norma Jean

Song Performer

Roberto Jimenez

Gaffer

D. Michelle Johnson

Hair

Chris Jordan

On-Set Dresser

Jean Kalanzi

Accounting Assistant

Richard Kerekes

Dolly Grip

Evelyn King

Song Performer

Peter Koola

Electrician

Vincent Lacey

Accounting Assistant

John Lalor

Driver

Al Lamberti

Location Assistant

Celia Landegger

Art Assistant

Ann Landers

Special Thanks To

Ken Lane

Song

Patti Lane

Set Production Assistant

George Lara

Foley

Martin Lasowitz

Property Master

Pierre Le-tan

Special Thanks To

Michael Leather

Dresser

David C. Lee

Photography

Peter Leto

Assistant Director

Hank Liebeskind

On-Set Dresser

Theodore Life

Song

Mitch Lillian

Key Grip

Joe Lisanti

Music Editor

Jeff Livesey

Cable Operator

Jamie Lowry

Assistant Sound Editor

Cheryl Lynn

Song Performer

Cheryl Lynn

Song

Bruce Maccallum

Camera Operator

Gabriel Marano

Assistant

Charlie Marroquin

Best Boy

Dean Martin

Song Performer

Douglas A. Martines

Video Assist/Playback

Gary Martone

Key Grip

Curtis Mayfield

Song

Alexandra Mazur

Assistant Set Decorator

Paolo Mazzolini

Song

Jim Mcconkey

Steadicam Operator

Gwen Mccrae

Song Performer

Michael Mcdonald

Electrician

Shannon Mcgann

Stand-In

Jennifer Mcnamara

Casting Associate

Linda Mensching

Makeup

Eric M Metzger

On-Set Dresser

Janine Michelle

Props

Molly Mikula

Art Director

Michael W. Mitchell

Sound Effects Editor

Monique Mitchell

Best Boy

David Moy

Location Assistant

Don Muchow

Gaffer

Andy Muller

Set Production Assistant

Anne Nevin

Production Coordinator

Lisa Nilsson

Set Decorator

Bill Nisselson

Special Thanks To

David Novack

Rerecording

Adam Novich

Grip

Julie Oppenheimer

Script Supervisor

Tina Pacheco

Apprentice

David Paich

Song

Daniel W Palmer

Driver

Rocco Palmieri

Electrician

Andrij Parekh

Camera Assistant

Ryan Paris

Song Performer

Celia Parker

Scenic Artist

Robert Andrew Parker

Special Thanks To

Marcia Patten

Wardrobe

Russell Pennoyer

Special Thanks To

Addison Pettit

Graphics

Lance Phox

Electrician

Jay Pires

Editor

Eva Polywka

Makeup

Patricia Porter

Accountant

James Post

Hair Assistant

Jean Presendieu

Driver

Adam Putham-thomas

Assistant Camera Operator

Greg L Qualler

Other

John Queeney

Driver

Robin Quinn

Apprentice

Don Ray

Song Performer

Eric Rayman

Special Thanks To

Mike Reed

Electrician

Clarence Reid

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
Derniers jours du disco, Les, Disco, Last Days of Disco, Les Derniers jours du disco
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Jeff Livesey
Distribution Company
Gramercy Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Articles

George Plimpton, 1927-2003


George Plimpton, the wry, self-effacing author whose engaging film appearances enlivened many movies over the years, died of a heart attack on September 25 in his Manhattan apartment. He was 76. George Ames Plimpton was born on March 18, 1927 in New York City. The son of a diplomat, he was well connected to high society. A scholarly man of the letters, hip, urbane bohemians knew him for decades as the unpaid editor to the much respected literary quarterly, The Paris Review, which introduced emerging authors such as Gore Vidal and Jack Kerouac. In 1963, the gaunt, unassuming Plimpton documented his time training with the Detroit Lions, and turned the antics into a shrewd, witty piece of sports fulfillment, Paper Lion. The film was adapted for the big screen by Alex March in 1968 with Alan Alda playing the role of Plimpton. That same year, he made his film debut as a reporter in Gordon Douglas' police thriller The Detective (1968) starring Frank Sinatra and followed that up with an amusing cameo as a gunman shot my John Wayne in Howard Hawks' Rio Lobo (1970). A few more cameos came up over the years, but it wasn't until the '90s that he proved he himself a capable performer and found regular film work: an appropriate role as a talk show moderator in Jodie Foster's Little Man Tate's (1991), the president's lawyer in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995); a psychologist in Gus Van Zandt's Good Will Hunting (1997); a clubgoer in Whit Stillman's discursive drama The Last Day's of Disco (1998); and a very comical doctor in Jean- Marie Poire's Just VisitingThe Simpsons playing a professor who runs a fixed spelling bee! He is survived by his wife Sara Whitehead Dudley and four children. Michael T. Toole
George Plimpton, 1927-2003

George Plimpton, 1927-2003

George Plimpton, the wry, self-effacing author whose engaging film appearances enlivened many movies over the years, died of a heart attack on September 25 in his Manhattan apartment. He was 76. George Ames Plimpton was born on March 18, 1927 in New York City. The son of a diplomat, he was well connected to high society. A scholarly man of the letters, hip, urbane bohemians knew him for decades as the unpaid editor to the much respected literary quarterly, The Paris Review, which introduced emerging authors such as Gore Vidal and Jack Kerouac. In 1963, the gaunt, unassuming Plimpton documented his time training with the Detroit Lions, and turned the antics into a shrewd, witty piece of sports fulfillment, Paper Lion. The film was adapted for the big screen by Alex March in 1968 with Alan Alda playing the role of Plimpton. That same year, he made his film debut as a reporter in Gordon Douglas' police thriller The Detective (1968) starring Frank Sinatra and followed that up with an amusing cameo as a gunman shot my John Wayne in Howard Hawks' Rio Lobo (1970). A few more cameos came up over the years, but it wasn't until the '90s that he proved he himself a capable performer and found regular film work: an appropriate role as a talk show moderator in Jodie Foster's Little Man Tate's (1991), the president's lawyer in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995); a psychologist in Gus Van Zandt's Good Will Hunting (1997); a clubgoer in Whit Stillman's discursive drama The Last Day's of Disco (1998); and a very comical doctor in Jean- Marie Poire's Just Visiting

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States August 1998

Released in United States November 1998

Released in United States on Video October 13, 1998

Released in United States Summer May 29, 1998

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) August 16-30, 1998.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (main program) January 27 - February 7, 1999

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 21 - June 14, 1998.

Shown at Turin Film Festival (Americana II) November 20-29, 1998.

Project was previously in development with Redeemable Features and producer Ira Deutchman.

Began shooting August 12, 1997.

Completed shooting October 27, 1997.

Westerly Films is writer/director Whit Stillman's production company.

Warner Bros will distribute the film internationally.

Expanded releas in USA June 12, 1998.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 21 - June 14, 1998.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (main program) January 27 - February 7, 1999)

Released in United States Summer May 29, 1998 (NY, LA)

Released in United States August 1998 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) August 16-30, 1998.)

Released in United States on Video October 13, 1998

Released in United States November 1998 (Shown at Turin Film Festival (Americana II) November 20-29, 1998.)