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Xanadu (1980) A million lights are dancing and there you are: A shooting star! Synopsis Frustrated artist Sonny Malone (Michael Beck) is stuck in a soul-sucking corporate job. He meets Kira (Olivia Newton-John), a Greek muse sent to Earth to encourage him to chase his dream to build a really awesome roller disco. She introduces him to retired big-band leader Danny Macguire (Gene Kelly), who's got the moves and the money to make it all happen. But the plan goes awry when mortal Sonny and divine Kira fall in love. Why We Love It For the better part of two decades, admitting you loved Xanadu was a sure-fire way to get a surprise kick-in-the-nuts from the nearest film snob. At least, that was true for guys. If you were a girl, said film snobs settled for a stiff right jab to your ovaries. Why the hostility? Well, pretty much since its release, Xanadu »

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