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Xanadu (1980)

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The story of a girl who makes dreams come true.

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Cast

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Simpson
Dimitra Arliss ...
Helen
Katie Hanley ...
Sandra
Fred McCarren ...
Richie
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Jo (as Ren Woods)
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Muse 1
Lynn Latham ...
Muse 2
Melinda Phelps ...
Muse 3
Cherise Bates ...
Muse 4 (as Cherise Bate)
Juliette Marshall ...
Muse 5
Marilyn Tokuda ...
Muse 6
Yvette Van Voorhees ...
Muse 7
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Storyline

The Greek muses incarnate themselves on Earth to inspire men to achieve. One of them, incarnated as a girl named Kira, encounters an artist named Sonny Malone. With the help of Danny McGuire, a man Kira had inspired forty years earlier, Sonny builds a huge disco roller rink. Written by Randy Goldberg <goldberg@nymc.edu>

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muse | disco | artist | robot | ufo | See All (48) »

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A Fantasy, A Musical, A Place Where Dreams Come True. See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 August 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Xanadú  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$10,200,000 (USA)
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(London premiere Print)|

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After Kira tells Sonny she is one of the Greek muses, she starts to say, "My real name is Terp", but Sonny shushes her, and she never reveals her real name. She is there to help him open a dance club, and she is obviously a dancer , so her name is most likely Terpsichore, after the Greek muse of dance. See more »

Goofs

When Sonny discovers Kira skating on the floor of the Xanadu building, he calls "You!" from the balcony above. Kira's repartee is "Me," which she says as her face is set towards the ground. Immediately after, she looks up at Sonny and can be seen silently mouthing the same line. See more »

Quotes

Sonny: Hey wait a minute... I don't even know your name...
Kira: [Echoing] Kira...
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Crazy Credits

Opens with the 1930s-era Universal logo, with an airplane circling a globe; then it becomes a 50s-era passenger plane, then the Concorde, then the fourth time around as it becomes a spaceship. Instrumentals of "Whenever You're Away From Me" and "Xanadu" play under this, with musical styles matching the period of each aircraft. See more »

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Soundtracks

Suspended in Time
Performed by Olivia Newton-John
Words and Music by John Farrar
Arranged by Louis Clark (undredited)
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I have a confession to make. I think this movie rules.
28 July 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. But, you know what, that's my opinion and I don't think I should have to feel ashamed of it so there!

On to the review.

No true connoisseur of cheesy movies can die happy withought feasting their eyes on the Miracle That is "Xanadu". There are so many things wrong with this movie I don't know where to begin, but somehow they all fit together in a final form that is remarkably endearing. It's best to watch it withought the vaguest idea of what it's about, but I will say this:

This is exactly what "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" would have looked like if Willy quit the candy business and decided to turn the factory into a disco.


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