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Dimitra Arliss ...
Helen
Katie Hanley ...
Sandra
Fred McCarren ...
Richie
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Jo (as Ren Woods)
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Lynn Latham ...
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Melinda Phelps ...
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Cherise Bates ...
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Yvette Van Voorhees ...
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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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In Xanadu a golden goddess did decree... Welcome to your own musical fantasy. See more »


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8 August 1980 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,200,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Olivia Newton-John and Matt Lattanzi met whilst shooting this movie, Lattanzi only having a minor role in the picture. The two formed a relationship and Lattanzi accompanied Newton-John to Australia on a promotional visit for Xanadu (1980) where he met her parents. The two were married in 1984 and had one child, Chloe Lattanzi. They were divorced in 1995. See more »

Goofs

In the opening shots of the "All Over the World" sequence, outside the entrance to the clothing boutique, the mannequin furthest from the camera shouts out counts to keep the dancers together. The only audio heard at that point is the prerecorded song, but his lips are very clearly moving. See more »

Quotes

Kira: In Xanadu, did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure dome decree...
Danny McGuire: "Where Alph, the sacred river, ran through caverns measureless to man, down to a sunless sea." Yes, Xanadu.
Kira: I'm Kira.
Danny McGuire: Yes, Kira. But...
Kira: But?
Danny McGuire: Don't I know you?
Kira: I don't think so.
Danny McGuire: Are you sure? Because...
Kira: Because?
Danny McGuire: Never mind.
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Crazy Credits

"THE END" comes up on the screen, in big old fashioned letters, before the end credits. See more »

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Soundtracks

You Made Me Love You
(uncredited)
Written by James V. Monaco and Joseph McCarthy
Performed by Olivia Newton-John
Produced by Barry De Vorzon
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The only way to tell if you like it is to watch it!
27 July 2001 | by (Wyoming) – See all my reviews

Although some might call this "Xanadon't" it has redeeming qualities. The music is the most redeeming. I've always liked ELO and their music carries this film.

Several movies of this type were made about the same time: "Roller Boogie", "Skatetown U.S.A.", etc. If you liked any of these you'll most likely like Xanadu.

This is one of those films you just have to watch and decide for yourself. As you can see just by what's been written here, opinions vary tremendously. And all are valid.

I gave this movie a 6 of 10 because I liked the music and sets.

Just try it. You may like it.


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