God has had just about enough of the human's attitude so he will destroy the planet very soon. It is up to a struggling inventor and a bank teller, both with very amateur criminal minds, to... See full summary »
Feature length comedy about Richard Butler, a reclusive writer who becomes trapped inside his own novel. Surrounded by characters from his best selling pulp books Richard undergoes a ... See full summary »
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A suitcase is accidently switched at a railway station resulting in an adventurous pursuit to retrieve the case. A musical comedy/thriller featuring eight songs, originally broadcast as a ... See full summary »
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
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According to the special features on a recently released DVD, the cartoon sequence was added because the filmmakers needed to include an extra song written for the movie. Having a cartoon made for the song was easier than trying to make it fit into the movie. See more »
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[Sonny hears a clarinet being played, and goes to investigate, finding Danny McGuire sitting on some rocks]
Hey mister, what are you doing up there?
Hope you don't mind a little noon-time music, kid. A little lunch time serenade.
Oh, I don't mind. It's kinda nice. But I was just wondering where they laid out the body. I mean, you got something a little more upbeat?
[Plays a short, lively upbeat piece]
Well, at least it's faster!
Here, gimme a hand kid.
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"THE END" comes up on the screen, in big old fashioned letters, before the end credits. See more »
I originally saw "Xanadu" when it was released in 1980. Gene Kelly was in it, so I had to see it. It didn't hurt that Michael Beck was in it as well. Wow - was I disappointed! I love musicals, especially Kelly's, and "Xanadu" really did not appeal to me - at all.
It really isn't a very good movie. It has almost no plot at all and no real antagonist. What little plot there is, I always felt was just lifted from "Down to Earth" (1947) with Rita Hayworth, and "Cover Girl" (1944) with Hayworth, and Gene Kelly (in which he also plays a character named Danny McGuire, which was a nice homage). The soundtrack is great though, and it is nice to see that Kelly can still dance.
Fast forward to 2006. I got a chance to see "Xanadu" again, on a big screen. Specifically, the wonderful Castro Theatre in San Francisco. The print was gorgeous, and the crowd, which filled the theatre almost to capacity, was incredible.
IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!!! The crowd really got into the movie and I just had a blast! What a great experience! The music is still great, and it was a really, really fun movie.
Anyway - "Xanadu" still isn't a "good" movie, but if you can see it under the right circumstances (ie., on a big screen with an audience) it is a great deal of fun.
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