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Xanadu (1980)

The story of a girl who makes dreams come true.

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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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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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Xanadú  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,200,000 (USA)
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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The choreography in the Gene Kelly-choreographed "Whenever You're Away From Me" is nearly identical to the choreography in the titular song from For Me and My Gal (1942), in which starred Kelly starred with Judy Garland. See more »

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When Sonny arrives at work, he chats with the security guards as they open the gates for him, but their mouths are closed. See more »

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Sonny: Tuesday's Wednesday.
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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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Referenced in Action: Re-Enter the Dragon (1999) See more »

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Xanadu
Performed by Olivia Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra
Words and Music by Jeff Lynne
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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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