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Xanadu (1980)

PG  |   |  Fantasy, Musical, Romance  |  8 August 1980 (USA)
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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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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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A Fantasy, A Musical, A Place Where Dreams Come True. See more »


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8 August 1980 (USA)  »

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Xanadú  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$10,200,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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At the end of "I'm Alive" when Kira bumps into Sonny, the branches behind Sonny instantly go from still, to blowing in the wind. See more »

Quotes

Danny McGuire: Kid can you imagine it?
Sonny: Imagine what?
Danny McGuire: A bandstand. Right over there in that corner. And a big band, like in the 40's
Sonny: Nah, nah, nah. Bandstands went out with running boards. Over there. A great rock 'n' roll band. This is the 80's!
Danny McGuire: Real smooth dancers... wild trombone... the band decked out in tuxedos.
Sonny: Six guys wearing electric orange... synthesizer... heavy precussion... electric guitar.
Danny McGuire: Lots of glamour. Everybody dressed in elegance and style.
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"THE END" comes up on the screen, in big old fashioned letters, before the end credits. See more »

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All Over the World
Performed by 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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