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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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Where time stops and the magic never ends. See more »


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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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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

The sign on the old auditorium doors changes briefly between shots. See more »

Quotes

Female Heavenly Voice: [after Kira's "Suspended in Time"] Maybe just one moment, darling.
Male Heavenly Voice: Well, maybe just one moment. Or forever. I keep getting them mixed up, too.
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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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References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

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Don't Walk Away
Performed by Electric Light Orchestra
Words and Music by Jeff Lynne
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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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