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Xanadu (1980)

The story of a girl who makes dreams come true.

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Cast

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Helen
Katie Hanley ...
Sandra
Fred McCarren ...
Richie
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Jo (as Ren Woods)
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Lynn Latham ...
Melinda Phelps ...
Cherise Bates ...
Muse 4 (as Cherise Bate)
Juliette Marshall ...
Marilyn Tokuda ...
Yvette Van Voorhees ...
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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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In Xanadu a golden goddess did decree... Welcome to your own musical fantasy. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 August 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Xanadú  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,471,595, 10 August 1980, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,762,571
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(London premiere Print)|

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Listed among the Top Ten Best Bad Films ever made in John Wilson's book "The Official Razzie Movie Guide". See more »

Goofs

In "The Fall", When Danny is skating in Venice Beach, his red fish shirt is buttoned. In the next shot, his shirt is unbuttoned. See more »

Quotes

Danny McGuire: I've been known to twinkle a toe or two.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

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 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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