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Arena: An Absurd Notion (1985)

Not Rated | | Musical, Sci-Fi | Video
Call my name, and I'll be there. Dr. Duran Duran escapes the punishment of the Matmos at the height of British pop group Duran Duran's 1980s popularity. Mistaking the cries of teenage girls... See full summary »

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Russell Mulcahy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Le Bon ... Himself
Nick Rhodes ... Himself
Andy Taylor ... Himself
John Taylor ... Himself
Roger Taylor ... Himself
Milo O'Shea ... Duran Duran
Malcolm Dixon
Danny Blackner Danny Blackner
Anthony Georghiou Anthony Georghiou
Hugh Spight Hugh Spight ... 4 legged Stilt walker
Tony Haygarth ... (voice)
Carl Furrer Carl Furrer ... Wild Boy
Stewart Harrison Stewart Harrison ... Wild Boy / Fan
David Pumfrett David Pumfrett ... Wild Boy / Fan
John Petterson John Petterson ... Wild Boy / Fan
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Call my name, and I'll be there. Dr. Duran Duran escapes the punishment of the Matmos at the height of British pop group Duran Duran's 1980s popularity. Mistaking the cries of teenage girls at crowded concerts for devotees screaming his name, the Doctor makes his way to Earth so he can lead his faithful masses. Once he discovers the kids don't want an evil Doctor, he goes about trying to destroy the source of the real desires a concert taking place at the Oakland (Calif.) Colesium. Written by Dan Berkes

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Musical | Sci-Fi

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Official Sites:

Duran Duran (band)

Country:

UK

Also Known As:

Duran Duran: Arena (An Absurd Notion) See more »

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Trivia

Milo O'Shea's character originally appeared in Barbarella, and it was his character's name (Dr. Durand Durand) from which the band took its name. See more »

Goofs

Arena is meant to be a sequel to Barbarella. However, the movie Barbarella takes place in the year 40,000 while Arena takes place in the present (then-1984). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Found (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Save a Prayer
Written by Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Andy Taylor and Nick Rhodes
Performed by Duran Duran
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12 February 2001 | by Lamia7609See all my reviews

This is by far the most innovative video collections. This came out in 1985 and has a look and production values as good as anything that is out there now. Duran Duran have never gotten the credit they deserve as pioneers of the video genre. Most of the credit is handed to Michael Jackson and Madonna who I am afraid had never made anything in the 80s as well as "Is there something I should know?", which to me is one of the most perfect music videos. Arena is a collection of live performances by the band bonded together with a tongue and cheek plotline including the band's namesake, the evil sex fiend Dr. Duran of Barbarella fame. It's all in fun and was especially pleasing to a 15 year old fan. I give it a 10 with deep affection.


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