Xanadu

Xanadu

Robert Greenwald (1980)

91min
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Review

Our Score
Olivia Newton-John stars as a muse, who's descended from her heavenly seat to inspire artist Michael Beck, in a veritable cult classic of camp and glitter, roller-skating dance numbers and Gene Kelly in his final feature film role. Unfortunately, it's also an excuse for dreadful song and dance numbers, a nonexistent plot and a dose of 1980s disco. Critically derided, it's no Grease and did nothing for Olivia's flagging career. However it is a laugh if only for its mind-boggling awfulness.

Summary

A beautiful goddess comes to Earth to encourage and inspire a young roller-skating dancer to achieve bigger and better things. Musical fantasy, starring Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly and Michael Beck, and music by the Electric Light Orchestra.

Cast & Crew

Kira Olivia Newton-John
Danny McGuire Gene Kelly
Sonny Malone Michael Beck
Simpson James Sloyan
Helen Dimitra Arliss
Sandra Katie Hanley
Richie Fred McCarren
Director Robert Greenwald
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama Music