Lists: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Romance

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1980: # 0)

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Lisa Marie Bowman70 - Xanadu’s a big mess of a movie but it’ll make you dance and it’ll make you sing.
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People Involved

  • Olivia Newton-John (Kira)
  • Gene Kelly (Danny McGuire)
  • Michael Beck (Sonny Malone)
  • James Sloyan (Simpson)
  • Katie Hanley (Sandra)
  • Fred McCarren (Richie)
  • Renn Woods (Jo)
  • Dimitra Arliss (Helen)
  • Sandahl Bergman (Muse 1)
  • Lynn Latham (Muse 2)
  • Melinda Phelps (Muse 3)
  • Cherise Bates (Muse 4)
  • Juliette Marshall (Muse 5)
  • Marilyn Tokuda (Muse 6)
  • Yvette Van Voorhees (Muse 7)
  • Teri Beckerman (Muse 8)
  • Marty Davis (Male Guard)
  • Bebe Drake (Female Guard)
  • Matt Lattanzi (Young Danny McGuire / Xanadu Dancer)
  • Marc Reid Rubel (Director)