Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Do you believe in magic? Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly will show you how in this haunting musical love story about a muse, romance and a very special roller disco.
Cast and crew
- Robert Greenwald
- Olivia Newton John
- Gene Kelly
- Michael Beck
This musical fantasy film has become cult over the years, even though it was savaged upon its initial release.
Xanadu stars Olivia Newton-John as Kira, who literally meets struggling artist Sonny Malone (Michael Beck). After her separation, Malone finds her again and they fall in love.
Meanwhile, Malone also befriends Danny McGuire (Gene Kelly in his latest role) and Kira encourages them both to open a nightclub called Xanadu.
The day before the club opens, Kira confesses to Sonny that she is actually one of the Nine Muses of Olympus and cannot stay on Earth. Then things get weird when Sonny manages to break into Kira’s house by roller-skating through a mural of the muses.
While the film itself may not be critically acclaimed, the soundtrack was a huge hit. It features classics as chilled as Newton-John’s duet with Cliff Richard, Suddenly, as well as Magic and the film’s title track.