- 1 hr 33 min
Xanadu is the musical fantasy story of a miracle that changes the life of young man named Sonny Malone. Sonny is an artist who has been working at an uninspiring job and has almost given up on his dreams of becoming a professional artist. Currently, Sonny’s works the uncreative job of painting large versions of album covers for advertisements in record store windows. Sonny’s boss Simpson tells Sonny to pain the album cover of a group called The Nine Sisters. Sonny is shocked when he sees that the beautiful woman on the cover of the album looks identical to the mysterious woman he had an encounter with earlier that day in the street. That morning she had skated up to him, kissed him, and then skated away without saying a word. Eager to find this mystery woman, Sonny drives to the auditorium that the woman is standing in front of on The Nine Sisters album cover. To his elation, Sonny finds the woman waiting for him at the abandoned auditorium. She tells him her name is Kira. What Sonny doesn’t know is that is actually one of the nine Olympian Muses who sprang to life from a mural near the beach outside of town. Kira convinces Sonny to partner with a former orchestra leader named Danny McGuire to refurbish the abandoned auditorium and turn it into a nightclub named Xanadu. During the process of renovating Xanadu, Sonny falls in love with Kira. To Kira’s surprise and to her parent’s anger, Kira falls in love with Sonny. A muse falling in love with a human is unprecedented, so Kira and Sonny must defend their love to Kira’s parents once Sonny gets over the shock of finding out that Kira is not an ordinary girl. Olivia Newton-John stars as Kira, Michael Beck as Sonny Malone, and Gene Kelly as Danny McGuire. The soundtrack of Xanadu features music from Olivia Newton-John, Electric Light Orchestra, and The Tubes.