1980, PG, 88 min. Directed by Robert Greenwald. Starring Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Wed., April 18, 2001

Handing over this cultural low-water marker to the boys of Mr. Sinus Theatre is about as sporting as shooting fish in a barrel. Olivia Newton-John plays a muse to a roller-boogie artist. Need we say more?

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