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  • It was also a time for making rotten movies based on the disco craze and I can barely believe anybody ever plunked down their good money to go see Can't Stop The Music, a complete dog of a movie that was made way back in 1980

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      I was just thinking back to the end of the “Disco Years. ” Remember all the bad music and tacky clothes?

      It was also a time for making rotten movies based on the disco craze and I can barely believe anybody ever plunked down their good money to go see “Can’t Stop The Music,” a complete dog of a movie that was made way back in 1980.

      Fortunately, I was only exposed to it on cable television, but it deserves to be somewhere on a list of the worst films ever forced


      upon the public, because it-well-stinks.

      When the movie includes such acting “heavyweights” as Valerie Perrine, Bruce Jenner (the Olympic decathlon guy) and Steve “Police Academy” Guttenberg, that boat was guaranteed to capsize.

      Add to that motley crew The Village People and you have all the ingredients of what led to the death of disco.

      (Okay, so maybe we do have one thing to thank this movie for!) The main scenes take place in a disco setting, so you can already figure out the scenario, with the disco club seting, the throbbing beat,


      • etc.

        Supposedly, this is based very loosely on the story of the Village People, which, in itself, is a weird premise to revolve a movie around.

        I guess the idea was to make it like a disco version of one of those old Judy Garland-Micky Rooney movies where they create a show so Mr.

        Big Talent Scout or whatever will show up and discover them Steve Guttenberg’s role was, in a word-forgettable, with the exception of his rollerskating scene.

        This was an actor destined to become the answer to a

        future trivia question.

        Valerie Perrine is really not a horrible actress, so it’s puzzling why she took this acting gig, unless she was just really strapped for cash.

        As for Bruce Jenner, let me just say that I admire him greatly as a decathlon winner and leave it there.

        It really is just a gigantic mess, with no real, discernible plot, just an excuse to listen to horrendous disco tunes and bad, bad dialogue.

        I would rent this only if I were having friends over for Crappy Movie Night.

        (Sometimes bad movies can actually be fun to watch, just because they’re bad!)




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