'Can't Stop the Music'
Steve Guttenberg? Bruce Jenner? What could go wrong? Well, everything. A pseudo-biography of the Village People, this musical comedy sadly debuted in 1980, about five minutes after the world decided it was done with disco – which was a shame, since the entire project was more or less a vehicle designed to capitalize on the Village People’s success. Saddled with a trio of lead actors who could neither sing nor dance and a sub-standard score of music no one wanted to hear, the movie crashed and burned. “It's tough to believe any movie that opens with Steve Guttenberg dancing on rollerskates could actually get worse from there, but it does -- and in such spectacular fashion!” wrote Philadelphia Weekly. The movie bears the distinction of being the very first recipient of the Golden Raspberry Awards’ Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay trophies. It was a commercial flop, as well, earning a tenth of what it cost to make.-Xfinity Entertainment Programmers
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