Synopsis: The Greek muses incarnate themselves on Earth to inspire men to achieve. One of them, incarnated as a girl named Kira, encounters an artist named Sonny Malone. With the help of Danny McGuire, a man Kira had inspired forty years earlier, Sonny builds a huge disco roller rink.
Director(s): Robert Greenwald
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  1 win & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

Ah, what the hell. Guys like

me shouldn't dream anyway

I'm alive

And the world shines for me today

I'm alive

Suddenly I am here today

Seems like forever from today

Thought I could never feel this way

Is this really me

I'm alive

I'm alive

I'm alive

And the dawn breaks across the sky

I'm alive

And the sun rises up so high

Lost in another world far away

Never another world from today

But what can I say

I'm alive

I'm alive

Suddenly came the dawn from the night

Suddenly I was born unto light

How can it be real I'm alive

I'm alive

I'm alive

I'm alive

And the world shines for me today

I'm alive

Suddenly I am here today

Seems like forever from today

Thought I could never feel this way

Is this really me

I'm alive

I'm alive

I'm alive

I'm alive

I'm alive

I'm alive

What the...

Hey, Sonny... Never thought

we'd see you back here again

I'm not exactly thrilled about it

You said this place made you crazy

I decided I'd rather

be crazy than hungry

"The calculation is sensitive to

the time you plan to own your house

The factor increases if you pay

off your mortgage in five years"

Five years?

He'd be lucky if he

paid off the movers

Who could pay off a

house in only five years?

Rock stars don't even need

that long. They pay cash

A million dollars, man? See

my manager. I'm busy, you know?

- Last one in, first one home

- Hey, it's Sonny

It's Michelangelo Malone


the ceiling needs painting

All right, that's enough

The great Sonny Malone

returns to AirFlo Records

welcomed by cheering

throngs of thousands

Art world fails to suffer.

News at 11:

Cut it out. You know I wouldn't

come back unless I had to

- We were all really pulling for you

- Yeah, like one of us breaking away

Really doing it

Yeah, no paint by numbers, no

assembly line art. What happened?

It's what didn't happen. No bread

- I fought it, that's for sure

- Don't worry

I spend my whole life paintin'

what other people want

I paint his van...

I paint somebody else's mural...

I paint Simpson's album covers

Then when I finally

quit to freelance

not only do I almost starve to death

but I can't figure

out what I wanna do

- You can try again

- You will, won't you?

Ah, look who decided to drop in.

Where's your white flag?

You have a way with words,

Simpson. You know that?

Same old wiseass attitude. I thought

we discussed this on the phone

when I decided to take you back

We did. But I have one question...

Why the hell did you take me back?

Simple. You're good. And you're

the fastest painter around

But this time no more artsy-craftsy

Sonny Malone touches, huh?

Just enlarge the album cover

the way I give it to you

Am I coming in loud and clear?

- Yeah

- Good. Here

You're on your way to your

next masterpiece. Get started

That's great, isn't it? Picasso

only gets to be called a genius

I get to be called the

fastest painter around

Hey, Sonny, I have this

terrific friend. You interested?

Not right now. Hey

Ooh, she's great lookin'

I think that's this crazy

girl. I just ran into

- Yeah?

- I was walkin' through the park

She nearly ran over me.

Then she kissed me

Let's hear the X-rated version

- What did you do?

- Nothing. She took off

She took off? Come on! Is

this the same Sonny Malone

that drives women crazy?

I'm gonna find out who she is

- You mean right now?

- You're gonna be a successful artist

- You're nuts!

- Simpson's gonna kill him

Listen, Sonny, I told ya.

I don't know who she is

She never filed a W-2

and she never got a cheque

If I never paid her,

she doesn't exist

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