A [[TheEighties 1980]] [[GenreBusting dystopian, sci-fi, biblical-allegory showbiz disco-rock opera]] about an [[CorruptCorporateExecutive evil, all-powerful media mogul]], the [[TheIngenue young starlet]] fallen under his [[CorruptTheCutie corrupting influence]] and the [[AllAmericanFace all-Canadian baby-faced hero]] determined to get her back out of his evil clutches. One of Cannon Films' first English-language efforts, in trying to [[FollowTheLeader follow the success]] of ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' and ''Film/{{Grease}}'' its outlandish premise winds up having more in common with ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'', ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', ''Film/AllThatJazz'' and ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'', with a little ''{{Theatre/Godspell}}'' thrown in hastily at the last minute. It proved a major flop, concurrent with [[DeaderThanDisco the sharp decline of Disco]].

Despite some rather heart-pumping music and dance numbers, the prosaic lyrics, [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs trippy aesthetic]], and off-the-wall script place it squarely in {{Camp}} territory. However, starting with its DVD release in 2004, it began to gather a small but dedicated cult following and started appearing on the midnight movie circuit.

Now available as a Podcast/RiffTrax video on demand download.

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!!This film contains examples of:

* AerithAndBob: Averted with Bibi and Alphie.
* BigBad: Mr. Boogalow
* BigGood: Mr. Topps.
* {{Camp}}
* CorruptTheCutie: BIM's efforts to control Bibi.
* DepravedBisexual: Shakes, implicitly Boogalow as well
* DeusExMachina: A-near literal example with Mr. Topps, who is not only a seemingly all-powerful MessianicArchetype, but is never mentioned until moments before he arrives to rescue the heroes.
* TheDragon: Shakes
* EvilBrit: Bibi's bodyguards/captors are the thuggish, Cockney-esque type.
* FireAndBrimstoneHell: An entire (imagined) musical number takes place there. Compared to the hippy commune of Paradise, it seems quite pleasant.
* HighHeelFaceTurn: Bibi [[spoiler: and later Pandi]]
* IntercourseWithYou: Pandi's "I'm Coming" manages to make "Love To Love You Baby" seem subtle. even without the choreography.
* JewishMother: Alphie's landlady.
* LouisCypher: Mr. Boogalow
* LyricalShoehorn:
--> [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment "Meet an actual actual actual vampire!"]]
* MegaCorp: BIM. Eventually they become so powerful, the government requires everyone to wear their logo and stop all activity to listen to their music for an hour each day.
* MindScrew
* NewAgeRetroHippie
* ProducePelting: A RealLife variation. According to legend, the audience at the premiere were so horrified that they chucked the film's ''merchandise'' at the screen.
* RapePortrayedAsRedemption: [[InvertedTrope Bizarrely inverted]]. [[spoiler: At one of the party scenes Pandi orders two (presumably drugged) drinks for her and Alphie, but he drinks down both of them while she smiles sheepishly. Later she has sex with him while he's under the influence. The next day, she, the possible rapist, is the one who is redeemed, and finally decides to help Bibi escape.]]
* SeriousBusiness: The BIM Hour, where everyone, regardless of whatever they're doing, breaks into choreographed dance numbers.
** Believe it or not, The director Menahem Golan took the failure of the film so personally that he tried [[DrivenToSuicide throwing himself off of a bridge.]]
* SissyVillain: A huge portion of Shake / Buoogalow's inner circle fits one overblown CampGay stereotype or another. UnfortunateImplications abound.
* SlippingAMickey: Happens at least once.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Made in 1980, set in the future {{dystopia}} of 1994.
* WorldOfHam: Clearly, subtlety was dead by 1994.