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Fame (1980)

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

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Storyline

At the New York City High School for the Performing Arts, students get specialized training that often leads to success as actors, singers, etc. This movie follows four students from the time when they audition to get into the school, through graduation. They are the brazen Coco Hernandez, shy Doris Finsecker, sensitive gay Montgomery MacNeil, and brash, abrasive Raul Garcia. Written by Reid Gagle

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Drama | Music | Musical

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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 May 1980 (USA)  »

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Hot Lunch  »

Box Office

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$21 (USA) (2 January 1981)
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(as Dolby Stereo)| (70 mm prints)

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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"I Sing The Body Electric" is the title and the opening line from a Walt Whitman poem from his "Leaves of Grass" anthology. See more »

Goofs

When the kids spying on the girls break the pipe, the pipe comes off of the wall. In the next shot it's fixed back on. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Finsecker: Doris! We're in!
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Connections

Features The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Is It Okay If I Call You Mine
(1980)
Music and Lyrics by Paul McCrane
Performed by Paul McCrane (uncredited)
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The last of the 70's movies
27 August 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

'Fame' (1980) is brilliant. It's got all these qualities that made the late 70's movies so great. It is proud of its directness and not ashamed of being over the top.

What really matters here, is the journey, not the destination. Ignorant idiots with soap opera mentality, will never realize that 'Fame' is about the struggles, anxieties and triumphs of these young people, not about their careers.

Ironically enough, none of the very talented actors of 'Fame' made it in Hollywood. 'Fame' marked the end of an era. The end of artistic freedom and experimentation and the beginning of commercialization and political correctness. It's the last statement of a generation that had a voice of its own.

10/10


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