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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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Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Lisa
Antonia Franceschi ...
Hilary
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Michael
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Steve Inwood ...
François Lafete
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Miss Berg
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Farrell
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

If they've really got what it takes, it's going to take everything they've got. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Musical

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 May 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hot Lunch  »

Box Office

Gross:

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

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Original title for the movie was to be "Hot Lunch," but because an X-rated movie on release at the time had the same title, the production opted for "Fame" instead. See more »

Goofs

While Bruno is talking to his father who is driving the taxi cab, Bruno's father is shown turning the steering wheel left, but the background shows that the car is turning right. See more »

Quotes

Leroy Johnson: Where I come from, it don't pay to read and speak white!
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Connections

Featured in That's Dancing! (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)
(1851) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Played on piano and danced by Barry Miller
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User Reviews

 
Brilliant movie
2 March 2006 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

I truly hate musicals because music numbers just start out of the sudden and usually spoil scenes, but this one is completely different - it's simply brilliant. Plot perhaps isn't any challenge for the viewers, but the simplicity of people life stories makes this movie great.

I've seen it at least dozen times and still I'm not tired with the plot, characters or music (I just love the soundtrack - it's the only soundtrack that I've really wanted to have and most probably will remain the only one that I owe).

For me it's a must-seen kind of movie, great characters compiled with entertaining songs and a lot of things to think about after the movie end.


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