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Headin' for Broadway (1980)

PG | | Drama, Musical | May 1980 (USA)
Four young hopefuls from different parts of the country head to broadway for a shot at stardom

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Fast Eddie
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Carrie Richards
Vivian Reed ...
Valerie Walker
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Ralph Morelli
Gary Gendell ...
Gary
Benjamin Rayson ...
Singing Coach
Dick Boccelli ...
Mr. Morelli (as Richard Boccelli)
Anthony Cafiso ...
Brother
Vera Lockwood ...
Mrs. Morelli
Mario Mariani ...
Vic
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Gloria
Herman O. Arbeit ...
Desk Clerk (as Herman Arbeit)
Charles Brown ...
Pimp
Gene Foote ...
Jay Weston
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Ed Reeves (as Edwin Morgan)
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Four young hopefuls from different parts of the country head to broadway for a shot at stardom

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They're singers and dancers. Lovers and dreamers. They're young, talented and scared. [USA Theatrical] See more »

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Drama | Musical

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An A b s o l u t e G e m
23 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One way to rate a movie is by how much of the film you remember after 26 years. Produced in 1980,. this being one of the hundred of thousands of films I have watched in all those year, that I remember vividly. It gives a wonderfully voyeuristic ( sort of a prehistoric "Survivor" type show ) view that lets you see and feel the struggles , trials and tribulations, the heartbreaks and ecstasies of auditioning for a Broadway show. But it goes further that that, it draws you deep into the lives of of each of the young adults and shows you a glimpse of their personal lives and hardships and sacrifices each has endured just to get where they are trying to get a job in the chorus line now. I changed my mind -- I was going to give this film a " 7 " but the more I type the more I think it deserves a " 9 1/2 ".. p.s. No film ever gets a 10 from me -- No Matter how good you think a film is, there's inevitability always another film that comes along that's better..


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