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Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Blevins ...
Mark Tobori
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Diana Morales
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Connie Wong
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Kim
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Richie Walters
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Zach
Cameron English ...
Paul San Marco
Tony Fields ...
Al DeLuca
Nicole Fosse ...
Kristine Evelyn Erlich-DeLuca
Vicki Frederick ...
Sheila Bryant
Michelle Johnston ...
Beatrice Ann 'Bebe' Benson
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Judy Monroe
Pam Klinger ...
Maggie Winslow
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Val Clarke
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Larry
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Storyline

A director is casting dancers for a large production. Large numbers of hopefulls audition, hoping to be selected. Throughout the day, more and more people are eliminated, and the competition gets harder. Eventually, approximately a dozen dancers must compete for a few spots, each hoping to impress the director with their dancing skill. But, is this really what the director is looking for? Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Drama | Music | Musical

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 December 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chorus Line  »

Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,832,625 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Pam Klinger (Maggie) and Charles McGowan (Mike) met during the production, became a couple and eventually married. See more »

Goofs

Zach, interviewing dancers in the theater, says he intends to structure the show around the personalities and back stories of whoever makes the cut. This indicates that he doesn't even have a script but merely an idea for a show that will presumably take months to develop. As a result, there is no reason for them to be in an expensive Broadway theater. In reality, they would have been in a far more economical rehearsal hall, because at this early point, no producer would finance costs of working bugs out of such a sketchy project in a high-rent Broadway theater. See more »

Quotes

Larry: You're doing fine, just bring it down a bit.
Richie Walters: A bit? Okay!
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Connections

Referenced in The Nanny: The Producers (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

At the Ballet
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Ed Kleban
Performed by Vicki Frederick, Michelle Johnston, and Pam Klinger
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Ghandi
2 February 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I wonder who, how and more importantly why the decision to call Richard Attenborough to direct the most singular sensation to hit Broadway in many many years? He's an Academy Award winning director. Yes, he won for Ghandi you moron! Jeremy Irons is an Academy winning actor do you want to see him play Rocky Balboa? He has experience with musicals. Really? "Oh what a lovely war" have you forgotten? To answer your question, yes! The film is a disappointment, clear and simple. Not an ounce of the live energy survived the heavy handedness of the proceedings. Every character danced beautifully they were charming but their projection was theatrical. I felt nothing. But when I saw it on stage I felt everything. The film should have been cast with stars, unknown, newcomers but stars with compelling unforgettable faces even the most invisible of the group. Great actors who could dance beautifully. Well Michael Douglas was in it. True I forgot I'm absolutely wrong and you are absolutely right. Nothing like a Richard Attenborough Michael Douglas musical.


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