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A Chorus Line -- Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical.

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Writers:
Arnold Schulman (screenplay)
Michael Bennett (concept: musical "A Chorus Line")
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Release Date:
13 December 1985 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Wrong Steps Every Step Of The Way See more (80 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Michael Blevins ... Mark Tobori

Yamil Borges ... Diana Morales

Jan Gan Boyd ... Connie Wong

Sharon Brown ... Kim

Gregg Burge ... Richie Walters

Michael Douglas ... 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

Janet Jones ... Judy Monroe
Pam Klinger ... Maggie Winslow

Audrey Landers ... Val Clarke

Terrence Mann ... Larry
Charles McGowan ... Mike Cass

Alyson Reed ... Cassie

Justin Ross ... Greg Gardner
Blane Savage ... Don
Matt West ... Bobby Mills III
Pat McNamara ... Robbie
Sammy Smith ... Doorman
Timothy Scott ... Boy with Headband
Bambi Jordan ... Girl in Yellow Trunks

Mansoor Najeeullah ... Cab Driver

Peter Fitzgerald ... Dancer with Gum
John Hammil ... Advertising Executive
Jack Lehnert ... Posterman
Gloria Lynch ... Taxi Passenger
Gregg Huffman ... Misfit Boy Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Aaron ... Dancer
Jeff Adkins ... Dancer

Khandi Alexander ... Dancer
AnneMarie ... Dancer
David Askler ... Dancer
Michele Assaf ... Dancer
Bryant Baldwin ... Dancer
Buddy Balou ... Dancer
Carol Baxter ... Dancer
Tina Bellis ... Dancer
Ida Broughton ... Dancer
Robin Brown ... Dancer
Anna Bruno ... Dancer
Brian Bullard ... Dancer
Cheryl Burr ... Dancer
Bill Bushnell ... Dancer
Sergio Cal ... Dancer
Cole Carpenter ... Reject Dancer
Joe Anthony Cavise ... Dancer
Linda Cholodenko ... Dancer
Cheryl Clark ... Dancer
Christine Colby ... Dancer
Alex Cole ... Dancer
Anne Connors ... Dancer

Leslie Cook ... Dancer
Jeffrey Cornell ... Dancer
Alicia Cox ... Dancer
Frank Cruz ... Dancer

Roxann Dawson ... Dancer (as Roxann Cabalero)
Richard DeFabees ... Reject Dancer
John DeLuca ... Dancer

Eldo Ray Estes ... Dancer
Niki Harris ... Dancer
Reed Jones ... Dancer
Jennifer Kent ... Reject Dancer
Barbara Lavorato ... Dancer

Felix Montano ... Dancer
Alan Onickel ... Dancer

Scott Plank ... Dancer
Karen Prunczik ... Reject Dancer
Rhett Pyle ... Dancer
Melissa Randel ... Reject Dancer
Elissa Rosati ... Dancer

Leslie Stevens ... Dancer
Mary Ellen Stuart ... Dancer
Scott Wise ... Dancer
Kim Smith Yandow ... Dancer
Barbara Yeager ... Dancer

Yvonne Farrow ... Dancer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Richard Attenborough 
 
Writing credits
Arnold Schulman (screenplay)

Michael Bennett (concept: musical "A Chorus Line")

James Kirkwood Jr. (book: musical "A Chorus Line") &
Nicholas Dante (book: musical "A Chorus Line")

Produced by
Joseph M. Caracciolo .... associate producer
Cy Feuer .... producer
Ernest H. Martin .... producer
Gordon Stulberg .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Ronnie Taylor (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Bloom 
 
Casting by
Julie Hughes 
Barry Moss 
 
Production Design by
Patrizia von Brandenstein 
 
Art Direction by
John Dapper 
 
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Sr. 
 
Costume Design by
Faye Poliakin 
 
Makeup Department
Craig Lyman .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Joseph M. Caracciolo .... unit production manager
Michael S. Glick .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Louis D'Esposito .... second assistant director
Robert V. Girolami .... first assistant director
Jane Paul .... second second assistant director
James W. Skotchdopole .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
John Alvin .... poster artist
Joseph M. Caracciolo .... property master
Jay Rabins .... art department coordinator
Martin Rosenberg .... set dresser
Gerald DeTitta .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jonathan Bates .... supervising sound editor
Jeremy Hume .... assistant sound editor
Gerry Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Newman .... production sound mixer
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
Robin O'Donoghue .... sound re-recording mixer
Jerry Trent .... dance foley
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Billy Kerwick .... key rigging grip
Charles Meere III .... electrician
Gary Muller .... co-first assistant camera
Douglas Pellegrino .... assistant camera
Tom Priestley Jr. .... camera operator
Scott Rathner .... additional second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Edward Blum .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Christians .... wardrobe supervisor
Jennifer Nichols .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Tom San Martin .... negative matcher
Arnold Shuster .... negative matcher
 
Music Department
Lamar Alsop .... musician
Seymour Barab .... musician
Elena Barere .... musician
Ethan Bauch .... musician
John Beal .... musician
Jay Berliner .... musician
Warren Bernhardt .... musician
Randy Brecker .... musician
Ralph Burns .... conductor
Ralph Burns .... music arranger
Ann Calahan .... musician
Bob Carlisle .... musician
Heidi Carney .... musician
Clifford Carter .... musician
Emile Charlap .... musicians contractor
Michael Farrow .... music mixer
Marvin Hamlisch .... music by
Joseph Joubert .... dance music layouts
Ed Kleban .... lyricist (as Edward Kleban)
Guy Lumia .... concert master
John Moses .... musician
Emily Paine .... assistant music editor
Michael Tronick .... music editor
Valerie Wilson Morris .... score vocalist (as Valerie Wilson)
Robert E. Wooten Jr. .... dance music layouts
Gary Anderson .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Robert Buckman .... driver
 
Other crew
Michael Bennett .... choreographer: original stage production
Michael Bennett .... stage director: original stage production
B.J. Bjorkman .... script supervisor
Gregg Burge .... assistant choreographer
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Monte Farber .... location manager
Jeffrey Hornaday .... choreographer
Brad Jeffries .... assistant choreographer
Richard Morrison .... title designer
Joseph Papp .... stage producer
Helene Phillips .... dance assistant
James R. Powell .... production assistant
Eric P. Steckler .... production assistant
Clayton Townsend .... location manager
Mindy Weiss .... assistant: Emile Charlap
Stanley Bielecki .... publicity and marketing (uncredited)
David Lauren .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Grant Harper Reid .... location assistant (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
113 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Kelly Bishop is probably best known to today's audiences as Rory's grandmother on TV's "Gilmore Girls" (2000) and as the mother of Jennifer Grey's character in Dirty Dancing (1987). Kelly Bishop won a Tony award for her performance as Sheila in the original Broadway production of "A Chorus Line" (under the name Carole Bishop).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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:
Sheila:Why is it only my ass that ever gets invited places?See more »
Soundtrack:
Dance: Ten; Looks: ThreeSee more »

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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Wrong Steps Every Step Of The Way, 29 June 2007
Author: shark-43 from L.A. CA

Yes, I was lucky enough to see the long-running original production of Michael Bennett's hit musical. It was an amazing experience and I paid to see the movie when it hit theatres back in 1985. It is awful. Almost everything fails. First off, Attenborough (a fine actor, a good director with the right material) is a sorry choice - almost as bad as when John Huston was hired to mangle ANNIE. The camera is always in the wrong place - they chop up the songs and the CASTING!!! They are awful - the power of the play was these dancers - these hungry, talented performers just wanted a chance to show what they could do and when they got their chance - you couldn't take your eyes off of them. But this cast just gets by dancing, does a "nice" job singing but none of them spark one bit. In fact, look up the cast on IMDb - none of them really went on to do anything much. (OK, OK, Janet Jones married Gretzky - sheesh). So this cinema trainwreck does not capture for one second the magic, the desperation, the passion of the stage musical. A total strike-out! (But even though they try to smother the music - the great music still rises up at times and reminds people how great the score was).

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