A teen film about an Italian punk forced to work with an innocent Jewish girl.


(as Richard J. Baskin)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miss Lombardo
Hannah Gottschalk
Mr. Marowitz
Mrs. DeVere
Mrs. Tucci
Laurnea Wilkerson ...
Cecelia (singer)
Scott Wentworth ...
David Coury ...
Mr. Frye (as Jank Azman)
Adam Kositsky ...


A woman returns to her high school as a teacher and convinces the school punk to become involved in the schools annual production "sing". When the board of education decides to close the school and refuses to allow the annual event to be held, the neighborhood and students come together to put the event on one last time. A cross between "Fame" and "Footloose". Written by Tony Laird <garde@iname.com>

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Release Date:

31 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Um Passo da Fama  »

Box Office


$11,500,000 (estimated)


$2,260,616 (USA)

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When Dominic picks up a bread stick at Hannah's 18th, she lowers her hand from her brow in a closeup shot, and then again in a wide angle. See more »


Written by Jonathan Cain, Martin Page and Dean Pitchford
Performed by 'Mickey Thomas'
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Enjoyable, but silly, cliched movie
12 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

Sing is sort of the pinnacle of cliched movies. In this case, the movie is based off a real-life event that occurs in many Brooklyn-area high schools called Sing, where the seniors and underclassmen square off in a musical production. This movie centers around that event at one Brooklyn-area high school. The new teacher Miss Lombardo (Bracco) is in charge of the event, and she brings in the senior class bad boy and good girl to work together, even though they do not like each other. You can guess what happens. For fun, the school board makes it known that the school will be shut down at the end of the semester, and it is not allowed to have the Sing event. No reason is given for this, except so the students can rebel and have the event anyways. Completely predictable film, but a very strong performance by Bracco (with a very thick Brooklyn accent)helps a lot to make the movie flow better. Also, look for Cuba Gooding Jr. in a very small role near the end of the film.

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