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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Miss Lombardo
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Dominic
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Hannah Gottschalk
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Rosie
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Mr. Marowitz
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Mrs. DeVere
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Mrs. Tucci
Laurnea Wilkerson ...
Zena
Rachel Sweet ...
Cecelia (singer)
Scott Wentworth ...
Freddy
David Coury ...
Mickey
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Mr. Frye (as Jank Azman)
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Ari
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Stanley
Adam Kositsky ...
Nathan
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Storyline

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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31 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Um Passo da Fama  »

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Budget:

$11,500,000 (estimated)

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$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 »

Connections

References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

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Romance
Written by Patrick Leonard and Dean Pitchford
Performed by Terri Nunn and Paul Carrack
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Lame
23 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, the punk gets involved. Look, everybody had a punk or multiple of that in school. None of them would have gotten into a dance fight late at night with a teacher and by the way, none of our teachers would have been out there late at night in a dance off with a punk. Our punks would not be punk-like by singing and dancing, we would call them gay. Withstanding all that, none of us boys would have gotten involved anyway because dancing and singing is something only the nerd girls did. The cheerleaders and brainiacs would not have gotten into this. Maybe it is because this is New York and let's face it, it is a lib-tard part of the nation and this is just their way of being normal.


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