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High School Musical (2006)

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Troy and Gabriella - two teens who are worlds apart - meet at a karaoke contest and discover their mutual love for music.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriella Montez (as Vanessa Anne Hudgens)
Zeke Baylor (as Chris Warren Jr.)
Jason Cross
Socorro Herrera ...
Joey Miyashima ...
Dutch Whitlock ...
Skater Dude #1
Skater Dude #2


Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez are two totally different teenagers who meet at a party while singing karaoke on New Year's Eve. One week later Troy goes back to his high school, East High, in New Mexico to find that Gabriella is a new student there. They quickly become close friends and accidentally audition for the school musical. After getting a callback, drama queen Sharpay Evans and her sidekick brother Ryan are furious. Then Chad, Troy's best friend and basketball teammate, and Taylor, Gabriella's new friend on the decathlon team, must find out a way to make Gabriella hate Troy. Written by ShannonO'Reilly

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This School Rocks Like No Other!


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Release Date:

20 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

High School Musical: Premiers pas sur scène  »

Box Office


$4,200,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lucas Grabeel wore nine different hats during the movie. See more »


In between shots right at the beginning of "Breaking Free," Troy's shirt goes from unzipped to zipped with no action in between. See more »


[first lines]
Mrs. Montez: Gabby, it's New Year's Eve. Enough reading.
Gabrilla Montez: But mom, I'm almost done!
Mrs. Montez: The teen party? I've laid out your best clothes. Come get ready.
Gabrilla Montez: Can I have my book back?
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, Sharpay runs back into the gym and runs up to Zeke and hugs him, saying she loves his cookies and wants him to make more for her. See more »


References The Phantom of the Opera (2004) See more »


We're All In This Together
Written by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil
Produced by Matthew Gerrard
Performed by Zac Efron (uncredited), Drew Seeley (uncredited), Vanessa Hudgens (uncredited), Lucas Grabeel (uncredited), Ashley Tisdale (uncredited), Corbin Bleu (uncredited), Monique Coleman (uncredited), Olesya Rulin (uncredited) and High School Musical Cast (uncredited)
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User Reviews

20 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a overall good movie by the Disney Channel's standards! I, being 18 years of age and sitting at home on a Friday night to watch it, am happy to say I sat through the entire thing happily! This movie is for adults and kids and also brought me back to high school even though it was only a year ago! The music brings meaning to the story and without it the movie wouldn't be complete which is why it is called High School Musical! I hope everyone who sees it enjoyed it as much as I did!! If Disney keeps up at this rate all the new actors and actress, singers and everyone will be the new product of them! Look at Hillary Duff, Lindsay Lohan, Raven, and many others! This movie has a few soon to be rising stars in it! Good job Disney!!

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