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High School Musical (2006)

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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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

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This School Rocks Like No Other!


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20 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

High School Musical: Premiers pas sur scène  »

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$4,200,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Matthew Underwood from Zoey 101 (2005) was offered the role of Troy Bolton, but because of his contract with Nickelodeon, he was forced to decline the role. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie before the song "We're All In This Together", Chad starts the "Wild Cats" chant. Whenever he says "What Team", a voice can be heard behind him. This is the result of an off-sync voiceover. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

Referenced in Ugly Betty: Don't Ask, Don't Tell (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Getcha Head in the Game
Written by Ray Cham, Greg Cham and Drew Seeley
Performed by Drew Seeley (uncredited)
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This movie was hideous.
22 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

I can understand The Disney Channel when they try to aim toward a children's audience but when I have to listen to the awfully fake singing that is blasting from my younger sister's room as they play the movie constantly, it begins to irritate. One day, I decided to give Disney a chance by actually bearing to watch the movie. Right as it started I began to feel embarrassed for the ACTORS! It was some of the worst acting and singing I have ever heard. I tried my hardest to sit in on the whole thing until it went to the cafeteria scene (if you could call it a cafeteria, more like a Chucky Cheese cruise-liner dining room). I started laughing not because of their failure at being funny, but just how annoying the song was! I immediately turned off the TV and kept laughing. I say that Disney should stick to it's roots and stop airing shows that include ONLY high-schoolers when the viewers are between ages 4 and 12. The messages these shows are giving are either giving children the wrong idea or just going right over their heads. A 1 out of 10.


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