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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.)
Socorro Herrera ...
Joey Miyashima ...
Dutch Whitlock ...


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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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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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The actor who plays the principal for East High also played the Palos Verdes girl's basketball coach in another D-Com, "Double Teamed" (2002). See more »


High school basketball championships are usually played at the end of February to the beginning of March. However, this one takes place mid-January. 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 »


Referenced in Misfits: Episode #3.6 (2011) See more »


Start of Something New
Written by Matthew Gerrard & Robbie Nevil
Produced by Matthew Gerrard
Performed by Zac Efron (uncredited), Drew Seeley (uncredited), and Vanessa Hudgens (uncredited)
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User Reviews

Best DCOM Ever
20 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

This was the best DCOM ever it had everything I wanted in a Disney movie.It was so just amazing and just plain awesome.I will be watching it again this weekend.Plus it had a perfect cast with Ashley Tisdale and Zack Effron and Lucas Grabeel and Vanessa Anne Hudgens. This could be better like it could have been longer. I'am going to watch the Sing a long tomorrow and the making of the movie on Sunday.I hope that maybe they will make a High School Musical 2 in the future.If they did that then they should keep the original cast.So, anyway's this movie so rocked and I'am going to keep watching it each time it comes on T.V. I hope that everyone enjoyed this movie as much as I did.(P.S so should really watch this movie.) See Ya!

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