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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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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Casey Bartholomew, a popular radio talk show host from KFI in Los Angeles, WDBO in Orlando, and New Jersey 101.5 in New Jersey, is in the crowd of the championship basketball game. See more »


When Troy and Gabriella are singing "What I've Been Looking For" with Kelsi, you can hear Gabriella's voice but her mouth isn't moving. 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 Jeopardy!: 2009 Teen Tournament Quarterfinal 5 (2009) 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

Are You Kidding Me!!
5 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

OK first I want to say i did NOT watch this on my own initiative! I was FORCED to watch this movie and I must say that hour and a half I will never get back! I wasn't expecting much and I was still severely disgusted that I had to watch this movie.

The movie not only features bad actors and OBVIOUS lip singers, but it also has terrible lines and terribly stereotypical characters! There is the jocks, the nerds, and the preps! This movie portrays high school a place full of cliques which is also a stereotype! Though it tries to portray a good message, the amount of stereotypes in the movie almost negates the message its trying to send! This is a terrible movie, even by made-for-TV Disney standards!

PLEASE!!! If someone tries to make you watch this movie do NOT give in! You will be bored, sickened and you will have severe distain for the person that made you watch this poor excuse for a movie.

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