Fame: Season 1, Episode 8

Street Kid (25 Feb. 1982)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Music | Musical
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Doris, while pretending to be a hooker, meets a real hooker named Tracy, and tries to help her out.

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Carol Mayo Jenkins ...
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P.R. Paul ...
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Leroy Johnson (credit only)
Madlyn Rhue ...
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Michael Thoma ...
Del Monroe ...
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Monica Pege ...
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In Mr. Crandall's acting class, he asks his students to prepare an individual scene in a character most remote from what they see themselves. Doris, the good girl, decides to prepare a characterization of a prostitute and does some first hand research. In acting and speaking with hookers, she meets up with Tracy, a runaway streetwalker her own age. Tracy has a tough exterior, but deep down is wanting a life better than what her current lot has provided. Doris decides to take Tracy under her wing, takes her into her home, and introduces her to life at the School For the Performing Arts. Tracy is mesmerized by the school and thinks she's found what she wants in life. However there are strict regulations for admission, regulations that Lydia in particular wants to bend to at least allow Tracy to audition early seeing as to her personal situation. The teachers do allow her to audition, but they admit that Tracy has to be better than the best to prove that allowing this bend in the rules ... Written by Huggo

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Doris Schwartz: [pressing a coin in Tracy's hand] You can call your folks, or you can call that slime who runs the corner. I don't care which.
[walks to the exit but turns at the door]
Doris Schwartz: Part of what I just said is a lie.
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References Body Heat (1981) See more »

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Life Is A Celebration
Music and Lyrics by Rick Springfield
Sung by Erica Gimpel and Carlo Imperato
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