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High School Musical 2 -- During the summer vacations a talent show is organized in a local country club and Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Chad and Taylor take part in it.
High School Musical 2 -- During the summer vacations a talent show is organized in a local country club and Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Chad and Taylor take part in it.
High School Musical 2 -- During the summer vacations a talent show is organized in a local country club and Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Chad and Taylor take part in it.

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Release Date:
17 August 2007 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
On August 17th, are you ready for the start of something new? See more »
Plot:
During the summer vacations a talent show is organized in a local country club and Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Chad and Taylor take part in it. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Zac Efron ... Troy Bolton

Vanessa Hudgens ... Gabriella Montez

Ashley Tisdale ... Sharpay Evans

Lucas Grabeel ... Ryan Evans

Corbin Bleu ... Chad Danforth

Monique Coleman ... Taylor McKessie

Bart Johnson ... Jack Bolton

Alyson Reed ... Ms. Darbus

Chris Warren Jr. ... Zeke Baylor

Jessica Tuck ... Mrs. Evans

Robert Curtis Brown ... Vance Evans

Mark L. Taylor ... Mr. Fulton

Ryne Sanborn ... Jason Cross

Olesya Rulin ... Kelsi Nielsen

KayCee Stroh ... Martha Cox

Tanya Chisholm ... Jackie

Miley Cyrus ... Girl at Pool
Kelli Baker ... Lea
McCall Clark ... Emma
Leslie Wing ... Mrs. Bolton (as Leslie Wing Pomeroy)
Jaymz Tuaileva ... Javier / Principal Dancer
Annette Wright ... Mrs. Hoffenfeffer

K. Danor Gerald ... Player

Charan Prabhakar ... Assistant Pro
Dave Fox ... Coach Reynolds

David Nibley ... Man #2 (as Dave Nibley)
Charles Hajek ... Valet
Manly Ortega ... Dog Boi (as Manly 'Little Pickles' Ortega)
Charles Klapow ... Principal Dancer
Bayli Baker ... Principal Dancer

Shawn Carter ... Principal Dancer

Mollee Gray ... Principal Dancer

Shane Harper ... Principal Dancer
David Huff ... Principal Dancer
Kimberly Klapow ... Principal Dancer
Roger Malaga ... Principal Dancer
Jared Murillo ... Principal Dancer

Doug Penikas ... Principal Dancer

Tyne Stecklein ... Principal Dancer
Britt Stewart ... Principal Dancer
Andrew Winston ... Principal Dancer
Sarah K. Aezer ... East High Dancer (as Sarah Kathleen Aezer)
Christian Denice ... East High Dancer
Craig De Rosa ... East High Dancer
Raquel Goodsell ... East High Dancer (as Raquel 'Rocky' Goodsell)

Allison Holker ... East High Dancer
Thayne Jasperson ... East High Dancer
Michelle Parker ... East High Dancer
Safari Natalia Sorenson ... East High Dancer
Hefa Leone Tuita ... East High Dancer
Lisa Whittaker ... East High Dancer
Danny Axley ... Baseball Dancer
Abe Leon Fullmer ... East High Dancer
Italo Elgueta ... Baseball Dancer
Nick Lanzisera ... Baseball Dancer
Gevorg Manoukian ... Baseball Dancer (as Gevorg 'Gev' Manoukian)
Ryan Novak ... Baseball Dancer
Alan Salazar ... Baseball Dancer
Brittany Hipp ... Synchronized Swimmer
Amanda Godinez ... Synchronized Swimmer
Catherine Smith ... Synchronized Swimmer
Quinn Linde ... Baseball Player
Adam Gunn ... Baseball Player
Derek Bundy ... Baseball Player
Scott Hoopes ... Baseball Player
Berkeley Ward ... Baseball Player
Dakota Larsen ... Baseball Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amanda Garrett ... Dancer
Connor Young ... Pool Dancer
Johnny Ahn ... Dancer (uncredited)
Chevy Lamont Cofield ... Party Dancer (uncredited)

Drew Seeley ... Troy Bolton (singing voice) (uncredited)
Joseph Winter ... Bass Guitar Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Kenny Ortega 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Barsocchini 

Produced by
Bill Borden .... producer
Kenny Ortega .... co-producer
Barry Rosenbush .... executive producer
Don Schain .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Lawrence 
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Aranyó 
 
Film Editing by
Seth Flaum 
 
Casting by
Natalie Hart 
Jeff Johnson 
Jason La Padura 
 
Production Design by
Mark Hofeling 
 
Art Direction by
Scott Arneman 
 
Set Decoration by
Ken Kirchner 
 
Costume Design by
Tom McKinley 
 
Makeup Department
Raquel Goodsell .... assistant makeup artist
Jennifer Llewelyn .... key hairdresser
Robin Michelle Patrick .... hair designer
Robin Michelle Patrick .... makeup designer
Tara Starling .... key makeup artist
Jamie Taylor .... makeup artist
Kat Ward .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Shauna Miller .... production supervisor
Don Schain .... unit production manager
Tom Summers .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brent Geisler .... second second assistant director
Martin Jedlicka .... first assistant director
Robert Andrew Reeves .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Scott Arneman .... property master
Burke Bowthorpe .... additional props
David Brothers .... scenic
Troy W. Dalton .... carpenter
Doug Ellison .... set designer
Russell Evans .... carpenter
Wray Featherstone .... assistant property master
Darrin Fletcher .... storyboard artist
Matt Harris .... props
Adam Henderson .... set dresser
Derek Hunter .... props
Michael Kirkland .... scenic
John Malmborg .... carpenter
Scotty Meek .... on-set dresser
Richard T. Olson .... art department coordinator
Richard T. Olson .... graphic designer
Seth Sieunarine .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Douglas Cameron .... production sound mixer
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Noel Espinosa .... cable utility sound
Mark Friedgen .... supervising sound editor
Joseph L. Garrard .... boom operator
Terry O'Bright .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Rawlings .... studio executive
Keith Rogers .... sound re-recording mixer
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
David Torres .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
Rick Josephsen .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Caplan .... visual effects producer
Dan Schmit .... visual effects supervisor
Adam Simpson .... visual effects editor
Eric Heavens .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Don Shanks .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mary Boregino .... assistant camera
Kurtis Burr .... assistant camera
Brandon Gleave .... electrician
Jeff Gustafson .... camera loader
Fred Hayes .... still photographer
Andrew Hicks .... grip
Gary Johnson .... second assistant camera
Shawn Lacy .... key grip
Adam Larkey .... still photographer
Fritz Lindbeck .... best boy
Andrew Mitchell .... Steadicam operator
Andrew Mitchell .... camera operator
Don Muirhead .... additional camera operator
Gaylen Nebeker .... video technician
John Raymer .... electrician
David 'D.R.' Rhineer .... first assistant camera
Jonathan Roatcap .... grip
Brian Sullivan .... camera operator
Craig Sullivan .... best boy grip
Jason Walser .... dolly grip
Kirk Westwood .... assistant camera
Garlan Wilde .... gaffer
Mike Woodward .... assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Eileen Kennedy .... casting associate
Tye Nelson .... casting assistant
Kendra Patterson .... casting assistant
Georgia Simon .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marsha Horiuchi Barton .... key seamstress
Zach Bilemdjian .... assistant costume designer
Jennifer Breeden .... costumer
Shantell Guy-Bailey .... costume buyer (as Shantell Guy-Rowland)
Katie Holland .... set costumer
Barbara Nelson .... costume supervisor
Christina Phipps Johnson .... costumer
Kacie Seamons .... costumer
Brooke Westberg .... key costumer
Brooke Westberg .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Gus Comegys .... on-line editor
Tom Overton .... color timer
 
Music Department
Michael Dittrick .... supervising music editor
Amber Funk .... music editor
Fred Kron .... musician: keyboards
Danita Ng .... music transcription
Jason Poss .... music transcription
Massimo Ruberto .... music supervisor
Steven Vincent .... music supervisor (as Steven Christopher)
Pancho Burgos-Goizueta .... composer assistant (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Hafdis Blondal-Maw .... transportation captain
Bert Lund .... driver: honey wagon
Chris Lund .... driver
Stephen Rippey .... driver
Barry Tuttle .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Holly Alderman .... production assistant
Dallin Bassett .... key office production assistant
Alison Brough .... set production assistant
Jennifer Chapman .... production coordinator
Amy Chesley .... stand-in
Hope Diamond .... vp of publicity
Kathleen Dombo .... payroll accountant
Steven Doxey .... production assistant
Ray Filippazzo .... studio finance executive
Carole Fontana .... location manager
Kipling Hicks .... assistant production coordinator
Michael Kiely .... production accountant (as Mike Kiely)
Kelly L. King .... assistant to director
Charles Klapow .... choreographer
Brandon Lang .... office assistant
Vivian Lanthan .... craft service
Ryan Little .... production staff
Roger Malaga .... associate choreographer
Jeff Midgely .... medic
Jeff Midgley .... medic coordinator
Josh Moceri .... production assistant
Kate Morrison .... script supervisor
Jared Murillo .... associate choreographer
Kenny Ortega .... choreographer
Ryan Pederson .... production assistant
James Phares .... assistant to director
Jennifer Ricci .... assistant production accountant
Jennifer Ricci .... first assistant accountant
Bonnie Story .... choreographer
Laura Summer .... additional voices
Cortland Wilson .... production assistant
Tommy Woodard .... film commission specialist: Utah
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"High School Musical 2: Extended Edition" - USA (DVD box title)
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Runtime:
Germany:104 min | 111 min (extended version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Chad's T-shirt slogans were chosen by Disney viewers, as well as the type of sandwiches Troy makes Gabriella for their picnic on the golf course and the appearance of Miley Cyrus.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: On the last number "All for one" right after the first chorus, where all the cast was singing on top of the cascade pool, they part their ways. Gabriella, Ryan and Taylor get down on the right, while Chad, Sharpay and Troy get down through the left. On the next shot, all the ladies are seen coming down on the right, while all the guys are coming down on the left.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Ms. Darbus:You must remember, young thespians, learning is never seasonal, so do allow the shimmering lights of Summer to refresh and illuminate your fertile young minds.
Chad Danforth:What is she talking about?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in HSM3: Cast Goodbyes (2009) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Gotta Go My Own WaySee more »

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119 out of 207 people found the following review useful.
What Time Is It? Time To Cash In! (and why HSM does exactly that), 14 August 2007
Author: (nivekj1@gmail.com) from Tallahassee, Florida

I've finally found out the reason why the High School Musical phenomenon is such a success. Why the first movie's soundtrack was the top-selling CD of last year. Why there are ice shows, stage productions (amateur and pro), karaoke CDs, and karaoke DVDs to boot. It all traces back to the 90s.

You see, the 1990s gave birth to NSync, Backstreet Boys, the Spice Girls, Britney, Christina, Jessica, what have you. But their time wasn't meant for the 90s. They had come too early. Music honestly wasn't ready to cycle back to the confectionery, syrupy, Velveeta meets cotton candy of the late 50s/ early 60s. But now is the time.

The reason that High School Musical, and now Part 2, are such a success is because 1990'S POP MUSIC IS BACK WITH A VENGEANCE!!! High School Musical was the Reset Button, if you will, setting kidz-bop-pop back in its rightful place. Adults have their music, their innuendos, their profane-angry-paranoid-hurtfully honest songs. Why not give the kids a break? A place to be a kid?

The sequel does a great job of avoiding the urge to fix what's unbroken, but instead to polish it. This film isn't darker, but it is spunkier. More attitude, and even more confidence (if that's hard to imagine). This film is strictly for A) kids, and B) people who not only remember but enjoyed being kids. High School Musical 2 is a burst of joyful exuberance. Winks towards adult audiences have their place, but so do productions where a kid isn't talked down to or expected to grow up too fast.

The straight-up theater pop of the first has been replaced with more of a Hip-Hop/ Arena Pop edge. Less Broadway, more Billboard. Plus, the mythological task of defeating high school cliques has been replaced with simply earning a check for the summer. The movie wants to feel bigger than the last, but it's actually more intimate. That's an unintended plus.

The cast goes through some drama this time around, and some changes are made, character-wise. This was the biggest surprise. Disney Channel could have simply done a rehash of the first film, but everyone involved truly did a great job. I forgot that, as corny as the premise - the whole franchise - is, these guys can really act. And sing. And dance. No wonder Disney gonna's make a fortune.

And no wonder musical theater is so rough. Every single participant has to be a Triple Threat. But that's part of the fantasy of the first film: making the audition, giving it your all, and gaining the applause and support of your peers. What's great about this second movie is, really it's about the reverse of that. LOSING the support of your peers. Losing yourself in search of something you don't really need, not yet anyway. It's a good message: The future will come soon enough. Enjoy being a kid and being with the ones who love you while you still can.

Still, if this second movie doesn't match up to the first, it's because of moving it away from the dream of Triple Talent Status. No longer a musical about a musical, it instead becomes a musical about a country club. Instead of risking social status to be yourself, to find yourself, it is now about the dangers of losing yourself, by giving into social status. More dramatic, sure. A stroke of genius, I would say, except for the fact that it's still a freakin' High School Musical movie, not a Country Club Musical movie.

By moving into more complex territory, it grows up. But by default, it is less fun, just a smidgen less, than the original. To its credit, it isn't stale (the new setting keeps it fresh), but Disney Channel, Ortega, and all company involved will be hard pressed to create a three-quel that's just as fun, lively and CHOCK FULL OF 90'S POP as the original. A return to the theater would be welcome.

As for the songs themselves, let's just say I've been fair enough to comment that I enjoyed the MOVIE for what it was. Disney's been great at soundtracks but they'll have to do a lot better for part 3. Aside from the opener and a baseball game/swing number, there's not much to enjoy this time around, once again due in part to the removal of the high school locale.

The kids will LOVE IT, the parents will Tolerate it, Disney Channel will collect money hand over fist, and everyone else will have no idea what is going on because they've failed to realize (A) what it meant to be a kid, (B) that 90's Pop Music is back with a vengeance, and (C) everybody wants to sing and dance, even if they don't want to admit it.

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