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High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  24 October 2008 (USA)
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As seniors in high school, Troy and Gabriella struggle with the idea of being separated from one another as college approaches. Along with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical to address their experiences, hopes and fears about their future.

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Troy and the gang of East High School are going through their senior year, facing graduating and going their separate ways. Coming to terms with the reality of it all, Troy wants to attend the nearby University of Albuquerque next year on a basketball scholarship, but Gabriella wants to attend Stanford University in California. Meanwhile, Sharpay, the school's shallow and spoiled rich girl, plots to go all out planning the school's final musical show with the idea to add music to her hopes and fears about the future. While Sharpay takes an up-and-coming British exchange student under her wing, her flamboyant fraternal twin brother, Ryan, has his sights set on something different after school. In addition, Troy's best friend and basketball teammate Chad, and Garbiella's best friend Taylor, all have their sights set on their plans after high school and come to terms with the reality of the real world. Written by Anonymous

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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£2,742,682 (UK) (31 October 2008)

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$90,556,401 (USA) (30 January 2009)
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Trivia

It took 41 days to shoot this movie, which is longer than the first two films. See more »

Goofs

When Troy asks Gabriella to the prom on the school's roof, they waltz to "Can I Have This Dance". Throughout the musical number, the daylight switches back and forth from early morning sun to evening sunset several times, suggesting that the filmmakers spent all day shooting this scene and edited together the best bits, although clearly filmed at different times of day and causing a disjointed feel. See more »

Quotes

Sharpay Evans: [Troy and Gabriella have shown up after her terrible performance with Rocketman] Oh, perfect! Go for it! Save the day, whoopee!
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Crazy Credits

There is a music video during the credits: "Just Getting Started" by the "High School Musical: Get in the Picture" reality show winner Stan Carrizosa. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.121 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

A Night to Remember
Written by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil
Performed by Ashley Tisdale and Jemma McKenzie-Brown
Produced by Matthew Gerrard
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19 November 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Why does this movie exist? Why is there a series of High School Musical movies at all? They are nothing like real high school musical productions and in fact the way they present high school is nothing like high school is actually like at all! No sex, no swearing, no drugs, no alcohol, no real problems at all. Boo hoo these poor kids! What kind of ultra rich fantasy world is this where they can afford such high production values? The songs are all bland and awful. The performers are at least a little talented (most of them anyway) but nothing special and most are only in it obviously because they have a certain look or maybe know someone or maybe their parents do. The High School Musical movies are all bland and totally pointless.


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