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High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)

G  |   |  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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high school graduation


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Release Date:

24 October 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

H.S.M. 3  »

Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$42,030,184 (USA) (24 October 2008)


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

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Did You Know?


In the "Now Or Never" scene, Chad jumps from a lying position when he was fouled. He also did that jump in High School Musical (2006), during "Stick To The Status Quo." See more »


The drama teacher Ms. Darbus tells Troy to turn out the lights and to lock up. Any teacher would see that the student departed and see that the building was properly locked up. However, Ms. Darbus has great trust in Troy, and also knows his father works at the school. She trusts that Troy would lock up. See more »


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 »


Follows High School Musical (2006) See more »


High School Musical
Written by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil
Performed by Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman and The High School Musical 3: Senior Year Cast
Produced by Matthew Gerrard
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An illusional world created for those who are far away from reality
26 October 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Once again thousands of people from all over the world ( mostly teenagers ) are going to watch this movie which lacks deeply in acting, writing and directing. This is a movie that uses colors, "songs", perfect conditions of living, schooling, clothing and illusional relationships that are so IMAGINARY to attract audiences as much as possible . Moreover, there is no school, no condition of life like this. Gettign everything you want and do whatever you wanna do. For me as a teenager is so sad and devastating to witness that the characters of this movie have become the role models of open minded individuals as teenagers, and starting to close their perspective of seeing life with delusions. Once again thanks to Disney cooperation for what it has done it to make money from fooling people by pretty and fancy deceptions.

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