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Fame (2009)

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An updated version of the musical Fame (1980), which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

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An updated version of the musical Fame (1980), which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

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I'm Gonna Live Forever See more »


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Rated PG for thematic material including teen drinking, a sexual situation and language | See all certifications »

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25 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,408,242 (UK) (25 September 2009)

Gross:

$22,452,209 (USA) (4 December 2009)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Debbie Allen, who plays Principal Angela Simms, is the only cast member to have made the transition from Alan Parker's original film Fame (1980). Her small part in Parker's version led to her being cast in one of the lead roles in Fame (1982), where she plays dance tutor Lydia Grant. In a 2011 interview with the Archive of American Television, Allen revealed that she considers the two characters to be the same. According to her, Lydia simply got married and uses her husband's name in the remake. See more »

Goofs

When Marco is playing the piano at his parent's restaurant, the song he is playing is filled with sustained chords and legato melodies; which would require the foot pedal to be used quite often in order to achieve the sound that is heard. However, when the camera pans back to show underneath the piano, the pedal is not moving. See more »

Quotes

Marco: She's hot, but she thinks she's like the most talented person in the school.
Victor Tavares: So maybe she is.
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Connections

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Someone to Watch Over Me
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Kay Panabaker and Asher Monroe
Produced by Raney Shockne
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OK, but not spectacular.
28 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed seeing how talented they were, and it gets you feeling rhythmic. At first, I thought it was going to be a good movie, seeing how the auditions went. But, after that part and they went onto freshman year, I got a little disappointed. They showed the students' problems, and what they're going through to make it to be famous, but it almost seems like the director got bored of the movie itself, and just skipped through a lot in the movie. You don't see how the students' problems were faced and how they were solved, you first see them upset, and then at the end, they're happy and ready to graduate? That's not a very good plot, actually, there isn't a plot at all. I am upset with the movie, but the dancing was great. Overall, it really was enjoyable.


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