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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marco (as Asher Book)
Kristy Flores ...
Rosie Martinez
Ms. Angela Simms


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fama  »

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Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,011,682, 27 September 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bebe Neuwirth once played a dance teacher in Fame: Stagefright (1986), a previous installment in the Fame (1980) franchise. See more »


Mr. Cranston asks Denise to be the accompanist for the school's upcoming production of "Chicago". In the year 2009, this would not be possible since the licensing company which handles the theatrical rights for "Chicago" was restricting the show from being produced (even by amateur groups and schools) anywhere in the greater New York area while there was an open-ended Broadway production still running. See more »


Joy: First you spurn me for Eddie,Then you throw him off like an old overcoat for Rocky!
Joy: You chew people up, and then you spit them out again!
Joy: I loved you, you hear me I loved you, and what did it get me?
Joy: I'll tell you a big nothing, you're like a sponge you take, take, take, and drain others of their love, and devotion!
Joy: Well I've had enough, you've got to choose between me, and Rocky, so named because of the rocks in his head!
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Written by Georges Bizet
Performed by Hailey Villaire
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As to be expected
24 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

Tons of homogeneous talent -- the tooth bleach is blinding. No story, no rhythm (oddly enough), over-processed young actors with expensive haircuts and wardrobe.

This film isn't about a school with young hopefuls, it's about a fictitious institution packed full of painfully beautiful pimple-free young people.

In the original film, a handful of personalities burst onto screen and their characters were revealed as layers peeled away.

In this version, tons of hotties are thrown in and popped like corn. Nothing memorable occurs, no great songs or outstanding characters. This should have been called "Fame: Another High School Musical" Looked up the director on IMDb.com and he produced Briney Spears' tours -- talk about unoriginal, packed with fluff, and emotionally depthless. He brings all those qualities to this film.

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