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Spectacular! -- A high school choir is fading in popularity, as it continues to lose most of its' members one by one. A wannabe rock singer is convinced to join the choir, in hopes of winning the upcoming competition and cash prize.
Spectacular! -- When bad boy Nikko (Nolan Gerard Funk) gets dumped by his band, he finds the path to stardom can take some unexpected twists.


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A high school choir is fading in popularity, as it continues to lose most of its' members one by one. A wannabe rock singer is convinced to join the choir, in hopes of winning the upcoming competition and cash prize. | Full synopsis »
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Nolan Gerard Funk ... Nikko Alexander

Jesse Moss ... Nils

Britt Irvin ... Amy

Tammin Sursok ... Courtney

Harris Allan ... Eric

Victoria Justice ... Tammi

Andrea Lewis ... Robin
Joel Ballard ... Caspian

Simon Curtis ... Royce

Kevin McNulty ... Uncle Sam

Shannon Chan-Kent ... Janet

Avan Jogia ... Tajid
Troy Hatt ... Swanee Boy

Jean-Luc Bilodeau ... Star Spangled Boy
Venus Terzo ... Marion

Christopher Jacot ... Stavros

Rukiya Bernard ... Receptionist

Greg Germann ... Mr. Romano

Matthew Bennett ... Rich Dickenson
Anthony St. John ... Anthony Gage
David Quinlan ... Emcee
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Menina Fortunato ... Ta Da Show Choir Dancer (uncredited)

Lowela Jotie ... Amelia (uncredited)
Roxy King ... Audience member (uncredited)
Sasha Kozak ... Ta-Da Dancer (uncredited)
Eduardo Noda ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Natasha Powell ... Didi (uncredited)

Michel Issa Rubio ... Carlos (uncredited)
Ryan Salzl ... A.C. (uncredited)

Matt Ward ... Jesús (uncredited)
Teya Wild ... Ta-Da Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Iscove 
Writing credits
James Krieg (written by)

Produced by
Margie Cohn .... executive producer (as Marjorie Cohn)
Michael Espensen .... executive producer
Lauren Levine .... executive producer
Lauren Levine .... producer
Scott McAboy .... producer
Bill O'Dowd .... executive producer
Jessica Rhoades .... executive producer (as Jessica Horowitz)
Jessica Rhoades .... producer (as Jessica Horowitz)
Original Music by
Michael Wandmacher (score by)
Cinematography by
David Moxness (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Casey O. Rohrs  (as Casey O Rohrs)
Casting by
Heike Brandstatter 
Carol Goldwasser 
Coreen Mayrs 
Howard Meltzer 
Production Design by
Brent Thomas 
Art Direction by
Shannon Grover 
Set Decoration by
Wendy Harke 
Costume Design by
Angus Strathie 
Makeup Department
Debi Lelievre .... key makeup artist (as Debbie Lelievre)
Tana Lynn Moldovanos .... first assistant makeup artist (as Tana Moldavanos)
Vincenza Sharpe .... first assistant makeup artist
Roy Sidick .... first assistant hair stylist (as Roy Siddick)
Frances Smith .... first assistant hair stylist (as Fran Smith)
Nancy Steyns .... first assistant hair stylist
Jill Winston .... key hair stylist
Marjorie Wood .... first assistant makeup artist
Janella Churchill .... second assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Amy St. Jean-Anzinger .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Todd Pittson .... unit production manager
Aaron Staudinger .... post-production supervisor
Amy Sydorick .... production supervisor
Thierry Tanguy .... production manager: second unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Neil Allan .... third assistant director
Brian Giddens .... first assistant director
Warren Hanna .... first assistant director: second unit
Warren Hanna .... second assistant director
Scott McAboy .... second unit director
Tammy Tamkin .... dgc trainee: second unit
Tammy Tamkin .... trainee assistant director: Directors Guild Canada
Mimi Crowe .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
John Bayntun .... lead dresser
Maggie Boucher .... scenic painter
Cynthia Burtinshaw .... buyer (as Cynthia Burtinshaw-Martin)
Loree Cameron .... graphic designer (as Loree Wershler Cameron)
David Clarke .... set designer
Ivan Fish .... lead carpenter
James Fredrickson .... laborer
Tamara Gauthier .... dresser (as Tamara Gaultier)
John Hamilton .... paint coordinator
Frank Hanuska .... lead carpenter
Dale Husuliak .... lead carpenter
Denise Hutniak .... art department assistant
Brad Jansen .... paint foreman (as Brad Jensen)
Brent Lane .... property master
Glenn MacDonald .... on-set dresser: second unit (as Glen MacDonald)
David Manske .... on-set dresser
Derick McLeod .... construction coordinator
Charles Newson .... property buyer (as Chuck Newson)
Charles Newson .... props: second unit (as Chuck Newson)
Rowena O'Connor .... assistant property master
Rick Patterson .... dresser (as Ric Patterson)
Bryan Pederson .... construction foreman
Marlow Pederson .... lead metal fabricator
Robert Pratt .... storyboard artist (as Rob Pratt)
Chris Rae .... lead carpenter
Christian Rondow .... dresser
Matthew Versteeg .... assistant decorator (as Matt Versteeg)
Sean Will .... scenic painter
Jim Wilson .... lead carpenter
Alistair Bell .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Tricia Boer .... cable puller
Donald D. Brown .... boom operator (as Don Brown)
Shane Connelly .... production sound mixer
Gary Coppola .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy D'Addario .... sound re-recording mixer
Rob Graham .... playback operator
Scott A. Jennings .... post-production sound supervisor (as Scott Jennings)
Marcus Blanchard .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Matt Dawson .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Sam C. Lewis .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Doug Madick .... foley artist (uncredited)
Jared Neal .... sound editor (uncredited)
Tijn van de Wetering .... dubbing mixer: Dutch, Swedish and Danish version (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Denys Guillemette .... special effects best boy (as Denys Gullemette)
Rob Mackie .... special effects assistant
Jak Osmond .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Brett Dowler .... visual effects supervisor: Stargate Digital
David Jacobson .... additional visual effects artist: Fast Cuts Edits
Jared Jones .... compositor: Stargate Digital
Jason Korber .... compositor: Stargate Digital
Mike Leeming .... visual effects coordinator: Stargate Digital
Steve Machan .... visual effects dolly grip: second unit
Michael Wale .... visual effects director of photography: second unit
Scott J. Ateah .... stunt coordinator (as Scott Ateah)
Ieisha Auyeung .... stunt performer
Garvin Cross .... assistant stunt coordinator
Crystal Dalman .... stunt performer
Andrea Kinsky .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Bennett .... key grip: second unit
Richard Buckmaster .... gaffer (as Richard 'Bucky' Buckmaster)
Al Campbell .... key grip
Gregg Campbell .... leadman grip (as Gregor Campbell)
Mark Cohen .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Alexander Cooper .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Michael Courtney .... stills photographer
Douglas Craik .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Doug Craik)
Lane Cusack .... rigging best boy
Tony Derkach .... dolly grip: second unit
Gerald Dupuis .... rigging grip
Chad Ferguson .... grip
Matt Greenhough .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Robin Hall .... lamp operator
Jesse Harris .... leadman grip (as Jessie Harris)
James M. Jackson .... rigging best boy (as James Jackson)
Dale H. Jahraus .... director of photography: second unit (as Dale Jahraus)
Gilbert Jamault .... generator operator
Devin Karringten .... camera trainee
Joshua Kjorven .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Josh Kjorven)
Mike Kolafa .... best boy
Tom Kolafa .... best boy
Todd Lapp .... rigging gaffer
Vince Laxton .... lamp operator
Álex Martínez .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Alex Martinez)
Rod Mawson .... first assistant camera: second unit
Marty McInally .... camera operator: "a" camera
Finbar McMillan .... best boy grip
Frank Olic .... generator operator
Laird Pierce .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Darren Robertson .... video playback coordinator
Corey Robson .... digital imaging technician
Ed 'Animal' Schulz .... dolly grip: "b" camera (as Ed Schultz)
Peter Siller .... lighting board operator
Neil Swakum-Peck .... lamp operator
Tom Walden .... best boy
Johnny Walker .... key rigging grip
Scott Wallace .... video playback operator
Shamus Whiting-Hewlett .... lamp operator (as Seamus Whiting-Hewlitt)
Craig Forsberg .... lead set wireman (uncredited)
Andre Gheorghiu .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
James Forsyth .... extras casting
Steve Maisel .... casting associate: US
Tiffany Mak .... casting assistant: Canada
Amy Nygaard .... casting assistant: Canada
David Doan .... casting coordinator (uncredited)
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jenny Bernice .... background costumer
Tess Brummitt .... truck supervisor (as Tess Brummit)
Rena Campbell .... additional costumer
Rena Campbell .... costumer: second unit (as Rena Cambell)
Denise Gingrich .... costumer
Sarah Haddleton .... assistant costume designer
Marie Melanson .... set supervisor
Kurtis Reeves .... costumer: prep
Doanne Kalena Nielsen .... costume maker (uncredited)
Doanne Kalena Nielsen .... head costume cutter (uncredited)
Heather Seshadri .... costume dyer/breakdown (uncredited)
Hollie Strobl .... costume dyer/breakdown (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Pietro Cecchini .... assistant editor
Lawrence D'Addio .... post-production assistant
Sarah Landman .... executive in charge of post production: Dolphin Entertainment
Ken Scribner .... post-production intern
Keith Wagner .... post-production coordinator
Jeff Wright .... on-line editor
Ted Brady .... final colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Michael Dittrick .... supervising music editor: MICDI Prod. Inc.
Amber Funk .... music editor: vocal sync
Matthew Gerrard .... composer: original songs
Matthew Gerrard .... music arranger
Matthew Gerrard .... music producer
Robbie Nevil .... composer: original songs
Ben Zales .... assistant music editor
Transportation Department
Barry Chapman .... driver
L. Michael Eddy .... driver (as Mike Eddy)
Samuel England .... driver (as Sam England)
Glenn J. Harrison-Jones .... driver (as Glenn Harrison-Jones)
Howard Huntley .... driver
Michael Huntley .... driver
Ian-Peter Jacobi .... driver (as Ian Jacobi)
John Mayervich .... driver (as John Mayervitch)
Kendra Moroz .... driver
Ryan Moroz .... transportation co-captain
Mike Sassen .... transportation coordinator
Dennis Stone .... transportation captain
Rick Swidrowich .... driver
Terence Walker .... driver
Other crew
Wendy L. Adjoury .... second assistant coordinator (as Wendy Adjoury)
Elsie Blaquera .... assistant chef: First Take Catering
Hanelize de Beer .... office production assistant (as Hanelize deBeer)
Johnny Duda .... consultant
R.J. Durell .... choreography
Tamara Harland .... key production assistant
Tamara Harland .... production assistant: second unit (as Tammy Harland)
Rick Imeson .... security captain
Zachary Iveson .... assistant: Jessica Horowitz
Darcy John .... craft services: second unit
Darcy John .... first aid: second unit
Veronique Kahler .... production assistant
Andrea Kelly Konno .... assistant choreographer (as Kelly Konno)
Lana Krotenko .... script supervisor: second unit
Brianna Lawrence .... craft services: second unit
Brianna Lawrence .... first aid: second unit
Sidney LeClaire .... assistant accountant (as Sydney LeClaire)
Kyle Leggett .... production assistant
Kyle Leggett .... production assistant: second unit
Sue Levens .... production accountant
Jennifer Lewis .... assistant location manager
Lori Massini .... legal council: Canada
Joel McCooey .... chef: First Take Catering
James Moffat .... assistant chef: First Take Catering (as James Moffatt)
Monica Montella .... payroll accountant
Shane Morgan .... behind-the-scenes coordinator
Tim Moshansky .... location scout
Janet D. Munro .... script supervisor (as Janet Munro)
Holly Pinder .... key production assistant
Holly Pinder .... production assistant: second unit
Lisa Ragosin .... production coordinator
Liz Reynolds .... assistant: Lauren Levine
Kim Roberts .... legal council: Canada
Mick Rochon .... key production assistant (as Mich Rochon)
Mick Rochon .... production assistant: second unit (as Mich Rochon)
Mick Rochon .... trainee assistant location manager (as Mich Rochon)
Tammy Saito .... craft service
Tammy Saito .... first aid
Mair Saranga .... tutor: ABC Tutoring
Bonnie Smart .... stand-in
Mark Tachovsky .... assistant coordinator
Graeme Tait .... security coordinator
Soren Tanbour .... chef: First Take Catering (as Soren Tambour)
Thierry Tanguy .... location manager
Stephen Tibbetts .... stand-in
Gary Wardberg .... tutor: ABC Tutoring
Wanda Weithers .... assistant: Lauren Levine
Dan Lee West .... assistant: Robert Iscove
Annie Wilkinson .... tutor: ABC Tutoring
Crystal Wilson .... extras wrangler
Daniel Booko .... adr loop artist (uncredited)
Les Ford .... computer playback designer (uncredited)
Claude Forest .... insurance broker (uncredited)
Erin Lander .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Christian Laub .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tom MacLeod .... production assistant (uncredited)
Max Torroba .... playback coordinator (uncredited)
Lee Ann Chmielewski-Larsen .... special thanks
Doug Cohn .... special thanks
Alison Dexter .... special thanks
Paula Kaplan .... special thanks
Jay Landers .... special thanks
Sharon Chazin Lieblein .... special thanks (as Sharon Lieblein)
Michael Sammaciccia .... special thanks
Ian Sheppard .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Courtney:Wow. That looked painful.
Nikko Alexander:Which part? The part where my band stabbed me in the back or when my girlfriend turned the knife?
Courtney:Both. Either. Uh
[extends her hand]
Courtney:I'm Courtney. Lane.
[When Nikko doesn't respond, she takes her hand back]
Courtney:Can I talk to you, please?
Nikko Alexander:I'm not really in the mood to socialize, thanks.
[Walks past her to go back into the club]
Courtney:[Turns around to follow him, but stays in place] Just five minutes, please. It's not like you have anything better to do.
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Good Music Spoke for the Movie, 2 July 2009
Author: ronnel2195 from Philippines

The thing with movies characterized by music and performing arts is that its essence depends largely on the relevance and the timing of its performances in relation to a particular issue in the story. Spectacular! may be underrated and under-appreciated but a deeper analysis of the film may reveal quite a degree of sense and heart in it lying behind its seeming superficiality.

The movie can be summarized through its four (4) songs strategically performed in different parts of the story.

The first song contains lines such as "I'm living my life just the way I like", "Don't tell me what I got to do, who I wanna be 'coz it's me who'll choose", "No more rules coz I just don't have the time", "I wanna go crazy and no one's gonna stop me." As it was performed, we are practically introduced to the band singer, Niko, a teenager aspiring to be a recording star who got dumped by his own band and girlfriend at the same night. Soon, however, he was recruited by a performing choir leader who has been accustomed to performing inside a 'box', so to speak, and to living strictly by the rules.

Conflicting perspective somehow made it quite a deal for Niko. Nothing natural, however, can be hidden for long. Soon, his outlook was discovered and surprisingly appreciated by the choir members. In fact, he started teaching the choir members new dance steps for a change.

Somewhere at the middle of the movie, another song was sung containing lines such as, "For the first time, I realize something I didn't see before; for the first time, looking in your eyes, suddenly, there's so much more; something, we both feel inside, for the first time". At this point, we are drawn to the idea that Niko finally and officially got hooked into the performing choir as he started introducing new Spectacular traditions. With the choir members at his back, he actually began sharing in their dream of winning and soaring to heights. He, somehow, forgot his former band and his own aspiration and became one with the new group.

The third song is the group's entry to the national competition containing lines such as, "You give me something to believe in after all we've been through; the love you gave, it all comes back to you", "… and here with you is where I'm meant to be". As in any other group endeavoring to soar, unpleasant things sometimes happen, test of character, difficult choices to be made, truth uncovered during the worst of circumstances, break ups. Good thing is that people are almost always drawn to where their heart is. Realizing that he taught the group something new to believe in and that it's heartless to just abandon and fail them after what they've been through, Niko made the most risky decision in his lifetime.

Little did Niko knew that this unselfish act would be greatly rewarded. As he soared in his newfound career, even the ones around him who lost their radiance found their way to reinvent themselves and soar with him.

The last song is the end credits song containing lines such as, "Coz everything can change when you least expect it", "Can't stop what you can't control, gotta learn how to just let go", "some things turn out much better the way it is with us". It's practically a good summary and I guess everything that happened in the story already speak for themselves…*

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