At the New York City High School for the Performing Arts, students get specialized training that often leads to success as actors, singers, etc. This movie follows eight students from the time when they audition to get into the school, through graduation. Among these are the brazen Coco Hernandez, shy Doris Finsecker, sensitive gay Montgomery MacNeil, and brash, abrasive Ralph Garcy.Written by
In its 2015 review of notable people who had died over the past year, "The Lives They Lived," the New York Times Magazine said that "Out Here on My Own," which Lesley Gore wrote with her brother Michael for this movie, later "became an anthem of empowerment for anyone who felt marginalized or discarded." See more »
The "Palace" sign outside Montgomery's room flashes On-Off, but when Doris and Ralph are kissing and Montgomery leaves, the light pattern outside is more complex than a simple flash. See more »
Remember my name. Fame! I'm gonna live forever, I'm gonna learn how to fly - high!
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Runs 133 minutes long on Capacitance Electronic Disc (CED), also commonly known as RCA Selectavision Videodisc. See more »
'Fame' (1980) is brilliant. It's got all these qualities that made the late 70's movies so great. It is proud of its directness and not ashamed of being over the top.
What really matters here, is the journey, not the destination. Ignorant idiots with soap opera mentality, will never realize that 'Fame' is about the struggles, anxieties and triumphs of these young people, not about their careers.
Ironically enough, none of the very talented actors of 'Fame' made it in Hollywood. 'Fame' marked the end of an era. The end of artistic freedom and experimentation and the beginning of commercialization and political correctness. It's the last statement of a generation that had a voice of its own.
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