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A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

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  • Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 16 nominations.
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Angelo
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Coco
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Bruno
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Lisa
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Hilary
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Michael
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Shorofsky
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Mrs. Finsecker
Steve Inwood ...
François Lafete
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Montgomery
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Mrs. Sherwood
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Miss Berg
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Ralph
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Farrell
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Leroy
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Doris
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Lydia
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M.C.
Frank Bongiorno ...
Truck Driver
Bill Britten ...
Mr. England
Eric Brockington ...
Plump Eric
Nicholas Bunin ...
Bunsky
Cindy Canuelas ...
Cindy
Nora Cotrone ...
Topless Student
Mbewe Escobar ...
Phenicia
Gennadi Filimonov ...
Violinist (as Gennady Filimonov)
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Harvey Finsecker (as Victor Fischbarg)
Penny Frank ...
Dance Teacher
Willie Henry Jr. ...
Bathroom Student
Steve Hollander ...
Drama Student (as Steven Hollander)
Sang Kim ...
Oriental Violinist
Darrell Kirkman ...
Richard III
Judith L'Heureux ...
Nurse
Ted Lambert ...
Drama Student
Nancy Eng ...
Oriental Student (as Nancy Lee)
Sarah Malament ...
Dance Accompanist
James Manis ...
Bruno's Uncle
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Shirley
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Touchstone
Raquel Mondin ...
Ralph's Sister
Alba Oms ...
Ralph's Mother
Frank Oteri ...
Schlepstein
Traci Parnell ...
Hawaiian Dancer
Sal Piro ...
Rocky Horror M.C.
Lesley Quickley ...
Towering Inferno Student (as Leslie Quickley)
Ray Ramirez ...
Father Morales
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Drama Student (as Loris Sallahian)
Ilse Sass ...
Mrs. Tossoff
Dawn Steinberg ...
Monitor on Stairs
Jonathan Strasser ...
Orchestra Conductor
Yvette Torres ...
Ralph's Little Sister
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Frankie (as Frank X. Vitolo)
Stefanie Zimmerman ...
Dance Teacher
Tracy Burnett ...
Principal Dancer
Greg De Jean ...
Principal Dancer (as Greg DeJean)
Laura Delano ...
Principal Dancer
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Principal Dancer
Aaron Dugger ...
Principal Dancer
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Principal Dancer (as Neisha Folkes)
Karen Ford ...
Principal Dancer
Robin Gray ...
Principal Dancer
Hazel Green ...
Principal Dancer
Eva Grubler ...
Principal Dancer
Patrick King ...
Principal Dancer
Cynthia Lochard ...
Principal Dancer
Julian Montenaire ...
Principal Dancer
Holly Reeve ...
Principal Dancer
Kate Snyder ...
Principal Dancer
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Principal Dancer
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Principal Dancer
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Principal Dancer
Ranko Yokoyana ...
Principal Dancer
Adam Abeshouse ...
Principal Musician and Vocalist
Yvette D. Carrington ...
Principal Musician and Vocalist
Fima Ephron ...
Principal Musician and Vocalist
Anthony Evans ...
Principal Musician and Vocalist
Crystal Garner ...
Principal Musician and Vocalist
Lisa Herman ...
Principal Musician and Vocalist
Thais Hockaday ...
Principal Musician and Vocalist
Karen Hoppe ...
Principal Musician and Vocalist
Frankie Laino ...
Principal Musician and Vocalist
April Lang ...
Principal Musician and Vocalist
Richard Latimer ...
Principal Musician and Vocalist
Lisa Lowell ...
Principal Musician and Vocalist
Ann Marie McDermott ...
Principal Musician and Vocalist
Kerry McDermott ...
Principal Musician and Vocalist
Maureen McDermott ...
Principal Musician and Vocalist
Josh Melville ...
Principal Musician and Vocalist
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Principal Musician and Vocalist
Ann Roboff ...
Principal Musician and Vocalist (as Anne Roboff)
Boris Slutsky ...
Principal Musician and Vocalist
Alan Vetter ...
Principal Musician and Vocalist
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Principal Musician and Vocalist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Perry Bedden ...
The Transylvanians (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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The Transylvanians (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Judith Blaylock ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Brad Majors - A Hero (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Gaye Brown ...
The Transylvanians (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Principal Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Gregory Buchalter ...
Violinist (uncredited)
Ishaq Bux ...
The Transylvanians (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Stephen Calcutt ...
The Transylvanians (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Trombonist (uncredited)
Hugh Cecil ...
The Transylvanians (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Imogen Claire ...
The Transylvanians (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Julie Cohen ...
Featured vocalist (uncredited)
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The Transylvanians (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Sadie Corre ...
The Transylvanians (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Guido Corte ...
Man in Airport (uncredited)
Tony Cowan ...
The Transylvanians (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Donna Edge-Rachell ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Fran Fullenwider ...
The Transylvanians (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Nancy Gilliam ...
Extra (uncredited)
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The Criminologist - An Expert (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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The Transylvanians (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Peggy Ledger ...
The Transylvanians (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Annabel Leventon ...
The Transylvanians (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Anthony Milner ...
The Transylvanians (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Riff Raff - A Handyman (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Pamela Obermeyer ...
The Transylvanians (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Magenta - A Domestic (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Rocky Horror 'Dr. Frank-N-Furter' (uncredited)
Karen Starr ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Claudia van Doren (uncredited)
Tony Then ...
The Transylvanians (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Kimi Wong ...
The Transylvanians (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Alan Parker

Written by

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Christopher Gore ... (written by)

Produced by

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David De Silva ... producer
Alan Marshall ... producer

Music by

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Michael Gore

Cinematography by

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Michael Seresin ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Gerry Hambling ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Stefna Borges ... assistant editor (as Stefna Smal)
Terry Busby ... assistant editor
Jack Gardner ... assistant editor
Leonard Green ... assistant editor
Michael B. Hoggan ... additional editor: L.A.
Norman Hollyn ... assistant editor
Eddy Joseph ... assistant editor
Yoshio Kishi ... additional editor: N.Y.
Glenn Cunningham ... apprentice editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Howard Feuer
Jeremy Ritzer

Production Design by

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Geoffrey Kirkland

Art Direction by

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Ed Wittstein

Set Decoration by

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George DeTitta Sr. ... (as George DeTitta)

Costume Design by

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Kristi Zea

Makeup Department

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Joseph Coscia ... hairdresser (as Joseph G. Coscia)
Joe Cuervo ... makeup (as Joseph Cuervo)

Production Management

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David Golden ... unit production manager
Candace Suerstedt ... assistant production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Robert F. Colesberry ... first assistant director
Ray Greenfield ... second assistant director (as Raymond L. Greenfield)
Joseph Ray ... second assistant director (as Joe Ray)

Art Department

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Joseph M. Caracciolo ... property master (as Joe Caracciolo)
David Coleman ... property master (uncredited)
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
Richard Shelton ... painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Arthur Bloom ... recordist
Jerry Bruck ... stereo consultant
Rusty Coppleman ... sound editor
Jay M. Harding ... rerecording mixer
Michael J. Kohut ... rerecording mixer
Dennis Maitland II ... boom operator
Christopher Newman ... sound mixer (as Chris Newman)
Aaron Rochin ... rerecording mixer
Thomas Scott ... consultant: Dolby (as Tom Scott)
Les Wiggins ... sound editor
Robert Davenport ... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
James Fenton ... sound crew chief (uncredited)
Duncan McEwan ... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Otto Snel ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Stunts

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Colette Alexander ... stunts (uncredited)
Sandy Alexander ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Holly Bower ... still photographer
Catharine Bushnell ... still photographer
Joseph F. Coffey ... camera operator
Bill Gerardo ... second assistant cameraman (as William Gerardo)
Vinnie Gerardo ... first assistant cameraman (as Vincent Gerardo)
Martin Nallan ... key grip (as Marty Nallan)
LeRoy Patton ... first cameraman: New York (as Leroy Patton)
Tom Priestley Jr. ... camera operator
Frank Schulz ... gaffer (as Frank O. Schulz)
John Stanier ... camera operator
Garrett Brown ... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Craig DiBona ... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Billy Kerwick ... best boy grip (uncredited)
Sal Martorano ... electrician (uncredited)
Robert Shepherd ... electrician (uncredited)
Sandi Sissel ... camera operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Margery Simkin ... special casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Al Craine ... wardrobe supervisor: men's
Beverly Cycon ... wardrobe supervisor: women's
Thelma Gregory ... wardrobe supervisor: women's (as Thelma S. Gregory)
Ellen Mirojnick ... assistant costume designer
Mark Burchard ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Location Management

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Grant Harper Reid ... assistant location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Chuck Irwin ... music recording engineer
Don Brooks ... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
Norman Hollyn ... music editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Harold 'Whitey' McEvoy ... transportation captain (as Whitey McEvoy)
Patrick Hogan ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Pamela Adler ... assistant: Mr. Parker and Mr. Marshall
Arlene Albertson ... production office coordinator
Renee Bodner ... script supervisor
Louis Falco ... choreographer
William Gornell ... assistant choreographer
John Kane ... unit publicist: Solters & Roskin, Inc.
Ellie Linas ... production auditor
Angela Micklesburgh ... producer's assistant
Lynda Van Damm ... assistant production accountant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Paddy Chayefsky ... acknowledgement: excerpt from "Marty" courtesy of
Bruce Jay Friedman ... acknowledgement: excerpt from "Steambath" by
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 four students from the time when they audition to get into the school, through graduation. They are the brazen Coco Hernandez, shy Doris Finsecker, sensitive gay Montgomery MacNeil, and brash, abrasive Raul Garcia. Written by Reid Gagle

Plot Keywords
Taglines If they've really got what it takes, it's going to take everything they've got. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Hot Lunch (United States)
  • Fame - Der Weg zum Ruhm (Germany)
  • Fama (Spain)
  • Fama (Peru)
  • Fama (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 134 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $118,160, 18 May 1980

Did You Know?

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Trivia Director Alan Parker wanted a scene that showed Doris overcoming her fear and becoming an actress. He heard of the audience participation at the local screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and went to check it out. He loved it so much that he not only decided to use it in the film, he had many of the "cast" from the local screenings appear in the film, as the people doing the time-warp on stage when Doris runs up and joins them. See more »
Goofs After four years of school, Doris Finsecker's little brother never gets any older. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in On Location with: FAME (1980). See more »
Soundtracks Red Light See more »
Quotes Doris Finsecker: I'm about as flamboyant as a bagel.
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