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High School Musical (2006)

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A popular high school athlete and an academically gifted girl get roles in the school musical and develop a friendship that threatens East High's social order.

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Kenny Ortega
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zac Efron ... Troy Bolton
Vanessa Hudgens ... Gabriella Montez (as Vanessa Anne Hudgens)
Ashley Tisdale ... Sharpay Evans
Lucas Grabeel ... Ryan Evans
Corbin Bleu ... Chad Danforth
Monique Coleman ... Taylor McKessie
Bart Johnson ... Coach Jack Bolton
Alyson Reed ... Ms. Darbus
Chris Warren ... Zeke Baylor (as Chris Warren Jr.)
Olesya Rulin ... Kelsi Nielsen
Ryne Sanborn ... Jason Cross
Socorro Herrera Socorro Herrera ... Mrs. Montez
Joey Miyashima ... Principal Matsui
Dutch Whitlock Dutch Whitlock ... Skater Dude #1
Ryan Templeman ... Skater Dude #2
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Storyline

Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez are two totally different teenagers who meet at a party while singing karaoke on New Year's Eve. One week later Troy goes back to his high school, East High, in New Mexico to find that Gabriella is a new student there. They quickly become close friends and accidentally audition for the school musical. After getting a callback, drama queen Sharpay Evans and her sidekick brother Ryan are furious. Then Chad, Troy's best friend and basketball teammate, and Taylor, Gabriella's new friend on the decathlon team, must find out a way to make Gabriella hate Troy. Written by ShannonO'Reilly

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This School Rocks Like No Other!


Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

DisneyNOW | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High School Musical See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

In its first week of release, the soundtrack to High School Musical debuted at #143 on the Billboard Top 200 and sold 6,500 copies. It went on to sell 4.1 million copies, making it the best-selling album in America in 2006. See more »

Goofs

In the end basketball scene there is a camera man visible in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mrs. Montez: Gabby, it's New Year's Eve. Enough reading.
Gabrilla Montez: But mom, I'm almost done!
Mrs. Montez: The teen party? I've laid out your best clothes. Come get ready.
Gabrilla Montez: Can I have my book back?
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, Sharpay runs back into the gym and runs up to Zeke and hugs him, saying she loves his cookies and wants him to make more for her. See more »

Alternate Versions

About 1 month, 2 weeks, 4 days later, March 10, there was a dance-along version of High School Musical shown on Disney Channel with the stars showing how to do the dances for "Get'cha Head in the Game" and "We're All In This Together". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: 2009 Teen Tournament Quarterfinal 5 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Andy Dodd & Adam Watts
Performed by Lucas Grabeel (uncredited) and Ashley Tisdale (uncredited)
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Best Movie On Disney Channel
22 August 2006 | by akrein9See all my reviews

Besides The Cheetah Girls, High School Musical is the only Disney Channel Original Movie that has been getting ratings and good comments from the critics. High School Musical is my favorite Disney Channel Original Movie. I heard a rumor that they might make it into a Disney Channel Original Series after High School Musical 2 Premieres! If I had to give a Award to one of the actors in High School Musical for Best Performance, It Would go to Ashley Tisdale for her snotty Girley-girl image and her great act of being a Popular Rich Girl. I think she gets it from her best friend, Brenda Song who plays a Popular Rich Girl named London Tipton on The Suite Life Of Zack and Cody. If You haven't seen it, Watch it on Disney Channel or Buy the DVD.


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