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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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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 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

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High School Musical: Premiers pas sur scène See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The moon that was seen on stage while Troy and Gabriella are singing "Breaking Free" was left behind on stage after the film was completed. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning with Troy and Gabriella singing "Start of Something New", Gabriella's left sleeve moves up and down as the angle changes. 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

A sing-along version was aired the day after its television premiere, with the words to the songs appearing at the bottom of the screen. See more »


Soundtracks

When There Was Me and You
Written and Produced by Jamie Houston
Performed by Vanessa Hudgens (uncredited)
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Are You Kidding Me!!
5 August 2006 | by CowsOnlyMooForSoLongSee all my reviews

OK first I want to say i did NOT watch this on my own initiative! I was FORCED to watch this movie and I must say that hour and a half I will never get back! I wasn't expecting much and I was still severely disgusted that I had to watch this movie.

The movie not only features bad actors and OBVIOUS lip singers, but it also has terrible lines and terribly stereotypical characters! There is the jocks, the nerds, and the preps! This movie portrays high school a place full of cliques which is also a stereotype! Though it tries to portray a good message, the amount of stereotypes in the movie almost negates the message its trying to send! This is a terrible movie, even by made-for-TV Disney standards!

PLEASE!!! If someone tries to make you watch this movie do NOT give in! You will be bored, sickened and you will have severe distain for the person that made you watch this poor excuse for a movie.


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