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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. The next week, Troy returns to East High, his high school in New Mexico, to find that Gabriella is a new student there. They quickly become close friends and accidentally audition for the school musical. They both get callbacks, infuriating drama queen Sharpay Evans and her sidekick brother Ryan. Then Chad, Troy's best friend and basketball teammate, and Taylor, Gabriella's new friend on the decathlon team, must make Gabriella hate Troy. Written by ShannonO'Reilly

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This School Rocks Like No Other!


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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The auditorium was located at another school because the one at the school where they did the majority of filming was being renovated. See more »

Goofs

High school basketball championships are usually played at the end of February to the beginning of March. However, this one takes place mid-January. 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 »

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Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Best Teen Movie Musicals (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by David Lawrence & Faye Greenberg
Performed by Ashley Tisdale (uncredited), Lucas Grabeel (uncredited), KayCee Stroh (uncredited), Chris Warren (uncredited), Dutch Whitlock, Corbin Bleu (uncredited), Vanessa Hudgens (uncredited), Monique Coleman (uncredited) and High School Musical Cast (uncredited)
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The phenomenon that was
6 April 2016 | by studioATSee all my reviews

10 years ago this first High School Musical film launched with very little fanfare, and no real big names in it. Little did Disney know that it would capture the imagination and hearts of so many young people, spawn two (at present) sequels and become a lasting phenomenon.

Is it surprising when you watch the actual film? No, not really. It's an hour and a bit of fun, the young cast (and they do look young) all give good performances, and it's enjoyable for all ages.

The make it or break it quality with any musical are the songs, and of the three 'High School' films this is the one with the most iconic songs.

No, it's not Shakespeare. But it is an almost modern version of Grease. I'm not a huge musicals fan, but I enjoyed it.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

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

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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