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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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Taglines:

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

In the two weeks following the first presentation of this movie on the Disney Channel, at least 8 tracks from the movie appeared on the Billboard Hot 100, the most simultaneous songs ever from one album at that point in time. In addition, many other Hot 100 chart records were set or broken. These include:
  • First debut artist to have 2 Hot 100 singles in the same week: Zac Efron. (Tied the next week by both Lucas Gabreel & Ashley Tisdale.)
  • First artist to debut with 4 Hot 100 singles in two weeks: Zac Efron. (The Beatles first three chart records were over a four week span.)
  • First duo to have 3 Hot 100 debut singles appear in 2 weeks on the Hot 100: Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hudgens.
  • First duo to have 2 Hot 100 debut singles in the same week: Lucas Gabreel & Ashley Tisdale.
  • First female to have 3 debut chart credits in 2 weeks: Vanessa Anne Hudgens.
  • First female to have 2 debut chart credits in 1 week: Ashley Tisdale
  • Biggest jump in Hot 100 history: (86-4) 82 points, "Breaking Free" by Zac & Vanessa. (Trouncing the old record of 74-point leaps shared by Montell Jordan's "I Can Do That" and Jeannie C Riley's "Harper Valley PTA".)
  • First time an artist has appeared on 5 concurrent Hot 100 singles within one week of his debut: Zac Efron. (Zac's 5 concurrent songs in the Hot 100 were the most by any artist since the Beatles held 14 positions in 1964.)
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Goofs

When the principal asks everyone to exit the gym, a camera crew is clearly visible at the bottom right 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

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 »

Connections

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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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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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