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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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 cell phone ring that gives the class detention has the tune of the song "Start of Something New." See more »

Goofs

The word "receiving" is spelled wrong when they are broadcasting video through the computer to Gabriella. 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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Written by Andy Dodd & Adam Watts
Performed by Lucas Grabeel (uncredited) and Ashley Tisdale (uncredited)
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too cute!
23 August 2006 | by michelle_janzSee all my reviews

high school musical is an awesome movie and i recommend it to everyone! Zac Efron is so hot! anyways , its a great movie and the story is so cute. this movie has an awesome cast with amazing voices. the movie has awesome songs , voices - and not to mention all of the sweet dances. its the kind of movie that u fall in love with and just wanna watch over and over again. its definitely aimed at girls and its one that u can always watch with your girls and swoon over Zac Efron's hotness!there is also supposed to be a sequel coming i out during summer of 2007 so ill sure be watching it and once u watch this movie you will too! anyways , be sure and watch next time it airs or pick up a copy. p.s.- it has an awesome soundtrack too! It starts off when Troy Bolton (a basketball superstar) meets Gabriella (a pretty genius) at a new years eve party on vacation when they are chosen to sing together for a karaoke contest. when Troy goes back to school to find that she is the new girl , they must both make hard decisions- should they do what they're heads are telling them to do ( which is to stick with basketball and smarts to do what they're friends want) or go with they're hearts and sing together.


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USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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$4,200,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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