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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The film has its origins in a 1999 script entitled "Grease 3." Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were to star as the children of Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson from the 1978 film. The plot was virtually the same as that High School Musical, but with more similarities to Grease (1978). The character who would become Sharpay was to be the daughter of Betty Rizzo (producers tried to get Christina Aguilera for the part, but she declined). Timberlake's bandmates from *NSYNC were to have supporting roles, with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John allegedly approached for cameo roles. Before the script went through a second rewrite, the project was shelved until 2004. Producers would have needed permission from those who owned the rights to Grease (1978), and so the idea evolved into High School Musical. See more »

Goofs

During the freestyle scene in 'We're All In This Together', the left foot of the girl in the first pair of dancers clearly slips from under her. 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

The Encore Edition DVD contains the original version and the sing-along version. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Viva High School Musical (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Imaste Stin Koryfi
Adapted by Constantine Ganosis
Performed by Constantine Ganosis and Helena Paparizou
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Disney's High School Musical
27 February 2006 | by mdang01See all my reviews

I have seen High School Musical and I recommend it to others. It is a movie about a basketball star and a soon to be newcomer in East High take a vacation in the same place. They sing "The Start of Something New" and suddenly come addicted to singing and partially, each other. I love this movie and have seen it every time on Disney Channel. You might think it's boring because of singing, but once you watch the movie, you'll definitely change your mind. The main stars of the show are Zac Efron as "Troy", Vanessa Anne Hudgens as "Gabriella", Ashley Tisdale as "Sharpay", and Lucas Grabeel as "Ryan". I love this movie and I guarantee that you will love it too.


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