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High School Musical 2 (2007)

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School's out for summer and the East High Wildcats are ready to make it the time of their lives after landing jobs in a wealthy country club owned by Sharpay and Ryan's family.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zac Efron ... Troy Bolton
Vanessa Hudgens ... Gabriella Montez
Ashley Tisdale ... Sharpay Evans
Lucas Grabeel ... Ryan Evans
Corbin Bleu ... Chad Danforth
Monique Coleman ... Taylor McKessie
Bart Johnson ... Jack Bolton
Alyson Reed ... Ms. Darbus
Chris Warren ... Zeke Baylor (as Chris Warren Jr.)
Jessica Tuck ... Mrs. Evans
Robert Curtis Brown ... Vance Evans
Mark L. Taylor ... Mr. Fulton
Ryne Sanborn ... Jason Cross
Olesya Rulin ... Kelsi Nielsen
KayCee Stroh ... Martha Cox
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Storyline

Troy is offered a job at Ryan & Sharpay's country club and ends up landing jobs for Gabriella, Chad, Taylor, Kelsi, Jason, Martha and Zeke. He is then introduced to Sharpay's parents and realizes that Sharpay can land him many opportunities and even a basketball scholarship. Meanwhile, while Troy starts hanging out with the rich folk, Chad is worried that Troy will forget his friends. Gabriella feels as though she is losing Troy to Sharpay. In the end, Troy will have to learn how to think about his scholarship without losing his friends. Written by zngnn

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High School Musical 2: Sing It All or Nothing! See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Some of the cast members had to change three times so that everyone's colors complemented each other during the "All For One" musical sequence. See more »

Goofs

When Troy and Gabriella are singing 'Everyday', Troy spins Gabriella off and continues to do his own spinning actions, but he fails to sing his lines into the mic or even lip sync them. He also forgets about his mic for most of the song. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ms. Darbus: You must remember, young thespians, learning is never seasonal, so do allow the shimmering lights of Summer to refresh and illuminate your fertile young minds.
Chad Danforth: What is she talking about?
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Connections

Featured in 3-Minute Game Show: High School Musical 2: Part 2 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

You Are the Music In Me (Sharpay Version)
Written and Produced by Jamie Houston
Performed by Ashley Tisdale and Zac Efron
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Lots of Hype and Synthesizing
17 August 2007 | by shadowsofangelsSee all my reviews

This movie did not live up to the hype. The plot was alright but lacked in the heart and the message of the first movie. The first movie was great because it had a message of "be an individual no matter what". This movie didn't have any message.

Some of the songs were wonderful, but some were just awful. It was obvious that there was synthesizing on a lot of the songs, especially "Bet on It". The other issue is that while Zac Efron did his own singing in this movie, his voice did not pair well with Vanessa Hudgens like Drew Seeley's in the first movie.

Ashley Tisdale was much more enjoyable in this movie though, she was cattier and meaner and it was hilarious. Vanessa's acting went totally down hill from the last movie and was lacking believability. Lucas rocked this movie though. He should have had a much much bigger role! And I'm sorry, but I was far far too reminded of The Lion King when I heard "Everyday". Elton John, anyone? I'd prefer the sound mixing of the first movie with these new songs, they are good songs, but the over-mixing takes it away for me.


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