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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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They're facing their biggest challenge yet.......summer jobs See more »


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TV-G | See all certifications »

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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: Extended Edition See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(extended)

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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

When Chad is dancing with the cheerleaders, they are all shoeless, wearing only socks for easy sliding and spinning. Also, their socks are very dirty from the floors. See more »

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At the start of the song "What Time Is It", Troy's underwear is visibly white when he passes the basketball to Chad. However, a few seconds after, Troy's underwear is of a darker color. 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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Spin-off Ge wu qing chun (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Work This Out
Written and Produced by Randy Petersen and Kevin Quinn
Performed by Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Olesya Rulin, Ryne Sanborn, KayCee Stroh, Chris Warren and High School Musical 2 Cast
Seven Summits Music (BMI)
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A great sequel

I understand that a lot of people feel that this wasn't as good as the first movie, but personally I think it's as good, if not better than the first one. The cast seem a lot more comfortable with each other and their characters, which make their characters seem a lot warmer and welcoming.

I also like that this film concentrates a little more on the importance of characters such as Martha, Kelsi, and Zeke. In my eyes, they're just as important as the main six, and I can't imagine the movie without any of them.

As with the first movie, the singing and dancing are flawless and perfect. My only problem is that there isn't a song that is as amazing and climatic as Breaking Free. The equivalent in this movie would be Everyday, but it's nowhere near as powerful.

Nevertheless, an amazing film that you'd be a fool to miss, no matter what age you are (take it from a 19-year-old!)


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