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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: Extended Edition See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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(extended)

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Pro dancer from Dancing With The Stars Allison Holker is featured throughout the opening number "What Time Is It" See more »

Goofs

When Troy is having dinner with the Evanses, the championship game from the first film is brought up, and Troy says, "Actually, my teammates here [referring to Chad and Jason, who are waiting on the table] stole the ball." In the game in question from the first film, Troy is the one that steals the ball, runs it down court and scores the winning shot, all by himself. 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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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown. See more »

Connections

References Auntie Mame (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Double Mise (Bet On It) (French Version)
Performed by Willy Denzey
Written and Produced by Antonina Armato and Tim James
Seven Peaks Music (ASCAP)
Seven Summits Music (BMI)
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Phenomenal
17 August 2007 | by goody_goody10157See all my reviews

When I heard that the director and cast of High School Musical were going to be going way more over the top and "kick it up a notch" I was a little worried because I didn't want everyone to try to hard and overdo it. But obviously "over the top" worked wonderfully in High School Musical 2, the sequel the to the ever-so-popular first. First of all, the songs were amazing and the acting and dancing were great. You could really tell that everyone in the cast improved vocally and acting-wise. What I loved about the characters (troy, gabriella, sharpay, ryan, chad, taylor) is that they showed more depth, you got to know them a lot more and understand them. Moreso Ryan than anyone else *wink*wink*. Many people haven't mentioned this but the cinematography is outstanding. The whole movie, along with everyone in it, looks so gorgeous, so colorful and bright. Younger kids will definitely love it. Although there probably won't be another dance-along, I really don't think anyone will care. High School Musical 2 is wonderful and without a doubt, the best movie Disney channel has ever made. I give it 5 stars.


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