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High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)

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As seniors in high school, Troy and Gabriella struggle with the idea of being separated from one another as college approaches. Along with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical to address their experiences, hopes and fears about their future.

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Kenny Ortega

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Peter Barsocchini, Peter Barsocchini (characters)
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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
Olesya Rulin ... Kelsi Nielsen
Chris Warren ... Zeke Baylor (as Chris Warren Jr.)
Ryne Sanborn ... Jason Cross
KayCee Stroh ... Martha Cox (as Kaycee Stroh)
Bart Johnson ... Coach Bolton
Alyson Reed ... Ms. Darbus
Matt Prokop ... Jimmie Zara
Justin Martin ... Donny Dion
Jemma McKenzie-Brown ... Tiara Gold
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Storyline

Troy and the gang of East High School are going through their senior year, facing graduating and going their separate ways. Coming to terms with the reality of it all, Troy wants to attend the nearby University of Albuquerque next year on a basketball scholarship, but Gabriella wants to attend Stanford University in California. Meanwhile, Sharpay, the school's shallow and spoiled rich girl, plots to go all out planning the school's final musical show with the idea to add music to her hopes and fears about the future. While Sharpay takes an up-and-coming British exchange student under her wing, her flamboyant fraternal twin brother, Ryan, has his sights set on something different after school. In addition, Troy's best friend and basketball teammate Chad, and Garbiella's best friend Taylor, all have their sights set on their plans after high school and come to terms with the reality of the real world. Written by Anonymous

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high school graduation


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Haunted High School Musical See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,030,184, 26 October 2008

Gross USA:

$90,559,416

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$252,909,177
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Almost all of the song scenes in the movie were cut short, unlike in the soundtrack album. In the first two movies, almost all were complete songs as in the soundtrack albums. See more »

Goofs

During the song walk away if you look closely behind her at one point there is a picture of her and Troy during the everyday scene in High School Musical 2 (2007) along with a picture of them at prom. Troy has pictures of the two of them on the board in his room which you see faintly when he just found out Gabriella isn't coming back. See more »

Quotes

Troy Bolton: [Troy and Chad have just finished pushing Troy's truck back to his house] I'm saving up for a new fuel pump.
Chad Danforth: [aggravated] Mhm, save faster!
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Crazy Credits

There is a music video during the credits: "Just Getting Started" by the "High School Musical: Get in the Picture" reality show winner Stan Carrizosa. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/David Cook (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

We're All in This Together (Graduation Mix)
Written by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil
Performed by The High School Musical 3: Senior Year Cast
Produced by Matthew Gerrard
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Let Kids Be Kids!
19 November 2008 | by mamamia126See all my reviews

Okay, I am 100% completely for the High School Musical franchise! Have you noticed that the majority of people who have something derogatory to say about the series are 15+. Well, duh! You were young once too and no one constantly dissed the Lion King or Cinderella or Rugrats or whatever your "show" was as a naive, innocent kid. Lions don't talk or dance or sing, there are no such things as "fairy god mothers" and talking mice, and babies don't have imaginary worlds where they can talk in front of adults, yet no one hears them. What do you want Disney to do: turn High School Musical into a movie about kids who are sexually active backstage and smoke weed after rehearsals? There's nothing wrong with a nice, innocent, family movie, people! If Disney turned High School Musical into that, you'd be complaining WAY more, trust me! And yes, High School Musical may be like a fantasy high school world that we all WISH could exist, but it's not destroying the kids' brain cells or anything. Once they get to that certain age level, they'll realize that the "perfect, happy, HSM life" was all an illusional element created because it's Disney. So chill.

If you went in with that perspective, you'd see that High School Musical 3 was pretty enjoyable and that HSM actually has underlying themes that good do the kids some good! The songs were actually cool and different and were fun to sing along to. It's also sad watching the Wildcats grow up if you're really a fan---they're hearts can't seem to tear away from East High. Oh, and Zac Efron isn't too hard to look at either! Take your kids and have a NICE, innocent, enjoyable, afternoon at the movies to see this!


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