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Fame (2009)

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An updated version of the musical Fame (1980), which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jenny Garrison
... Victor Tavares
... Denise Dupree
... Marco (as Asher Book)
... Alice Ellerton
... Malik Washburn
Kristy Flores ... Rosie Martinez
... Kevin Barrett
... Ms. Kraft
... Neil Baczynsky
... Mr. James Dowd
... Mr. Martin Cranston
... Joy
... Ms. Fran Rowan
... Ms. Angela Simms
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An updated version of the musical Fame (1980), which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

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I'm Gonna Live Forever See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material including teen drinking, a sexual situation and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 September 2009 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,011,682, 27 September 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,455,510

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,227,619
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Bebe Neuwirth once played a dance teacher in Fame: Stagefright (1986), a previous installment in the Fame (1980) franchise. See more »

Goofs

When Marco is playing the piano at his parent's restaurant, the song he is playing is filled with sustained chords and legato melodies; which would require the foot pedal to be used quite often in order to achieve the sound that is heard. However, when the camera pans back to show underneath the piano, the pedal is not moving. See more »

Quotes

Marco: She's hot, but she thinks she's like the most talented person in the school.
Victor Tavares: So maybe she is.
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Connections

Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.24 (2009) See more »

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Written by Alon Levitan
Performed by Asher Monroe
Produced by The Matrix and Aaron Renner
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Screenwriter Bit Off More than he/she could Chew
27 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

Definitely, a niche movie that only relates to teens already in the performing arts. To me it felt like the writer crammed 4 seasons of Degrassi or all 3 High School Musicals into 140 minutes. All in all, there wasn't a sufficient amount of time to flesh out any aspect of the movie.

Way too many characters. Dull musical numbers. Bland choreography. Uninteresting AND unnecessary romantic subplots.

The movie should have focused more on the professional growth of each student over the course of freshman year by really spotlighting the student/teacher dynamic.

Instead the movie flaunts the futile personal endeavors of each student over a four year span at a prestigious academy. So by the end, the high school backdrop felt completely pointless because the students learned absolutely nothing to separate their senior level experience from the original insecurity of their auditions.


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