Fame

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Overview

Fame is set at New York's High School of Performing Arts, where talented teens train for show-business careers. The film concentrates on five of the most gifted students: singer Irene Cara, actors Paul McCrane and Barry Miller, dancer Gene Anthony Ray, and musician Lee Currieri. More so than the subsequent TV series Fame, the film emphasizes the importance of keeping up one's academic achievements in this specialized school. The faculty includes no-nonsense English teacher Ann Meara, erudite musical instructor ...
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Overview

Fame is set at New York's High School of Performing Arts, where talented teens train for show-business careers. The film concentrates on five of the most gifted students: singer Irene Cara, actors Paul McCrane and Barry Miller, dancer Gene Anthony Ray, and musician Lee Currieri. More so than the subsequent TV series Fame, the film emphasizes the importance of keeping up one's academic achievements in this specialized school. The faculty includes no-nonsense English teacher Ann Meara, erudite musical instructor Albert Hague, and martinet dance teacher Debbie Allen. Of the film's cast, Ray, Currieri, Allen and Hague were carried over to the TV version of Fame, which premiered in 1981. The score for the film version of Fame was honored with an Academy Award.
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Special Features

Class reunion commentary with branching video highlights and featuring director Alan Parker and co-stars Lee Curreri, Laura Dean, Gene Anthony and Maureen Teefy; Vintage featurette on loation with Fame; Fame field trip visits the school that inspired the movie; Theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

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Preceded by Saturday Night Fever and followed by Footloose and Dirty Dancing, Fame is one of the best films focused on dance as a metaphor for success and maturation. Director Alan Parker, showing unusual restraint, shepherds a heartwarming story of rough New York teenagers who grow up while attending a performing arts high school. Their talent at dance enables them to transcend their backgrounds, their sometimes terrifying social milieu, and their own shortcomings. It's a vision of ethnic and social harmony achieved through effort at a craft that in some ways parallels youth sports movies. Dancer-singer Irene Cara is the star, and the film launched her (short-lived) singing career. The music and the dancing are spectacular, helping to overcome a story that, despite a few directorial risks, is fairly predictable. Fame is a well-made feel-good movie.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/26/2010
  • UPC: 883929077465
  • Original Release: 1980
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Wide Screen / Bonus CD
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:13:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 31,591

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Irene Cara Coco Hernandez
Paul McCrane Montgomery MacNeil
Barry Miller Raul/Ralph Garcia
Gene Anthony Ray Leroy Johnson
Lee Curreri Bruno Martelli
Anne Meara Mrs. Sherwood
Debbie Allen Lydia
Eddie Barth Angelo
Albert Hague Shorofsky
Boyd Gaines Michael
Joanna Merlin Miss Berg
Laura Dean Liza Monroe
Jim Moody Mr. Farrell
Antonia Franceschi Hilary
Steve Inwood Francois Lafete
Teresa Hughes Mrs. Finsecker
Nancy Gianzero Nancie
Billy Hufsey
F.X. Vitolo
Steve Hollander
Maureen Teefy Doris Finsecker
Richard Belzer Conferencier
Frank Bongiorno Truck driver
Nancy Lee Asian Student
James Manis Bruno's Uncle
Isaac Mizrahi Touchstone
Alba Oms Ralph's Mother
Ray Ramirez Pater Morales
Laura Delano Dancer
Michael de Lorenzo Dancer
Aaron Dugger Dancer
Meg Tilly Dancer
Louis Venosta Dancer
Anthony Evans Musician
Technical Credits
Alan Parker Director, Screenwriter
Dominic Bugatti Score Composer, Songwriter
Robert F. Colesberry Songwriter, Asst. Director
David de Silva Producer
Louis Falco Choreography
Christopher Gore Screenwriter
Lesley Gore Songwriter
Michael Gore Score Composer
Gerry Hambling Editor
Geoffrey Kirkland Production Designer
Alan Marshall Producer
Paul McCrane Score Composer, Songwriter
Ellen Mirojnick Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank Musker Score Composer, Songwriter
Dean Pitchford Songwriter
Michael Seresin Cinematographer
Ed Wittstein Art Director
Kristi Zea Costumes/Costume Designer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I liked it.....

    It was an ok movie I saw it with a bunch of friends......I thought it was really cute :) I love how they go though each year......and Tell the story that was instead of just skipping to their Senoir year.....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Fame continues to please and entertain!

    Always a classic, the acting, music, and themes remain fresh and continue to be valuable to new benerations. Watch this and enjoy!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The movie that started it all for me...

    I am a huge fan of dance/drama movies. This was my first... I saw it on the big screen when it first came out and fell in love with the genre and this one in particular.

    Highly hummable tunes, great characters, bitter-sweet story lines.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Good Time for A This CD.

    This CD was made at a great time. We are in a Recession. Most of the people in the US right now are without jobs as well as homes. However as Jeezy said "My President is Black". For most people that gives us so much to look forward to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "Fame" Soars As The Best Original Film Ever!!!

    "Fame" will live forever as one of my favorite movies of all time. When I first saw it, I was touched emotionally and it made me want to be famous. This movie is very inspiring and has made me reach farther for my goal of becoming an actor (my passion). From beginning to end, I enjoyed every single second of this movie. It's funny, moving, and full of amazing talent that will have you captivated until the final song. I recommend everybody to buy "Fame" immediately. IT'S FANTASTIC!!!

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