This early effort by director Alan Parker is lively but jagged as it follows four students through their years in the New York City High School for the Performing Arts. Rather predictably, the kids fall into four clearly defined stereotypes: brazen, gay and hypersensitive, prickly, shy. Fame
makes up for a disjointed presentation with a lot of heart and a great soundtrack (for which it won two Academy Awards). The hopes and disappointments, failures and successes of these teens are fodder for emotional scenes and exuberant dancing in the streets. It also turned out to be the first of many imitators and spawned a popular television series. (It was the breakout film for the short-lived feature-film career of Irene Cara, who sang the title song.) --Rochelle O'Gorman
Passions will be tested. Hearts will be broken. Talent, dedication and hard work will triumph! In this soaring and inspiring reinvention of the Oscar Winning hit film a group of highly gifted dancers, singers, musicians and actors at the New York City High School of performing Arts strive to live our their dreams and shine!
Re-made, revamped and rehearsed to perfection, the classic story Fame spins and leaps from the 1980s into the present. With energetic dancing and familiar songs, follow the fresh faces from New York City High School of Performing Arts as they strive to achieve their dreams of... Fame!
- Deleted Scenes
- Character Profiles
- Music Video
- Dances Of Fame
Naturi Naughton, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Kelsey Grammer, Kay Panabaker, Megan Mullally, Bebe Neuwirth, Charles S. Dutton, Debbie Allen, Walter Perez, Paul McGill, Paul Iacono, Asher Book & Collins Pennie
Director Kevin Tancharoen
Certificate 12 years and over
Languages English - Dolby Digital (5.1)
Duration 1 hour and 47 minutes (approx)