A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.
Release Year: 1980
Rating: 6.4/10 (9,418 voted)
Stars: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri
At the New York City High School for the Performing Arts, students get specialized training that often leads to success as actors, singers, etc. This movie follows four students from the time when they audition to get into the school, through graduation. They are the brazen Coco Hernandez, shy Doris Finsecker, sensitive gay Montgomery MacNeil, and brash, abrasive Raul Garcia.
Hilary van Doren
Mr. Shorofsky – Music Teacher
Mrs. Sherwood – English Teacher
Miss Berg – Dance Teacher
Mr. Farrell – Drama Teacher
Gene Anthony Ray
Remember my name…
Release Date: 16 May 1980
Filming Locations: Church of Saint Mary the Virgin 145 West 46th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Opening Weekend: $118,160
(18 May 1980)
Did You Know?
Original title for the movie was to be "Hot Lunch," but because an X-rated movie on release at the time had the same title, the production opted for "Fame" instead.
When Ralph auditions for the music teacher, the music teacher's actions with his pen are not continuous between shots.
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The last of the 70's movies
'Fame' (1980) is brilliant. It's got all these qualities that made the late
70's movies so great. It is proud of its directness and not ashamed of being
over the top.
What really matters here, is the journey, not the destination. Ignorant
idiots with soap opera mentality, will never realize that 'Fame' is about
the struggles, anxieties and triumphs of these young people, not about their
Ironically enough, none of the very talented actors of 'Fame' made it in
Hollywood. 'Fame' marked the end of an era. The end of artistic freedom and
experimentation and the beginning of commercialization and political
correctness. It's the last statement of a generation that had a voice of its