Fame

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Released 1980

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Director:
Alan Parker
Released:
1980
Rating:
R
Fame is a 1980 drama that follows the life of teen students attending New Yorks's High School for the Performing Arts. Directed by Alan Parker, the movie the movie focuses primarily on five students after they gain admission into the prestigious school: Coco (Irene Cara), a talented dancer; Bruno (Lee Curerri), a brilliant keyboardist; Raul (Barry Miller), a Freddie Prinze wannabe; Leroy (Gene Anthony Ray), a dancer who gains admission purely by accident and Doris (Maureen Teefy), who wants to be an actress. Once in, they have to navigate their way through four years of academics and perfecting their skills. The students suffer both joy and heartache as they are pushed by overbearing parents and demanding teachers. At the end of four years, the students finally reap the rewards of their hard work. Fame features a brilliant soundtrack, with Irene Cara performing three songs: "On My Own," "Hot Lunch," and "Fame."
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    Arts, Drama, Music

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    Musicals