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The feature film starring Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Gene Anthony Ray, Barry Miller, Albert Hague, Debbie Allen
This extraordinary, exuberant movie about New York's seedy High School for the Performing Arts spawned a successful television series and brought fame to its largely unknown young cast. Opening with auditions for the school, the film takes a hard look at the hopes and dreams, the heartbreaks, tragedies and triumphs of the eight starry-eyed student performers struggling to achieve success during their four years at the school.
Screenplay by Christopher GORE
Directed by ALAN PARKER
(First showing on British television) Films: page 17


Unknown: Irene Cara
Unknown: Lee Curreri
Unknown: Gene Anthony Ray
Unknown: Barry Miller
Unknown: Albert Hague
Unknown: Debbie Allen
Unknown: Christopher Gore
Produced By: David de Silva
Produced By: Alan Marshall
Directed By: Alan Parker
Coco Hemandez: Irene Cara
Bruno Martelli: Lee Curreri
Lisa Monroe: Laura Dean
Hilary: Antonia Franceschi
Montgomery MacNeil: Paul McCrane
Raul Garcia: Barry Miller
Leroy Johnson: Gene Anthony Ray
Doris Finsecker: Maureen Teefy
Angelo: Eddie Barth
Michael: Boyd Gaines
Shorofsky: Albert Hague
Naomi Finsecker: Tresa Hughes
Ms Sherwood: Anne Meara
Lydia: Debbie Allen

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