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A British-directed, New-York based musical which follows the heartbreak-and-success story of a group of youngsters as they're put through their paces at the High School of Performing Arts. The main characters, all lightly sketched in, offer a brief showcase for just about every kind of performing talent from classical ballet to stand-up comedy; the song'n'dance numbers are edited to an unstoppable disco beat; and the brazen jokes (Jews, blacks, women, gays, etc.) keep coming to show that we're all part of the same pie in the sky. It's a crack at the American Dream which carries all the exhilaration and depth of a 133-minute commercial break.

By: HM

Release details

Duration: 133 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Alan Parker
Screenwriter: Christopher Gore
Cast: Irene Cara
Lee Curreri
Laura Dean
Antonia Franceschi
Paul McCrane
Barry Miller
Gene Anthony Ray
Maureen Teefy
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