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Young men and women audition for coveted spots at the New York High School of Performing Arts. Those who make the cut discover that it takes a lot of hard work to become a star and sometimes difficult decisions have to be made. The youngsters grapple with heavy issues such as homosexuality, abortion, attempted suicide and illiteracy. On top of their unique struggles, the students must deal with the mundane pressures of adolescence like homework, heartbreak and rejection.

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Friday May 16 1980
Duration: 134 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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