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Fame

Year:
Duration:
107 min | 123 min (extended version)
Genres:
Comedy | Drama | Musical | Romance
IMDB rate:
5
Director:
Kevin Tancharoen
Awards:
1 nomination
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2009-09-25
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Earnings
Budget: $18,000,000
Opening Weekend: $10,011,682 (USA) (27 September 2009)
Gross: $22,452,209 (USA) (6 December 2009)
Cast
Actor
Character
Kay Panabaker
Jenny Garrison
Walter Perez
Victor Tavares
Naturi Naughton
Denise Dupree
Asher Monroe
Marco
Kherington Payne
Alice Ellerton
Collins Pennie
Malik Washburn
Kristy Flores
Rosie Martinez
Paul McGill
Kevin Barrett
Bebe Neuwirth
Ms. Kraft
Paul Iacono
Neil Baczynsky
Charles S. Dutton
Mr. James Dowd
Kelsey Grammer
Mr. Martin Cranston
Anna Maria Perez de Tagle
Joy
Megan Mullally
Ms. Fran Rowan
Debbie Allen
Ms. Angela Simms
Cody Longo
Andy Matthews
Julius Tennon
Denise's Dad
April Grace
Denise's Mom
Michael Hyatt
Malik's Mom
Laura Johnson
Alice's Mom
James Read
Alice's Dad
Ryan Surratt
Eddie
Howard Gutman
Neil's Dad
Dale Godboldo
Music Executive
J.T. Horenstein
Dance Teacher (as JT Horenstein)
Stephanie Mace
Mr. Cranston's Assistant
Patrick Censoplano
Brooklyn Boy
Donnie 'Burger' Winston
Hype Man (as Donte 'Burger' Winston)
Marcus Hopsin
Senior Rapper (as Marcus Hopson)
Krystle 'Ak'sent' Johnson
Female Rapper
Tynisha Keli
Female Singer
Kate Mulligan
Karaoke Singer
Donnie Smith
Film Set PA
Earl Carroll
Camera Shop Clerk
Oren Waters
Singing Homeless Man
Tim Jo
Korean Boy
Michael Eric Reid
Red Haired Boy (as Mikey Reid)
Leslie Ishii
Administrator
Gavin Turek
Ethnic Girl
Paulina Gretzky
Gorgeous Blonde Senior
Alex Liddy
Friend of Brooklyn Boy
Bre Morgan
Intense Girl
Anastasia Boissier
Little 10 Year Old Girl
Kasha Kropinski
Ballerina
Jessie Sherman
Drama Helper
Jeremy Hudson
Dancer Boy
Mallauri Esquibel
Dancer Girl
Annika Daniel
Marco's Little Sister
Sophia Daniel
Marco's Little Sister
Tiffany Espensen
Joy's Sister
Scott J. Wood
Teacher
Eli Myers
Cafeteria Jam Piano Student
Seth Daly
Cafeteria Jam Violin Student
Miss Lola Rose
Butcher Shop Customer
Nisha Bedi
Drama Student
Nick Grimes
Drama Student
Angela Alexander
Drama Student
Eva Ramirez
Drama Student
Whitney Barncord
Drama Student
Brittany Magill
Drama Student
Smyth Campbell
Drama Student
Gino Barletta
Drama Student
Philomena Bankston
Drama Student
Ronald Kartoon Antwine
Nightclub Bouncer (as Ronald 'Kartoon' Antwine)
Sharon Pierre-Louis
Broadway Girl
Hailey Villaire
Opera Girl
Deanna Knott
Club Jam Vocal #1
Krys Ivory
Club Jam Vocal #2
Betty Griffin-Keller
Orchestra Conductor
Loriel Hennington
Dancer
Colleen Craig
Dancer
Katrina Norman
Dancer (as Katie Norman)
Jason Williams
Dancer
Rey Barcena
Dancer
Ava Bernstine
Dancer
Shelby Rabara
Dancer
Malerie Grady
Dancer
Jameson Perry
Dancer
Brandon O'Neal
Dancer
Galadriel Stineman
Dancer
Moira 'Anjolie' Marfori
Dancer
Kelli Shimada
Dancer
Anthony Carr
Dancer
Nick Lanzisera
Dancer
Dominique Kelley
Dancer
Bobby Amamizu
Dancer
Shari Tiandra Tinker
Dancer (as Shari Butler)
Mike Munich
Dancer
Chris Liu
Dancer
Danny Axley
Dancer
Britt Stewart
Dancer
Ashley Galvan
Dancer
Kc Monnie
Dancer
Ryan Novak
Dancer
Antonio Hudnell
Dancer
Heather Phillips
Dancer
Kathryn McCormick
Dancer (as Katheryn McCormick)
Tyne Stecklein
Dancer
Jermaine McGhee
Dancer (as Jermaine McGee)
Tracy Shibata
Dancer
Krystal Ellsworth
Dancer
Don Abernathy
Audience Member /
Lisette Alvarez
Ballerina
Jennifer Bliman
French Horn Girl (uncredited)
Johanna Braddy
Katie (uncredited)
Amelia Brantley
Gospel Choir Member (uncredited)
Chevy Lamont Cofield
Dancer (uncredited)
Deanne Destler
Drama Student (uncredited)
Nicole Habermehl
Drama Student (uncredited)
Caitlin Halliburton
Violinist (uncredited)
Dani Jayden
Gospel Singer /
Lock Lee
Karaoke Server (uncredited)
Maria Lingbanan
Gospel Choir Member /
Mark Anthony Lopez
Club Patron (uncredited)
Ginny Luke
Violist (uncredited)
Jeremy Nahmiash
Club Patron (uncredited)
Anoush NeVart
Dance Studio Accompanist (uncredited)
Paul Peglar
Student with Glasses (uncredited)
Allie Rivera
Gospel Choir (uncredited)
Reena Pankaj Shah
Club Patron (uncredited)
Rudy Villagrana
Butcher (uncredited)
Adam Waller
Graduation Guest (uncredited)
Ralf Wancha
High School Student (uncredited)
Julia Faye West
Dancer (uncredited)
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Trivia
Debbie Allen, who plays Principal Angela Simms, is the only cast member to have made the transition from Alan Parker's original film Fame (1980). Her small part in Parker's version led to her being cast in one of the lead roles in Fame (1982), where she plays dance tutor Lydia Grant. In a 2011 interview with the Archive of American Television, Allen revealed that she considers the two characters to be the same. According to her, Lydia simply got married and uses her husband's name in the remake.
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Bebe Neuwirth (Ms. Kraft) and Kelsey Grammer (Mr. Cranston) starred in the television shows Cheers (1982) and Frasier (1993) as a married couple.
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A photograph is shown of Ms. Kraft (Bebe Neuwirth) with Broadway stage legend Chita Rivera. Rivera notably played the role of Velma Kelly in the original 1975 Broadway production of Chicago. Neuwirth also played Velma Kelly when Chicago was revived on Broadway in 1996. Both actresses received Tony Award nominations for their portrayals of the same character, with Neuwirth winning the honor. Velma Kelly's signature song "All That Jazz" is performed by a male student early in the film.
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Goofs
When Marco is playing the piano at his parent's restaurant, the song he is playing is filled with sustained chords and legato melodies; which would require the foot pedal to be used quite often in order to achieve the sound that is heard. However, when the camera pans back to show underneath the piano, the pedal is not moving.
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Mr. Cranston asks Denise to be the accompanist for the school's upcoming production of "Chicago". In the year 2009, this would not be possible since the licensing company which handles the theatrical rights for "Chicago" was restricting the show from being produced (even by amateur groups and schools) anywhere in the greater New York area while there was an open-ended Broadway production still running.
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Quotes
Mr. Martin Cranston: [from trailer] You have talent. Now let's see what we can do with it.
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Jenny Garrison: There are some things success is not. It's not fame. It's not money or power. Success is waking up in the morning so excited about what you have to do that you literally fly out the door. It's getting to work with people you love. Success is connecting with the world and making people feel. It's finding a way to bind together people who have nothing in common but a dream. It's falling asleep at night knowing you did the best job you could. Success is joy and freedom and friendship. And success is love.
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Malik Washburn: [from trailer] Mom, I'm talented!
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Faq
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A Note Regarding Spoilers
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The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags have been used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.
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Does anyone from the original movie appear in this remake?
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Debbie Allen, who played Lydia, a dance teacher in the original movie, now plays the school's principal, Angela Simms.
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How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
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For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Fame can be found here.
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