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Fame is set at New York's High School of Performing Arts, where talented teens train for show-business careers. The film concentrates on five of the most gifted students: singer Irene Cara, actors Paul McCrane and Barry Miller, dancer Gene Anthony Ray, and musician Lee Currieri. More so than the subsequent TV series Fame, the film emphasizes the importance of keeping up one's academic achievements in this specialized school. The faculty includes no-nonsense English teacher Ann Meara, erudite musical instructor Albert Hague, and martinet dance teacher Debbie Allen. Of the film's cast, Ray, Currieri, Allen and Hague were carried over to the TV version of Fame, which premiered in 1981. The score for the film version of Fame was honored with an Academy Award. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lesley Gore Best Song 1980 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Michael Gore Best Original Song 1980 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Gore Best Song 1980 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Gore Best Original Score 1980 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Michael Gore Best Original Score 1980 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Aaron Rochin Best Sound 1980 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Aaron Rochin Best Sound 1980 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Irene Cara Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1980 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gerry Hambling Best Editing 1980 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Christopher Gore Best Original Screenplay 1980 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Dean Pitchford Best Original Song 1980 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dean Pitchford Best Song 1980 Winner

Cast

Irene Cara
as Coco Hernandez
Paul McCrane
as Montgomery MacNeil
Barry Miller
as Raul/Ralph Garcia
Lee Curreri
as Bruno Martelli
Anne Meara
as Mrs. Sherwood
Debbie Allen
as Lydia
Eddie Barth
as Angelo
Boyd Gaines
as Michael
Joanna Merlin
as Miss Berg
Laura Dean
as Liza Monroe
Jim Moody
as Mr. Farrell
Antonia Franceschi
as Hilary
Steve Inwood
as Francois Lafete
Teresa Hughes
as Mrs. Finsecker
Nancy Gianzero
as Nancie
Billy Hufsey
F.X. Vitolo
Maureen Teefy
as Doris Finsecker
Richard Belzer
as Conferencier
Frank Bongiorno
as Truck driver
James Manis
as Bruno's Uncle
Isaac Mizrahi
as Touchstone
Alba Oms
as Ralph's Mother
Ray Ramirez
as Pater Morales
Laura Delano
as Dancer
Michael de Lorenzo
as Dancer
Aaron Dugger
as Dancer
Meg Tilly
as Dancer
Louis Venosta
as Dancer
Anthony Evans
as Musician
James Manis
as Bruno's Uncle
Maureen Teefy
as Doris Finsecker
Aaron Dugger
as Dancer
Isaac Mizrahi
as Touchstone
Frank Bongiorno
as Truck driver
Louis Venosta
as Dancer
Laura Delano
as Dancer
Alba Oms
as Ralph's Mother
Richard Belzer
as Conferencier
Meg Tilly
as Dancer
Michael de Lorenzo
as Dancer
Ray Ramirez
as Pater Morales
Nancy Gianzero
as Nancie

Crew

Alan Parker
Director
Alan Marshall
Producer
Christopher Gore
Screenwriter
Alan Parker
Screenwriter
Michael Seresin
Cinematographer
Dominic Bugatti
Songwriter
Dominic Bugatti
Composer (Music Score)
Robert F. Colesberry
Songwriter
Lesley Gore
Songwriter
Paul McCrane
Songwriter
Paul McCrane
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Gore
Composer (Music Score)
Dean Pitchford
Songwriter
Gerry Hambling
Editor
Geoffrey Kirkland
Production Designer
Ed Wittstein
Art Director
Kristi Zea
Costume Designer
Ellen Mirojnick
Costume Designer
Robert F. Colesberry
First Assistant Director
Louis Falco
Choreography
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