A Chorus Line

Synopsis: A director is casting dancers for a large production. Large numbers of hopefulls audition, hoping to be selected. Throughout the day, more and more people are eliminated, and the competition gets harder. Eventually, approximately a dozen dancers must compete for a few spots, each hoping to impress the director with their dancing skill. But, is this really what the director is looking for?
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.1
Metacritic:
46
Rotten Tomatoes:
39%
PG-13
Year:
1985
113 min
1,936 Views


How many people does he need?

How many boys?

How many girls?

How many people does he...?

I really need this job.

Please, God, I need this job.

I've got to get this job.

Okay.

First group, ballet combination.

Everybody else, clear the stage.

Second group, be ready.

One, two, three, four, five, six.

Morales, you're dancing with

your tongue out again.

Oh, sh*t...

Next group!

One, two, three, four, five, six.

The girl in the yellow trunks.

Who, me?

Yes. Do you know any ballet?

No.

Don't dance.

Don't dance!!

Come on.

Larry, let's go.

One, two, three, four, five, six.

Sounds like God got out

the wrong side of the bed.

I hate these auditions. I don't mind

being treated like puppets, but worms?

Or merchandise?

I wouldn't mind him being such a sh*t

if he wasn't that goddamned talented.

One, two, three, four, five, six.

The boy in the headband, head up.

Headband, head up!

-How long is he gonna keep us?

-Long.

-My day job starts at 4:00.

-Well, you'd better call in sick.

Make 'em sharp!

Next group of girls.

Jazz combination.

God, I really blew it,

I really blew it.

How could I do a thing like that?

How could I do a thing like that?

Now I'll never make it.

I'll never make it.

He doesn't like the way I look.

He doesn't like the way I dance.

He doesn't like the way I--

Blonde girl in the front, much better,

but still too tense. Relax.

I'm sorry.

Hi. I know there's an audition

going on but...

is there any way possible

I could see the director for a minute?

You can leave him a note.

Out, in.

Push, reach.

Take your time...

and... snap!

Walk, walk, out.

Walk, walk. Good.

With tempo. Seven, eight.

Left, right. Round. Clap.

Kick, step, pivot, step.

And down.

Right. Next group of girls.

Ok, I hope everybody was listening.

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Arnold Schulman

Arnold Schulman (born August 11, 1925) is an American playwright, screenwriter, producer, a songwriter and novelist. He was a stage actor long associated with the American Theatre Wing and the Actors Studio. more…

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