Synopsis: At the New York City High School for the Performing Arts, students get specialized training that often leads to success as actors, singers, etc. This movie follows four students from the time when they audition to get into the school, through graduation. They are the brazen Coco Hernandez, shy Doris Finsecker, sensitive gay Montgomery MacNeil, and brash, abrasive Raul Garcia.
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Director(s): Alan Parker
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 17 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
134 min

He's not helping out anyone

unless he checks his knife.

This is the High School for Performing

Arts. We don't cut each other up here.

- You want it?

- I want it.

- You sure you want it?

- Yeah, I'm sure.

- Promise you won't steal it, now?

- I promise.

Thanks, ma'am.


Don't worry, baby. I got lots of knives.

What are you going to do?

- I was gonna sing.

- You don't have to sing, honey.

- We know our rights.

- You can't refuse her an audition.

- She's not supposed to sing her audition.

Please, excuse me, if you don't mind.

Honey, you don't have to sing for us...

...because this is the drama department.

- When she sings, it is drama.

- What's your name, honey?


Doris Finsecker.

- Hi.

- How do you do?

- What's your name?

- Ralph Garci.

- Who was your teacher?

- Well, my father taught me.

He's doing work for the government.

I'm not supposed to talk about it...

...but my father played some of the

most beautiful symphonies...

...in the whole world once.

- What did he play?


And French horns.

English horns.

- Saxophones.

- Anything else?


- Bongos, maracas, that sort of stuff.

- What did he teach you?

Why don't you

try the dance department?

- Why do you want to go to school here?

- Should I tell him?

Yeah, tell him.

We can't afford a professional

children's school.

Okay. If you want to sing, go ahead.

Then we'll look at your acting.

I'm a little nervous.

Don't be shy, Sheila. Come over here.

What are you going to do?

- I'm doing The Towering Inferno.

- What?

- You know, the movie?

- Oh.

All right, I'm playing O. J. Simpson.

I'm in this building.

There's fire all around, right?

So I go to the elevator.

- Think of it as a concentration exercise.

- Concentrate.

Just sing to Michael...

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Christopher Gore

Christopher Gore (September 21, 1758 – March 1, 1827) was a prominent Massachusetts lawyer, Federalist politician, and U.S. diplomat. Born into a family divided by the American Revolution, Gore sided with the victorious Patriots, established a successful law practice in Boston, and built a fortune by purchasing Revolutionary government debts at a discount and receiving full value for them from the government. Gore entered politics in 1788, serving briefly in the Massachusetts legislature before being appointed U.S. District Attorney for Massachusetts. He was then appointed by President George Washington to a diplomatic commission dealing with maritime claims in Great Britain. He returned to Massachusetts in 1804 and reentered state politics, running unsuccessfully for governor several times before winning in 1809. He served one term, losing to Democratic-Republican Elbridge Gerry in 1810. He was appointed to the US Senate by Governor Caleb Strong in 1813, where he led opposition to the War of 1812. Gore invested his fortune in a variety of businesses, including important infrastructure projects such as the Middlesex Canal and a bridge across the Charles River. He was a major investor in the early textile industry, funding the Boston Manufacturing Company and the Merrimack Manufacturing Company, whose business established the city of Lowell, Massachusetts. Gore was involved in a variety of charitable causes, and was a major benefactor of Harvard College, where the first library was named in his honor. His palatial mansion in Waltham, Massachusetts, now known as Gore Place, is one of the finest extant examples of Federalist architecture, and has been declared a National Historic Landmark. more…

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