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
394 Views

Okay, get up on the stage, please.

Hi! How are ya?

God, it's good to see you.

How've you been?

How're you doing?

Okay, a little bit quicker.

One more time. One, two.

Pivot, step, walk, walk, walk.

The last part is:

pivot, step, walk, walk, walk.

Going to the end and,

five, six, seven, eight.

Again!

Step, push, step, step-touch, kick.

Again! Step, push, step, step.

Strong arms!

Again. Step, push,

sharp pivot, touch, kick.

Good.

Right.

Turn, turn, right, left.

Up, step, pivot, step-touch, kick.

And down! Got it?

Going on and, turn, turn, right, left,

chest, step. Five, six, seven, eight.

Turn, turn, right, left, chest, step.

Five, six, seven, eight.

Turn, turn, right, left, chest, step.

Pivot, step, walk, walk, walk.

The last part is:

pivot, step, walk, walk, walk.

Going to the end and,

five, six, seven, eight.

Okay. You. The girl in white,

the girl in blue,

boy in the green, Michele, Greg.

The boy with the headband, Diana...

yellow sweats, and the pink, stage left.

The rest, thank you very much.

Next group! Second combination.

Let's go!

Five, six, seven, eight.

Again.

We'll do it from the last turn.

Five, six, seven, eight.

Again.

Left, right, point, turn.

clap, point. Foot change.

Left, right, up, down.

Look, look. And hip.

One, two, turn, turn. And up!

Foot change.

Left, right, leap, cross.

Okay.

Connie, girl with the red headband,

the girl in gray, stage left.

The rest, thank you very much.

Next group!

Great.

-What's he looking for?

-Baryshnikov.

Don't worry.

You're going to be terrific.

Okay, come on.

Okay, that's enough.

As soon as you get inside,

pick up your numbered card.

Step, stretch kick.

Shoulder back.

Gentlemen, get ready!

The girl in pink, Sheila,

stage left.

The rest, thank you very much.

First group of guys!

Five, six, seven, eight.

Step, kick,

and down.

C'mon, make it strong, guys.

Step, kick.

Strong arms!

Turn, turn, right, left.

Push.

And down!

You, in the blue.

Yeah, you gotta get it on six.

That's it.

Grateful body, huh?

Hi.

All the way to the floor.

Oh, come on!

Hold it. This is all wrong.

Everybody back it up.

You in the green. You.

You, honey, come on.

Watch this. This is right.

Five, six, seven, eight!

Hip, hip, hip, hip.

Down, up. Push.

Back!

Okay. See what I'm saying?

Just like that.

Everybody, from the last section.

Six, seven, eight.

Al, the guy in the left.

Girl in the green.

You, boy in blue at the back.

Stage left.

The rest, thank you very much.

I've never been cut this soon.

Zach?

That's it. That's all of 'em.

Okay, everybody on stage.

Let's do the whole combination

from the top.

Let's go!

Right!

I want it strong!

Make it sharp.

Take it on the downbeat.

Ready? And,

five, six, seven, eight.

Five, six, seven, eight!

Larry.

Honey, you were great.

-Does that stuff work?

-It's better than nothing.

Clear the stage, please.

I'm gonna put you into groups.

So, listen up for your number.

First group is upstage right.

-That is:
number 4...

-Oh, I forgot my number!

Then when I come to a number

without a name that'll be you.

-Right. 12.

-Here.

-19.

-Yes.

-228.

-Yes!

-131.

-Here.

-32.

-Right here.

-46.

-Yes.

-41.

-Yeah.

-29.

-Here!

-52.

-Here.

-6.

-Yeah.

God, I hope I get it.

I hope I get it.

How many people does he need?

God, I hope I get it.

I hope I get it.

How many boys, how many girls?

How many boys, how many--?

-101.

-Yes.

-Judy Monroe.

-23!

-5.

-Yeah.

-25.

-Here!

-40.

-Yes.

-2.

-Yes.

-243.

-Yes.

-15.

-Here.

Look at all the people!

At all the people!

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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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