Synopsis: An updated version of the musical Fame (1980), which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Director(s): Kevin Tancharoen
Production: MGM
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

A one, two, three.

"O, pardon me,

thou bleeding piece of earth,

"that I am meek

and gentle..."

Quiet! Quiet down, please!

You got big dreams.

You want fame?

Well, fame costs.

And right here is where

you start paying, in sweat.


remember, remember

Remember, remember,

remember, remember



Excuse me!


Oh! Excuse me.

Excuse me.

Hey, good luck, Victor.

Thanks, Papa.

You'll see my face on

the cover of a magazine one day

You'll hear my voice blaring

out your car radio

I'ma, I'ma, I'ma,

I'ma do big things

I'ma, I'ma do big things

I'ma, I'ma, I'ma,

I'ma do big things

I'ma, I'ma do big things

I'ma, I'ma, I'ma,

I'ma do big things

I'ma, I'ma do big things

Big, big, big,

big, big things

Hey! I'ma, I'ma, I'ma,

I'ma do big things

I'ma, I'ma do big things

Malik, is that you?

I'ma do big things

Group Six, you're up.

Where do you train?

Cedar Falls, Iowa.

My mom has a studio there.

You're a long way

from home.

Well, I'm hoping to get into

a professional ballet company.

We don't have a school like this

there, so my mom put me on a plane.

Well, don't worry.

You might be back in Iowa

sooner than you think.

All right, thank you.

That's enough.

I'ma, I'ma, I'ma,

I'ma do big things

I'ma, I'ma do big things

All right. Group

Eight, let's go. Right away.

"You cataracts and hurricanes,

"spout till you have drench'd

our steeples, drown'd the cocks!"

"Chickity China the Chinese chicken

"You have a drumstick and

your brain stops tickin'

"Chickity China the Chinese chicken

"You have a drumstick and your brain..."

Okay. I'm sorry.

Actually, one more second.

"Chickity China the Chinese

chicken Chickity China the..." Okay.

You talking to me?

You talking to me?

There's nobody else here.

You talking to me?

Who the hell do you think

you're talking to?

Oh, yeah? Okay. Okay.

Uh-huh. Mmm-hmm.

Boom! And cut real wide,

like a, you know, a Scorsese wide shot.

I'm really, really angry.

Like, really angry.

And scene.

Well, Neil, I take it that

filmmaking is your number one passion.

Now, you wanna tell me why

you want to study acting?

Well, you know,

I'm a method director.

And I believe that actors

are the heart of any film.

And in order to speak

the language of an actor,

I must become an actor.

You'll do well.

Next group of

musicians, please.

That's enough.

I can play better.

I just need to...

I doubt it.

That was superb.


Five, six, seven, eight!

Okay, that was good. Group

Two on the floor, please.

My God, I can't stand

any more of this!

First, you spurned me for Eddie.

Then you throw him off like

an old overcoat for Rocky!

You chew people up and then

you spit them out again!

I loved you.

Do you hear me? I loved

you! And what did it get me?

Yeah, I'll tell you.

A big nothing!

You're like a sponge.

You take, take, take!

Come on, babe

why don't we paint the town

And all that jazz

I'm gonna rouge my knees

and roll my stockings down

And all that jazz

Start the car

I know a whoopee spot

You've got to choose

between me or Rocky,

so named because of

the rocks in his head!

Where there's a nightly brawl and all



That jazz


You're fearless, aren't you?

Some say "annoying."

Well, you know,

it's possible to be both.

And you composed

this track as well?

Yep. I didn't get a chance to add the

guitar stuff yet, though. Let me show you...

No. No.

You've got talent.

Let's see what

we can do with it.


Do you know

where Room 310 is?

If you have

already auditioned...

- Thanks.

- ...and have been cut,

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Allison Burnett

Allison was born in Ithaca, New York, and raised in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He later moved to Evanston, Illinois, where he attended Evanston Township High School and graduated from Northwestern University. He later studied playwriting as a fellow of The Juilliard School. His debut novel, Christopher, was a finalist for the 2004 PEN Center USA ... more…

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