• Director: Kevin Tancharoen
  • Writer: Allison Burnett,Christopher Gore
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Release date: September 25, 2009
  • Sound mix: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: Слава
  • Fame is a 107-minute song and dance film produced and distributed by American Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. Films. The film was directed by Kevin Tancharoen and starred Kay Panabaker, Walter Perez, and Naturi Laughton. It was released in the United States on September 25, 2009.
    The film is a remake of the 1980 film of the same name. It tells the story of everyone who came to New York City's performing arts high school with different dreams. Some succeeded, some failed, and some grew up by absorbing life experience from their performances   .


    • Release date September 25, 2009
    • Filming locations New York City, New York, USA
    • Production companies Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Lakeshore Entertainment, United Artists

    Box office


    $18,000,000 (estimated)

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    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


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    • By Margarette 2022-04-23 07:05:39

      My two favorite lines from the movie

      (1) This is a speech given by the heroine during the admission interview:
      My theory is that when parents get divorced, they've given some kind of a handout. when my parents told me that they were splitting, they told me three things:

       One , " it's not your fault ".

       Two ," it's not your fault ".

       And Three, " it's not your fault ". Problem is, i don't buy it. No kid does. I've seen the pictures of when U got married . When U were good-looking, and you smiled...

    • By Lyda 2022-04-23 07:05:39

      Chicken blood slices for prospective college students

      "Everybody wants fame, but fame costs."

      Begins with a whisper of "fame, fame, fame," taking the audience through an hour and a half of New York's PA college entrance exam and four academic years.

      Every student in the film entered the university for the sake of fame, and in the end we don't see any student who has gotten the fame. On the contrary, some people's initial dreams are shattered, some are deceived and carry debts, some completely deviate from their parents'...

    • By Felipe 2022-04-23 07:05:39

      Who can really be famous all over the world, in fact, we are all in a hurry

      I finished watching the fame late last night. I first learned about the movie because of its try episode. After the single looped all night, I downloaded the movie. The art high school life described in the film seems to have little connection with us, but after careful tasting, it is very similar to the four-year college life. Touching the keyboard now, I have a lot of feelings about the first three years of university life in my heart.
              As a boy in the engineering and computer...

    • By Nona 2022-04-23 07:05:39

      their youth

      They are art students, high-flying and ambitious.
      In fact, I was attracted by the song "try" and the video to watch it.
      They are multi-talented, singing, dancing, musical instruments and acting, and they live a very rich and enjoyable life. But out of a hundred, they have big dreams. To stand out, to shine under the flash, not everyone can achieve.
      In the face of setbacks, deceit, temptation, and at a loss, you will find your own way in the end.
      As a youth film, it is a very...

    • By Winfield 2022-04-22 07:01:55

      only believe!

      There are some things success is not. It's not fame. It's not money or power. Success is waking up in the moring so excited about what you have to do. That you literally fly out the door. It's getting to work with people you love .Success is connecting with the world and making people feel.It's finding a way to bind together people who have nothing in common but a dream.It's falling sleep at night knowing you did the best job you could.Success is joy and freedom and friendship. And success is...

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    • By Arvid 2023-01-03 18:49:19

      3rd star for Debbie Allen's appearance and Kerington's dance, otherwise it's an uncompromising teenage...

    • By Annie 2022-12-29 02:45:44

      The soundtrack is great || The clip of the dance at the beginning is amazing! ! ! || The piano solo in the restaurant is very beautiful || The director's audiovisual linguistics is very good! ! ! || The line about success at the end of the movie is great! ! ! || I like this movie || The fly in the ointment is that the depth of the story is not enough, why not just make it happy...

    • By Unique 2022-12-28 23:27:02

      I haven't been able to experience the feelings of being a student in an art school, but this movie will not be less touched. The male protagonist is so handsome~~~~ The voice is so...

    • By Alanis 2022-11-23 21:20:03

      ost and youthful and bright visual effects are the highlights of the...

    • By Jacques 2022-11-21 18:46:06

      My blood boiled when I saw it, but I always felt that the confusion was...

    Movie plot

    Eight teenagers from all walks of life and family backgrounds came to take the exam with different dreams. After experiencing various challenges and struggles, some succeeded, some failed, and some grew up by absorbing life experience from their performances. In New York, there is such a school - the New York High School for the Performing Arts. Here, any dreams of young people may be realized. Whether it is dancing, singing, acting or...
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    Behind the scenes gags

    ·The film is director Kevin Tancharoen's screen feature debut.
    · The film's three heroines: Kai Panabaker, Anna Maria Perez de Tage and Clinton Payne are all new-generation actors born in 1990.
    In order to find the actors in the film, the crew conducted auditions across the United States one year in advance. After the audition, it took Don Charon just one month to find all the leading actors in the....
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    Rejuvenate old movies

    The 1980 classic musical "Fame" once led a wave, so how can an old film be rejuvenated? For director Kevin Tancharoen, redesigning the dance and lighting was key. He said: "If this movie is to have a huge audience after nearly 30 years, then the original film's dance and song need to be completely replaced. And also some new shooting methods. In the original film , Parker only used a single-camera shooting method, and there was nothing...
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    Before the filming of the film, the crew posted a "audience selection" message on the official website and major websites for the crew to select young actors. In this message, the crew seductively and misleadingly wrote: "Do you want to act with Miley Cyrus and Zac Efron? Come audition!" Faced with such advertisements and calls, many young people signed up for the audition. Director Don Charoen said: "Actually, there are not these two...
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    1. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation (MGM) [USA] (2009) (USA) (theatrical)
    2. Cathay-Keris Films Pte. Ltd. [Singapore] (2009) (Singapore) (theatrical)
    3. Cinestar (2009) (Philippines) (theatrical)
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    Movie quotes

    • Mr. Martin Cranston: [from trailer] You have talent. Now let's see what we can do with it.

    • Marco: She's hot, but she thinks she's like the most talented person in the school.

      Victor Tavares: So maybe she is.

    • Malik Washburn: [from trailer] Mom, I'm talented!

      Malik's Mom: And who in the world told you you were so special?

      Malik Washburn: You did.