R | | Drama, Music, Musical
A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.
This was the first film in the history of the Academy Awards to have two songs nominated in the Best Song category. The nominated songs were the title song, written by Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford and "Out Here On My Own" written by Michael and Lesley Gore. The title song won. It has since happened several times.
My son's music! My son Bruno, Bruno Martelli, he wrote the music! Today 46th street, tomorrow Madison Square Garden!
While movie covers four years of high school life ending with graduation in 1979 or 1980, scenes set during characters' freshman and sophomore years include scenes with marquees and signs advertising movies and Broadway plays (Starting Over, Dracula, Evita, etc.) that didn't open until their senior year.
Following the success of the TV series in the UK, an alternate PG-rated version was released theatrically with all of the swearing, sexual and drugs references removed.
English, Spanish, French, Russian
$118,160 (USA) (18 May 1980)
$21 (USA) (2 January 1981)