Fame [with Original CD Soundtrack Sampler] [Blu-ray] [1980]

  • SKU: 9677549
  • Release Date: 01/26/2010
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

Special Features

  • Class reunion commentary with branching video highlights and featuring director Alan Parker and co-stars Lee Curreri, Laura Dean, Gene Anthony and Maureen Teefy
  • Vintage featurette on loation with Fame
  • Fame field trip visits the school that inspired the movie
  • Theatrical trailer


Fame is set at New York's High School of Performing Arts, where talented teens train for show-business careers. The film concentrates on five of the most gifted students: singer Irene Cara, actors Paul McCrane and Barry Miller, dancer Gene Anthony Ray, and musician Lee Currieri. More so than the subsequent TV series Fame, the film emphasizes the importance of keeping up one's academic achievements in this specialized school. The faculty includes no-nonsense English teacher Ann Meara, erudite musical instructor Albert Hague, and martinet dance teacher Debbie Allen. Of the film's cast, Ray, Currieri, Allen and Hague were carried over to the TV version of Fame, which premiered in 1981. The score for the film version of Fame was honored with an Academy Award. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Irene Cara
    Irene Cara - Coco Hernandez
  • Paul McCrane
    Paul McCrane - Montgomery MacNeil
  • Barry Miller
    Barry Miller - Raul/Ralph Garcia
  • Gene Anthony Ray
    Gene Anthony Ray - Leroy Johnson
  • Lee Curreri
    Lee Curreri - Bruno Martelli

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic! One of my favorite movies!


    This is THE movie if you've ever attended a Performing Arts High School or if you're into dance, theater, music, and acting!!! This was my mom's favorite movie when she was younger and now it's mine - I didn't even know it was hers! Haha. Life is just like in the movie. It's rough when you want to be a star! So much competition plus you've got your own issues to deal with. The actors in here are amazing. Of course, everyone knows Irene Cara's songs "Fame" and "Out Here On My Own". Who will ever forget the kids dancing on taxi cabs in the middle of NYC? I can't wait for the new FAME to come out, it better live up and be as good as this one!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a feeling!

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    If you're a arts student of dance, music, drama, etc. or you just love the music and dancing of the late 70's, early 80's culture, you'll probably get a really kick out of this classic film. Taking place in a New York high school for the performing arts, you'll experience the age old difficulties that all high school students experience, even today. But you'll also get a really good sound track and some talented dancing, including break dancing. It was the early 80's after all...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    love this movie

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    I have loved this movie for many years & will watch it again & again

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic Movie

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    Who couldn't like FAME. It's classic and will aways be!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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