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High School Musical (2006)

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A popular high school athlete and an academically gifted girl get roles in the school musical and develop a friendship that threatens East High's social order.

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Kenny Ortega
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zac Efron ... Troy Bolton
Vanessa Hudgens ... Gabriella Montez (as Vanessa Anne Hudgens)
Ashley Tisdale ... Sharpay Evans
Lucas Grabeel ... Ryan Evans
Corbin Bleu ... Chad Danforth
Monique Coleman ... Taylor McKessie
Bart Johnson ... Coach Jack Bolton
Alyson Reed ... Ms. Darbus
Chris Warren ... Zeke Baylor (as Chris Warren Jr.)
Olesya Rulin ... Kelsi Nielsen
Ryne Sanborn ... Jason Cross
Socorro Herrera Socorro Herrera ... Mrs. Montez
Joey Miyashima ... Principal Matsui
Dutch Whitlock Dutch Whitlock ... Skater Dude #1
Ryan Templeman ... Skater Dude #2
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Storyline

Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez are two totally different teenagers who meet at a party while singing karaoke on New Year's Eve. One week later Troy goes back to his high school, East High, in New Mexico to find that Gabriella is a new student there. They quickly become close friends and accidentally audition for the school musical. After getting a callback, drama queen Sharpay Evans and her sidekick brother Ryan are furious. Then Chad, Troy's best friend and basketball teammate, and Taylor, Gabriella's new friend on the decathlon team, must find out a way to make Gabriella hate Troy. Written by ShannonO'Reilly

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This School Rocks Like No Other!


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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

DisneyNOW | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High School Musical See more »

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Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Grabeel had knee problems while filming High School Musical and was wearing a knee brace in "Bop to the Top." See more »

Goofs

At the end of When There Was Me and You Gabriella walks to her locker as the hallway fills with students. She then opens her locker with a combination lock without unlocking it. No high school student would ever leave their locker unlocked. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mrs. Montez: Gabby, it's New Year's Eve. Enough reading.
Gabrilla Montez: But mom, I'm almost done!
Mrs. Montez: The teen party? I've laid out your best clothes. Come get ready.
Gabrilla Montez: Can I have my book back?
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, Sharpay runs back into the gym and runs up to Zeke and hugs him, saying she loves his cookies and wants him to make more for her. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Encore Edition DVD contains the original version and the sing-along version. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Viva High School Musical (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Briser Mes Chaines (Breaking Free French Version)
Written and Produced by Jamie Houston
Performed by Sofiane Tadjine-Lambert
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the taliban might even approve
29 August 2007 | by toreadorableSee all my reviews

Romantically entangled High Schoolers who don't kiss? Students who drink milk with their lunches? A "be true to yourself" message that includes all the timidly heterosexual students (none of whom struggle with their sexual identity)? Ridiculously stereotyped faculty members and parents who can do no wrong by their kids?

As many have mentioned, this is a shameful throwback to the early-mid 20th century.

I'm not sure whether this paints a more bleak picture of the Disney operation or of a wide swath of the downward-spiraling American culture.


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