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Fame Movie

80's Movie Facts for Fame


This 80's movie is a high school musical that shows the struggles and successes of four students enrolled at a School for Performing Arts right up to their graduation day.

Fame DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Fame was released on June 1, 2004 by Warner Home Video and is rated R.


Four students Coco Hernandez (Irene Cara), Doris Finsecker (Tresa Hughes), Montgomery MacNeil (Paul McCrane) and Raul Garcia (Barry Miller) have just enrolled at the New York Performing School for the Arts in Fame.

The movie Fame then follows the lives of four students who all lead different lifestyles. But one thing that remains paramount on each of their minds is the need to succeed in their dance class and to graduate.


Coco Hernandez - Irene Cara
Bruno Martelli - Lee Curreri
Lisa Monroe - Laura Dean
Hilary van Doren - Antonia Franceschi
Michael - Boyd Gaines
Benjamin Shorofsky - Albert Hague
Mrs. Naomi Finsecker - Tresa Hughes
Fran├žois Lafete - Steve Inwood
Montgomery MacNeil - Paul McCrane
Mrs. Elizabeth Sherwood - Anne Meara
Miss Berg - Joanna Merlin
Ralph Garcey (Raul Garcia) - Barry Miller
Mr. Farrell - Jim Moody
Leroy Johnson - Gene Anthony Ray
Doris Finsecker - Maureen Teefy


The Fame television series spin-off starred four of the stars from the movie. They include Gene Anthony-Ray, Debbie Allen, Albert Hague, and Lee Curreri.

Albert Hague was an actual teacher at LaGuardia High School of Music, Arts, and Performing Arts before he got the role of Benjamin Shorofsky in Fame.

Academy Awards:

Michael Gore won for Best Original Score for Fame.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Fame was released to theatres on 05/16/1980 by MGM/UA, and grossed $21,202,829 at the box office in the US.

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