A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. He's preoccupied with a career and a mistress, she with a career and caring for ... See full summary »
The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
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The U.K. premiere of 'Fame' was on 23 July 1980 at the Empire cinema, Leicester Square. As well as the film's director, Alan Parker, other attendees included Lynsey De Paul, Diana Dors, Bob Geldof, Paula Yates, Bonnie Langford, Ernie Wise and his wife Doreen Blythe, Patrick Mower, Robin Cousins, Jenny Agutter, Robert Powell and Barbara Lord; Patricia Hayes; Irene Handl, Mel Brooks, Dora Bryan, Jennifer Beals, Leslie-Anne Down, Pete Townsend, Tim Rice, James Hunt and Suzi Hunt, Donald Sutherland, Joss Ackland, Simon McCorkindale, Fiona Fullerton, Lulu, Hazel O'Connor and Aimi Mcdonald. See more »
When the kids spying on the girls break the pipe, the pipe comes off of the wall. In the next shot it's fixed back on. See more »
Fame! I'm going to live forever. I'm going to learn how to fly.
I LOVE this movie.
It is way too bad they don't make movies like this any more, and that teenagers are more amazed by a bunch of trashy movies with big name actors and big time special effects, but not big time plots and characters.
I'm 15 years old, a teenager in the "nothing 90's" (oh, so it's 2000 now, who gives a care?), and being a lover of musicals, 80's high school movies (The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, etc.) and those sort of things, I was recommended this by a "Fame fanatic", my aunt.
I knew after the audition scenes that this was a perfect movie for me. It follows the lives of tear-jerkingly believable characters of several different backgrounds. I laughed, I cried, and I bought the soundtrack. The acting is so excellent that the first time I saw it, I'd forgotten that these were not real living, flesh people, only actors.
There a some flaws, however. There are a few gaps in some of the characters, and the movie should have went on for another 30 minutes, although it was already about 2 hours and 30 minutes (which it didn't feel like). It is also outdated, and you sometimes can't help but laugh at how much it is.
If you've never seen this movie, and you are a fan of musicals, arts, and realistic teenage movies, run, don't walk, to a local video store.
Hopefully, Fame will truly live forever!
My rating: **** (out of 5 *'s)
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