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A Chorus Line (1985)

Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical.

Writers:

Arnold Schulman (screenplay), Michael Bennett (concept: musical "A Chorus Line") | 2 more credits »
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Blevins Michael Blevins ... Mark Tobori
Yamil Borges ... Diana Morales
Jan Gan Boyd ... Connie Wong
Sharon Brown ... Kim
Gregg Burge ... Richie Walters
Michael Douglas ... Zach
Cameron English ... Paul San Marco
Tony Fields ... Al DeLuca
Nicole Fosse ... Kristine Evelyn Erlich-DeLuca
Vicki Frederick ... Sheila Bryant
Michelle Johnston Michelle Johnston ... Beatrice Ann 'Bebe' Benson
Janet Jones ... Judy Monroe
Pam Klinger Pam Klinger ... Maggie Winslow
Audrey Landers ... Val Clarke
Terrence Mann ... Larry
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Storyline

A director is casting dancers for a large production. Large numbers of hopefulls audition, hoping to be selected. Throughout the day, more and more people are eliminated, and the competition gets harder. Eventually, approximately a dozen dancers must compete for a few spots, each hoping to impress the director with their dancing skill. But, is this really what the director is looking for? Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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One singular sensation See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Musical

Certificate:

AL | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1986 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Chorus Line See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$222,919, 15 December 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,202,899
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first of two movies concerning the staging of a theatrical production which included the word "chorus" in the title. The other was A Chorus of Disapproval (1989). See more »

Goofs

After Paul is carried off the stage to be taken to the hospital, we see Diana carrying his bag out for him. Moments later as the last elimination is about to take place, the bag is still in the middle of the stage and you even see Diana looking at it as she is walking back to the front line. See more »

Quotes

Sheila: You were a rotten dancer.
Zach: Why do you think I became your choreographer?
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Catalina Caper (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

I Hope I Get It
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Ed Kleban
Performed by Michael Douglas, Pam Klinger, Cameron English, Charles McGowan and Cast
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Movie is horrible!!

If anyone has seen the stage version they know this the worst rendition of a Broadway show ever done. They changed songs (example Richie's Give Me the Ball leading to S**t Richie)cut some and took out some of the best dialog lines in the show and worst of all Cassie sings What I Did for Love for her love of Zach when Diana is supposed to sing it for the love of dancing. They only good thing about this movie is the dancing. Other than it's horrible. The actors are the worst actors and singers ever chosen for a movie. They were only chosen for their ability to dance so I guess if you have no care for the Broadway stage it doesn't matter. And honestly besides Michael Douglas,who are these people?


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