Fame

Fame
Fame
  • R
  • 2h 7m
  • 1980
Fresh84%
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In the high-pressure cauldron of New York City, talented students at the High School for the Performing Arts strive to escape a life of urban poverty, perfect their art, find success in the entertainment business and achieve the ultimate goal--FAME.

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Critics Consensus: Just because Fame is a well-acted musical doesn't mean it flinches against its surprisingly heavy topics.
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Common Sense Says
Raw look at teen life more shocking than you might recall.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that, in terms of content, this R-rated 1980 film is much heavier than both the teen-friendly TV drama it spawned and the PG-rated 2009 remake -- consequently, it's only age-appropriate for mature teens. In addition to frequent, unbleeped swearing (including many forms of "f--k," which even pops up in the classroom with no objection from teachers), viewers will see plenty of topless female characters and watch teens grapple with serious situations, including intense competition, abortion, drug use, poverty, sexual identity (one male student comes out), and suicide. Many of the students make iffy choices that aren't always shown to have negative consequences, although at least two are generally positive role models.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:May 16, 1980
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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