I remember watching this show in the early ’80′s and really liking it. It was about a school in New York that had an emphasis on the arts (singing, dancing, music, etc.) and starred Lori Singer, Debi Allen, and even Janet Jackson in a few episodes.
It was a pretty good show about the difficulties of growing up and the journey of life seen through the eyes of the students and faculty of the school. I was a little surprised to see it coming back as a movie again after so long. I didn’t know if it would carry the same weight as the original movie or television show brought to the original audiences.
The description of the movie is:
Fame follows a talented group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame…the kind that comes only from talent, dedication, and hard work.
Sounds pretty close. Just as long as they don’t turn it into a Bring It On or Step Up.