Fame | 1980

Directed by: Alan Parker

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Main Plot

"Fame" is a musical drama directed by Alan Parker that follows the lives of several talented students attending the New York City High School of Performing Arts. The film explores their struggles, triumphs, and personal journeys as they navigate through the challenges of pursuing their dreams in the highly competitive world of performing arts. From auditions to graduation, the students face intense training, rigorous classes, and personal obstacles while forming friendships and relationships along the way. The film showcases their passion, dedication, and the sacrifices they make in order to achieve success in their chosen artistic fields. Through vibrant musical numbers and emotional performances, "Fame" captures the highs and lows of these aspiring artists as they strive to make their mark in the world of entertainment.


  • Eddie Barth portrayed the character of Angelo Martelli in Fame, a tough but caring dance instructor who guides and supports the students on their journey to success.
  • Irene Cara's character in Fame is Coco Hernandez. She is a talented singer and dancer who dreams of achieving fame and success in the performing arts industry.
  • Lee Curreri's character in Fame is Bruno Martelli, a talented musician who plays the keyboard. He is one of the main students at the New York City High School of Performing Arts.


In the ending of Fame, directed by Alan Parker, the film concludes with a bittersweet tone as the characters reflect on their journey and the pursuit of fame. The graduating students of the New York City High School of Performing Arts come together for their final performance, showcasing their talents and dreams. However, the reality of the industry hits hard as some characters face rejection and disappointment. Despite this, they find solace in their shared experiences and the friendships they have formed. The film emphasizes the importance of perseverance, passion, and the personal growth that comes from pursuing one's dreams. As the characters go their separate ways, the audience is left with a sense of hope and the understanding that fame is not the ultimate goal, but rather the fulfillment of their artistic aspirations and the pursuit of their true passions.

Alan Parker Drama Music Musical Eddie Barth Irene Cara Lee Curreri