6.1/10
7,827
89 user 29 critic

A Chorus Line (1985)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Musical | 20 December 1985 (USA)
Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical.

Writers:

(screenplay), (concept: musical "A Chorus Line") | 2 more credits »

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Blevins ...
Mark Tobori
...
Diana Morales
...
Connie Wong
...
Kim
...
Richie Walters
...
Zach
...
Paul San Marco
...
Al DeLuca
Nicole Fosse ...
Kristine Evelyn Erlich-DeLuca
...
Sheila Bryant
Michelle Johnston ...
Beatrice Ann 'Bebe' Benson
...
Judy Monroe
Pam Klinger ...
Maggie Winslow
...
Val Clarke
...
Larry
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

One singular sensation See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Musical

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 December 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chorus Line  »

Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,832,625 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Roxann Dawson. See more »

Goofs

Val would not have been able to audition for the Rockettes. At 5'3" she would not meet the minimum height requirement of 5'6". See more »

Quotes

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

Connections

Referenced in Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Am I Anyway?
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Ed Kleban
Performed by Cameron English
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Worst film of a stage musical ever.
2 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This may be the worst film adaptation of a Broadway musical ever. Even the music has been destroyed. Attenborough knows nothing about theater

  • almost every shot and moment ring false. I will say, though, that it


is almost bad enough to be funny.

The hairstyles are remarkably dated. I can not for the life of me understand what is meant (conceptually) by opening the film with an exterior of the theater where "A Chorus Line" is playing. Are we to think that these people are auditioning for "A Chorus Line," which contains the stories about the people who are auditioning? Oh no, the show is collapsing on itself.

I saw the original production, and have listened to the album hundreds of times. Why, oh, why, did they do this?


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?