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High School Musical 2 (2007)

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School's out for summer and the East High Wildcats are ready to make it the time of their lives after landing jobs in a wealthy country club owned by Sharpay and Ryan's family.

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Kenny Ortega

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Peter Barsocchini (based on characters created by), Peter Barsocchini
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zac Efron ... Troy Bolton
Vanessa Hudgens ... Gabriella Montez
Ashley Tisdale ... Sharpay Evans
Lucas Grabeel ... Ryan Evans
Corbin Bleu ... Chad Danforth
Monique Coleman ... Taylor McKessie
Bart Johnson ... Jack Bolton
Alyson Reed ... Ms. Darbus
Chris Warren ... Zeke Baylor (as Chris Warren Jr.)
Jessica Tuck ... Mrs. Evans
Robert Curtis Brown ... Vance Evans
Mark L. Taylor ... Mr. Fulton
Ryne Sanborn ... Jason Cross
Olesya Rulin ... Kelsi Nielsen
KayCee Stroh ... Martha Cox
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Storyline

Troy is offered a job at Ryan & Sharpay's country club and ends up landing jobs for Gabriella, Chad, Taylor, Kelsi, Jason, Martha and Zeke. He is then introduced to Sharpay's parents and realizes that Sharpay can land him many opportunities and even a basketball scholarship. Meanwhile, while Troy starts hanging out with the rich folk, Chad is worried that Troy will forget his friends. Gabriella feels as though she is losing Troy to Sharpay. In the end, Troy will have to learn how to think about his scholarship without losing his friends. Written by zngnn

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Official Sites:

DisneyNOW | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High School Musical 2: Sing It All or Nothing! See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Lucas Grabeel wrote and sang the song that is playing in Sharpay's car, in the scene where Sharpay and Ryan drive up to the entrance of Lava Springs. See more »

Goofs

In the opening song of "What Time is It" Troy and Chad and various other characters are doing choreography with the basketballs, it is clearly seen that someone in the back dropped their basketball. But in the next frame of that scene the ball is gone and back in someones hands. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ms. Darbus: You must remember, young thespians, learning is never seasonal, so do allow the shimmering lights of Summer to refresh and illuminate your fertile young minds.
Chad Danforth: What is she talking about?
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Referenced in Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Maximum Security (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Work This Out
Written and Produced by Randy Petersen and Kevin Quinn
Performed by Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Olesya Rulin, Ryne Sanborn, KayCee Stroh, Chris Warren and High School Musical 2 Cast
Seven Summits Music (BMI)
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Overrated
20 August 2007 | by pinkxsunlightSee all my reviews

I liked the first High School Musical. Really I did. It was fun, cute without being cheesy and it appealed to most ages.

High School Musical 2 is a joke compared to the first. First of all you have tweeny Disney stars like Vanessa Hudgens and Corbin Bleu with their terrible acting, the songs were awful, the plot seemed like an idea someone came up with in a span of 10 minutes. Ashley Tisdale and Zac Efron are probably the only kids in this TV movie who can act. What happened to the characters personalitys? Gabriella was the worst, turned into a giggling, cutesy, boy crazy teen. I wanted to slap her every scene she was in. Disney we know you tried but it wasn't really that great. Please boycott High School Musical 3, I hate to see how that will end up.


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