Set in New York City's High School of the Performing Arts, the 1980 musical drama that followed a group of aspiring singers, dancers and actors featured a cast of unknowns and a rousing soundtrack. And oh, those dance numbers!

The film earned a modest $21.2 million at the box office but nabbed six Academy Award nominations (and won two, for original score and original song), spawned a popular TV show of the same name and inspired countless other musical films featuring singing and dancing teens -- including 2009's remake of 'Fame,' which arrives in theaters Sept. 25. But before then, we take a look back at the original cast. See if you remember their names (remember! remember! remember!).
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