• A Chorus Line (2003)

A Chorus Line

Release Date: August 17th, 2003

DVD Release Date: February 23rd, 1999

PG-13 |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

Hundreds of hopefuls congregate at a cattle call for Broadway dancers. A sour director, Zach (Michael Douglas), and his brusque assistant (Terrence Mann) whittle down the ranks until they're left with 16 dancers. All tell their life stories -- some tragic, some comic -- and explain their love of dance. Tension mounts when Cassie (Alyson Reed) -- once both a big star and the director's lover but now desperate for a part -- auditions. But Zach must choose only the best for his show.

Cast: Michael Douglas, Terrence Mann, Audrey Landers, Michael Blevins, Yamil Borges, Sharon Brown, Gregg Burge, Cameron English

Director: Richard Attenborough

Genres: Musical

Production Co: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

Keywords: Underdog, 1980s, Transformation, Passionate, New York City

Ratings & Reviews

  • 10
    Julie SalamonWall Street Journal

    When director Richard Attenborough isn't mangling dance numbers, he's focusing on a love story expressed almost entirely by means of close-ups of moony faces and teary eyes. [12 Dec 1985]

  • 75
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    A classic play has been reduced a decent movie. It's a shame it couldn't be as good as the play; it's a small pleasure that it's as entertaining as it is. [20 Dec 1985]

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    This is one of the most intelligent and compelling movie musicals in a long time - and the most grown up. show more

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Awards

Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)
Nominated Sound
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1985)