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A Chorus Line
Directed by Richard Attenborough • 1985 • United States
Starring Michael Douglas, Alyson Reed, Terrence Mann
This spectacular adaptation of the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize–winning musical looks past the razzle-dazzle of the Broadway footlights to reveal the often bitter realities behind show-business dreams. After narrowing down hundreds of hopefuls in a grueling audition, Broadway choreographer Zach (Michael Douglas) leads a select group of remaining dancers on the tryout of their lives, asking each personal and intimate questions with results that powerfully affect not only the young performers but the hardened stage veteran as well.