A woman returns to her high school as a teacher and convinces the school punk to become involved in the schools annual production “sing”. When the board of education decides to close the school and refuses to allow the annual event to be held, the neighborhood and students come together to put the event on one last time. A cross between “Fame” and “Footloose”.
Sing is a 1989 American drama film directed by Richard J. Baskin, written by Dean Pitchford (who also co-wrote the songs) and produced by Craig Zadan (both previously collaborated on Footloose), and starring Lorraine Bracco, Peter Dobson, and Jessica Steen.
The film follows a fictional New York City SING! production. The supporting cast includes Louise Lasser, George DiCenzo, Patti LaBelle, Yank Azman, Ingrid Veninger, and Cuba Gooding Jr.. Sing was released in the United States on March 31, 1989. Despite mixed reviews from critics, the film was a box office bomb, grossing only $2.3 million from an $11.5 million budget.
Directed by: Richard Baskin
Starring: Lorraine Bracco, Peter Dobson, Jessica Steen, Louise Lasser, George DiCenzo, Patti LaBelle, Susan Peretz, Laurnea Wilkerson, Rachel Sweet
Screenplay by: Dean Pitchford
Production Design by: Carol Spier
Cinematography by: Peter Sova
Film Editing by: Jere Huggins, Bud S. Smith, M. Scott Smith
Costume Design by: John Hay
Set Decoration by: Jaro Dick, Mike Harris, Elena Kenney
Music by: Jay Gruska
Distributed by: TriStar Pictures
Release Date: March 31, 1989