Spectacular! (2009)

Director
Robert Iscove

Main cast
Nolan Gerard Funk; Jesse Moss; Britt Irvin; Tammin Sursok; Harris Allan

Genres
Drama, Music

Description
A high school choir is fading in popularity, as it continues to lose most of its' members one by one. A wannabe rock singer is convinced to join the choir, in hopes of winning the upcoming competition and cash prize.


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