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You Got Served (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Music  |  30 January 2004 (USA)
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In order to achieve their dream of opening a recording studio, two friends (Omarion, Houston) must first win their city's dance contest -- a fierce competition that pits them against a group of tough street dancers.


(as Christopher B. Stokes)


(as Christopher B. Stokes)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David (as Omari Grandberry)
Rico (as Jarell Houston)
Rashann (as Dreux Frederic)
Vick (as DeMario Thornton)
Jerome Jones ...
Toya (as Tuere 'Tanee' McCall)
Lil Saint
Max (as Robert James Hoffman III)
Emerald (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)


YOU GOT SERVED follows the competitive world of street dancing where crews battle each other for money and respect. Elgin and David are best friends and leaders of the best dance crew in the area. When another town's top group challenges them to a battle, David and Elgin, along with their buddies, must create and perfect the most cutting edge moves in order to remain on top. The stakes are raised as friends double-cross each other and true motives are revealed. When the biggest battle comes to town, David and Elgin must work past their differences to prove that they are still the best crew on the streets. Written by anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and sexual references | See all certifications »




Release Date:

30 January 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Street Style  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,123,105 (USA) (30 January 2004)


$64,623 (South Africa) (20 August 2004)

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1.85 : 1
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In the Big Bounce battle, one of the dancers on David and Elgin's crew has his pant leg rolled up. While he is dancing, his pants keep on going up and down. See more »


[first lines]
Mr. Rad: Time. Yeah. Now that's what I'm talking about. Yeah! I like it like this. These two crews right here is what I call bad. I'm talking bad as in utter bad. But it's up to you to decide which crew walks away with this here $600 in the hat.
[crowd cheers]
Mr. Rad: Okay, let's settle down. Let's settle down, now. Now, by round of applause, you decide who the baddest crew is tonight. Let's hear it for Vick's crew.
[cheers, applause]
Mr. Rad: All right, let's hear it for David and Elgin's crew.
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Written by Nas (as Nasir Jones), Eddie Holman, Sheila Holman, Ajene Griffith,
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Great Dancing, Horrible Film
31 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only thing worth watching in this movie is the dancing. Other than that, the actors in this film couldn't act their way out of a paper bag and the grandmother was really bad. Hell, everybody was just bad.

The great thing is that K-Fed has a cameo in this one (LOL! Probably the highlight of his career).

There was nothing at all original about this film. It stole elements from every break dancing or rapping movie that ever came out in the '80's and it was executed and acted out horribly. This was "Breakin' 2", "Fast Forward," "Rappin,'" and "Beat Street" all wrapped into one but, really, really bad.

I think the cast of this film should consider taking acting classes before accepting another movie or TV role ever again in life. And the writer and director needs to work on his skills as well. The writing and directing was awful and lazy. I want to slap the person who read this screen play and thought it was good.

And that scene where Elgin gets jumped was way beyond lame.

I just wonder if people read the script and realized how bad the movie is before it is put in production. Obviously not. I just think about all the starving people in the world that could have been fed with that money instead of making this crappy movie. I'm sure after it was screened, the cast looked at and thought, "Ok, this is pretty bad." They should feel embarrassed for signing on for this. But then, none of them are top-billed or skilled actors to begin with so maybe they wouldn't know what a crappy script is.

Surely people have to see how bad a bad movie is when they look at the script.

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