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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.

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Cast

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David (as Omari Grandberry)
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Rico (as Jarell Houston)
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Rashann (as Dreux Frederic)
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Vick (as DeMario Thornton)
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Marty
Jerome Jones ...
Sonny
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Toya (as Tuere 'Tanee' McCall)
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Lil Saint
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Wade
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Max (as Robert James Hoffman III)
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Emerald (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)
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Storyline

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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If you want respect, you've got to take it See more »

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Drama | Music

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

30 January 2004 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$40,066,497 (USA) (9 April 2004)
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Trivia

All of the film's battles were very competitive in real life. The fight that breaks out during the first battle with Wade's crew was not in the script, but everyone was so mad at each other that they just started fighting. While filming the opening battle, the director would yell "cut", but Omarion Grandberry kept battling with Columbus Short. Omari does a back flip, while at the same time Columbus does a move that looks like he is pulling David up. This was not in the original choreography; it was a true battle. See more »

Goofs

In the Big Bounce, before the Dance Off begins between The Lil Saints and the crew in black, Lil' Kim says that the music will play for five minutes and when she says "stop" they must stop dancing. But she never actually says stop, the music just fades out and the dancers stop dancing. See more »

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[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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Referenced in Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011) See more »

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Written by Melvin Barcliff, Tim Mosley and Isaac Freeman III
Performed by Tim Mosley (as Timbaland) featuring Magoo and Fat Man Scoop
Courtesy of Blackground Records, LLC
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a painful experience
16 October 2004 | by (Sydney) – See all my reviews

Seeing this movie was a painful experience!!!!! all i can say is "i got served!". The plot just seemed like some teenager's badly thought through daydream. The story line was a mess seeming to be made of ideas randomly taken from every cheesy teenage movie ever made. The acting was terrible, as was the script. The writers seemed to believe that to make it authentic "street" talk words such as "you'll", "whack" and "homeboy" had to be inserted thrice in every line. Every character seems to be created from the same cardboard cut-out stereo type, including all peripheral characters, such as the doctors and nurses. The only positive things i can say about the movie is that the dancing was wonderfully choreographed and performed and the music was new and fresh. The grandmother (who appears for about 5 minuets) was the best character in the movie, the actress, Esther Scott, did very well with the dreadful script and actually made the movie enjoyable, at least for a minuet.


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