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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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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 »


Marty's beanie falls off when he flips at the Big Bounce, but it's still on his head when he lands. 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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Momentous bomb
13 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let me place "You Got Served" into retrospect: In order to watch it, I had to wipe it off of my shoe. This movie follows the same old idiocy that every other inner-city "drama" (haha) follows. They have that stupid inner city struggle and we're supposed to feel sorry for them. Boo hoo. You Got Served is almost unwatchable, but you will be laughing hysterically: I promise you that. Then again, I would not recommend wasting your cable bill on such excrement.

Save yourselves! When You Got Served came out in 2004, a dark shadow was cast across the land. People pointed and ran for their lives. Some few brave souls attempted to make themselves believe that this flick was watchable through their own delusions, but all of them cracked under the pressure. You Got Served would turn Luke Skywalker to the dark side. You Got Served would cause Jack Bauer to build nuclear weapons for terrorists and set them off himself.

Do not, for any reason, attempt to watch You Got Served. It may destroy itself. Then again, I doubt anybody sells this movie anymore. They may steal it, on the other hand, and be faced with a punishment far worse than prison.

2/10 Good dancing! I danced too when it made me run away.

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