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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Let the best moves win. See more »


Drama | Music

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  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


During the Big Bounce, right after Lil' Kim announces both Wade's Crew and the Lil Saints have tied, Wade strides up next to her. But when it cuts to the next shot, he's seen from the back standing with his crew. When it cuts back to Lil Kim, Wade is not standing by her (this whole sequence takes about 2 or 3 seconds). 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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Followed by You Got Served: Beat the World (2011) See more »


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Written by Kirk Robinson, Method Man (as Clifford Smith), Dominick Lamb and Tommy Butler
Performed by Method Man
Courtesy of Def Jam Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "Flashbacks/Nigger Woman"
Performed by The Original Cast from "Selma"
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement wtih Warner Strategic Marketing
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4 September 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Okay, it is not a good movie. I agree. But this is also not a movie one should go to with high expectations. Come on!

This one is about being young, about music, and above all: about dance. And it is a good one in the latter. So stop whining about the shortcomings of the story (if any at all). It's about dance, and man, can they dance!

I can actually imagine people think this movie really sucks. But hell, if one does not want to look at a dance movie, why go and see this one?

This movie is not a pretentious one. So why judge it on something that it is not trying to be (A great movie with a great story).

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