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You Got Served (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music | 30 January 2004 (USA)
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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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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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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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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30 January 2004 (USA)  »

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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

The dancers for the film were divided in to teams and rehearsed at both "Millennium Dance Studio/ Complex" and "Debbie Allen Dance Academy" two world renowned dance studios. This was done to keep the various dance crews separate and lend authenticity to their now legendary dance battles on screen. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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 $600 in the hat.
[crowd cheers]
Mr. Rad: Okay, let's settle down. Let's settle down, now. Now, by round of applause, you decide who the baddest crew is tonight. Let's hear it for Vick's crew.
[cheers, applause]
Mr. Rad: All right, let's hear it for David and Elgin's crew.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ryan Phillippe/Ke$ha (2010) See more »

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Take It to the Floor
Written by Derryck Thornton, Ne-Yo (as Shaffer Smith) and Rufus Moore
Produced by Derryck Thornton (as Big Tank)
Performed by B2K
Courtesy of Epic Records
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The dancing is great but everything else falls apart
15 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

The competitive world of street dancing is explored through the eyes of two best friends, played by Marques Houston and Omarion. As the leaders of a hot local dance crew, they are challenged to a competition that causes a rift in their friendship, but if they're going to win at "The Big Bounce" they will have to put their dispute aside and work together.

You Got Served has some great dance spots but not much in terms of plot or originality. The makers of You Got Served only had one thing on their mind and that was to wow its audience with its dancing. They succeeded at making the dancing really good but failed to make a good movie. If you watch it just to check out the dancing and ignore everything else then you will enjoy it. But if you notice how bad the acting is or how stupid the story is then you will hate it. The dancing sequences are done extremely well and the movie gets a ten on that part but for everything else it gets a three.

The acting was decent enough for this type of movie but it could have been a lot better. The plot was stupid and it was tied together with the dance sequences. I think so many people hated this movie because of the story not making a lot of sense. While I didn't really like the film, I'll admit that the rating of 1.8 is too low for the movie. It was a bad movie but it wasn't that bad. Chris Strokes does a good job at directing the dance sequences but he can't tell a story at all. He would randomly move from scene to scene and none of them would really make sense. I heard they're going to make a sequel so hopefully they will work a little harder on the script. Though if they did make one, I probably wouldn't watch it. In the end, unless you're into dancing, this film is worth skipping. Rating 4/10


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