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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Omarion Grandberry ... David (as Omari Grandberry)

Marques Houston ... Elgin

Jennifer Freeman ... Liyah

J-Boog ... Rico (as Jarell Houston)

Lil' Fizz ... Rashann (as Dreux Frederic)

Raz B ... Vick (as DeMario Thornton)

Marty Dew ... Marty
Jerome Jones ... Sonny

Tanee McCall-Short ... Toya (as Tuere 'Tanee' McCall)

Malcolm David Kelley ... Lil Saint

Meagan Good ... Beautifull

Steve Harvey ... Mr. Rad

Christopher Jones ... Wade

Robert Hoffman ... Max (as Robert James Hoffman III)

Michael Taliferro ... Emerald (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)
Esther Scott ... Grandma
Irene Stokes ... Nurse

Dorien Wilson ... Doctor

Lil' Kim ... Lil' Kim
Juanita Charles ... Waitress

La La Anthony ... La La (as La La)

Wade Robson ... Wade Robson
Oscar Orosco ... Oscar

Jackée Harry ... Mama
Brenda J. Crawford-Bee ... Woman in Stands

Skip Cheatham ... Skip Cheatham
Dwight Crossfield ... Dwight Crossfield
Troy Ewing ... Troy 'DJ Trouble T' Ewing (as Troy 'DJ Trouble T' Ewing)
Don Gibbs ... Don Gibbs
Darryl Huckaby ... Darryl Huckaby
Dejai Jeffries ... Dejai Jeffries
Mohamed Moretta ... Mohamed Moretta
Big Nat ... Big Nat
David 'Elsewhere' Bernal ... B-Boy
Donnie 'Crumbs' Counts ... B-Boy
Jon 'Do Knock' Cruz ... B-Boy
Jason 'Easy Roc' Geoffrey ... B-Boy (as Jason 'Easy Rock' Geoffrey)
Lamonte Goode ... B-Boy (as Lamonte 'Tails' Goode)
Gabriel 'Wicket' Joachico ... B-Boy
Garland Spencer ... B-Boy
Allen 'French Twist' Tepper ... B-Boy

Ivan 'Flipz' Velez ... B-Boy
Isaiah Vest ... B-Boy
Julie 'Jules' Urich ... B-Girl
Aminah Abdul-Jillil ... Dancer
Karla Andrade ... Dancer
Keely Armistead ... Dancer
Vai Tiare ... Dancer
Paulette Azizian ... Dancer
Ryan 'Bosco' Baker ... Dancer
Lena Blake ... Dancer
Lindsey Blaufarb ... Dancer
Kenia Brown ... Dancer (as Kenia 'Phoenix' Brown)
Anwar Burton ... Dancer (as Anwar 'Flii' Burton)
Dante Corde ... Dancer
J.P. De La San Pedro ... Dancer
Joseph De Las Nieves ... Dancer

Amaris Dupree ... Dancer

Teresa Espinosa ... Dancer
Alison Faulk ... Dancer (as Allison Faulk)

Kevin Federline ... Dancer

Brian Friedman ... Dancer (as Brian 'Be Free' Friedman)
LaKeisha Gamble ... Dancer (as La Keisha Gamble)

Dante Harper ... Dancer
Mario Henderson ... Dancer
Marissa Herrera ... Dancer

Richard Jackson ... Dancer
Keith Junior ... Dancer
Mihran Kirakosian ... Dancer
Troy Kirby ... Dancer

Allison Kyler ... Dancer
Arthur 'II Sweet' Lesure ... Dancer
Destiny Lightsy ... Dancer
Kevin Maher ... Dancer

Chuck Maldonado ... Dancer (as Jesus Chuck Maldonado)
J.D. McElroy ... Dancer

Clifford McGee ... Dancer (as Cliff McGhee)
Rocio Mendoza ... Dancer
Cefawne Miller ... Dancer
Michele Molchanov ... Dancer
Rino Nakasone ... Dancer
Mario Navarrette ... Dancer
Nicole Neal ... Dancer
Eisaku Ota ... Dancer
Tomasina Parrott ... Dancer
Henry 'Chopper' Platt ... Dancer
Angela Randle Elgani ... Dancer
Jerry 'Flo' Randolph ... Dancer
Lucas Raynaud ... Dancer
Diona Robinson ... Dancer

Columbus Short ... Dancer
Shotyme ... Dancer

Harry Shum Jr. ... Dancer
Roland Tabor ... Dancer (as Roland 'Ro Ro' Tabor)
Anthony Talauega ... Dancer
Richmond Talauega ... Dancer

Kevin Tancharoen ... Dancer

Michael Vargas ... Dancer
Tyrell Washington ... Dancer
Darrell 'Rhythm' Whitaker ... Dancer
Richard Whitebear ... Dancer (as Richard 'Swoop' Whitebear)

Kenny Wormald ... Dancer
Russell 'Goofy' Wright ... Dancer
Jason Young ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Bernal ... Dancer (uncredited)
Lovejoy Cole ... Dancer (uncredited)

Crystal Michelle ... Waitress (uncredited)

Elizabeth Rivera ... Photographer (uncredited)

Allen Theosky Rowe ... Dancer (uncredited)
Nicki Sixteen ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Keith Tilque ... Bodyguard #1 (uncredited)
Deliene Wyatt ... Judge 1 (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Stokes  (as Christopher B. Stokes)
Writing credits
Chris Stokes (written by) (as Christopher B. Stokes)

Produced by
Ketrina 'Taz' Askew .... executive producer
Kristin Cruz .... associate producer
Max Gousse .... executive producer
Kevin Halloran .... line producer
Marcus Morton .... producer
Billy Pollina .... producer
Monique Scott .... associate producer
Raynelle Swilling .... associate producer
Cassius Weathersby .... producer (as Cassius Vernon Weathersby)
Amy Yukich .... associate producer
Original Music by
Tyler Bates 
Cinematography by
David Hennings 
Film Editing by
Earl Watson 
Casting by
Monica Swann 
Production Design by
Maxine Shepard 
Art Direction by
Kitty Doris-Bates 
Jason Weil 
Set Decoration by
Daniel Loren May  (as Dan May)
Costume Design by
Ca-Trece Mas'Sey 
Makeup Department
Leslie Berrell .... hair stylist
Jamallie Bradley .... makeup department head
Jennifer Davis .... key hair stylist
Kheli French .... key hair stylist
Joseph Hedspeth .... assistant hair stylist
Corey Hill .... additional hair stylist
Denise Pugh-Ruiz .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Paul Garnes .... production supervisor
Kevin Halloran .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Todd Amateau .... first assistant director
Melinda Johnson .... additional second assistant director
Anthony J. Nahar .... second assistant director (as Tony Nahar)
Korey Scott Pollard .... second second assistant director (as Korey Pollard)
Art Department
Jim Gmuer .... leadman
Tim Mallory .... assistant property master
Brett Mangiarelli .... property maker
Deanna Mulvihill .... art department coordinator
Brian Russo .... assistant property master
Rick Valencia .... paint foreman
Sound Department
Mark Agostino .... pro tools playback operator
Veda Campbell .... production sound mixer
David Chornow .... sound playback operator
Reginald Dunn .... boom operator (as Reggie Dunn)
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound editor
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Nicholas James .... sound editor
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Woody Stubblefield .... utility sound technician (as Jesse 'Mr. Woody' Stubblefield)
Woody Stubblefield .... utility sound
Steven Ticknor .... sound editor
Steven Ticknor .... sound re-recording mixer
Daniel Tripoli .... dialogue adr editor
Samuel C. Crutcher .... co-supervising sound editor/design (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Mark R. Byers .... special effects coordinator
Tom von Badinski .... special effects
Carlton Fluker .... stunts
Kathy Jarvis .... stunt coordinator
Eddie Perez .... stunts
Larnell Stovall .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
John Beran .... rigging key grip
Frank Cameron .... grip
Glenn Cannon .... video assist operator
Paolo Cascio .... first assistant camera
Steve Castanda .... electrician
Mark Shane Davis .... key grip
Sam Emerson .... still photographer
Owen Hablutzel .... best boy grip
Leslie Hamilton .... second assistant camera
Jennifer Ann Henry .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Scott Hillman .... rigging key grip
Hakim Kent .... electrician
John W. Kristopik .... electrician
Alex Leyton .... camera operator
Dwayne McClintock .... aerial director of photography
Kevin Mills .... camera loader
Mazi Mitchell .... electrician
Ryan Nelson .... grip
Jason Parrillo .... electrician
Brian T. Pitts .... camera operator
Max Pomerleau .... gaffer
Aldo Porras Jr. .... camera loader
John T. Pouncey .... assistant camera
David 'D.R.' Rhineer .... first assistant camera
Greg Rhineer .... camera operator
Bryndon Smith .... epk camera operator
Kathina Szeto .... assistant camera
John Taylor .... best boy electric
Kent C. Tramel .... electrician
Troy N. Wade .... dolly grip
Casting Department
Judy Cook .... extras casting
Bridgette Glover .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbie Baptiste .... costumer
David Dietch .... set costumer
Melia Ford .... costumer
Paige Geran .... on-set costumer
Chesney Henderson .... costumer
Janet Jai McCorkle .... costumer
Heather Sladinski .... additional costumer
Kenya Ware .... on-set costumer
Rahimah Yoba .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Harvey White .... second editor
Music Department
Jim Black .... music clearance
Barry Cole .... music supervisor
Pilar McCurry .... executive soundtrack producer
Fredrik Sarhagen .... music consultant
Transportation Department
Duke Foster .... transportation coordinator
Leonard Jefferson .... picture cars
Other crew
Aaron Baszile .... assistant craft service
Gabriel Benvenuto .... assistant: Kevin Halloran
Tom Carson .... assistant production coordinator
Jason Charles .... production assistant
Kristi Crader .... assistant: Dave Scott
Ted M. Davila .... assistant accountant
Mykel Denis .... production coordinator
Marc C. Geschwind .... extras coordinator
Sydney Gilner .... script supervisor
Todd Grossman .... epk producer
Jill Hahn .... payroll accountant
David Halver .... location scout
Doris Hellmann .... accountant
Jennifer Hodges .... set production assistant
Robert Hoffman .... additional choreographer (as Robert James Hoffman III)
Brandon Hollyer .... assistant accountant
Kelton Kessee .... assistant: Chris Stokes
Christopher Dehau Lee .... assistant: Marcus Morton (as Chris Dehau Lee)
Kojo Lewis .... location manager (as Ernest 'Kojo' Lewis)
Cheryl Miller .... production coordinator (as Cheryl A. Miller)
Charles Morton .... production assistant
Patrick Richmond .... key set production assistant
Dave Scott .... supervising choreographer
Shane Sparks .... choreographer
Jack Stern .... studio teacher
Roz Stevenson .... publicist
Amanda 'Kountry' Vaculik .... assistant: Dave Scott
Earl West .... assistant location manager
Anthony Woods .... medic
Robin E. Wyatt .... production assistant
Alison Faulk .... featured dancer (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and sexual references
95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

An instructional dance video companion to the film called You Got Served, Take It to the Streets (2004) (V) was released shortly after the movie came out on DVD. The 1984 dance movie that was the main influence for You Got Served (2004), Breakin' (1984), also had its own instructional dance video companion released shortly after it came out on VHS.See more »
Continuity: 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.
[louder cheers]
Mr. Rad:Well, well, well. Seems to me like the money in the hat goes to David and Elgin.
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26 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
The dancing is great but everything else falls apart, 15 November 2004
Author: christian123

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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