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Step Up (2006)

 -  Crime | Drama | Music  -  11 August 2006 (USA)
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Tyler Gage receives the opportunity of a lifetime after vandalizing a performing arts school, gaining him the chance to earn a scholarship and dance with an up and coming dancer, Nora.

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In Baltimore, the troublemaker and street dancer Tyler Gage lives with his foster parents in a lower class neighborhood. His best friends are Mac Carter and his little brother Skinny Carter and they used to hang around together, going to parties and stealing cars. After being expelled of a party, the trio breaks in the Maryland School of Arts and commits vandalism, destroying the stage. Tyler is arrested and sentenced to 200 hours of community service in the school and Director Gordon assigns him to help the janitor cleaning the place. One afternoon, the ballet dancer Nora Clark sees Tyler dancing in the parking area and when her partner Andrew has a strain and Tyler offers to help her in the choreography, she accepts the offer; they rehearsal and become close to each other while Tyler becomes friend of the students Miles Darby and Lucy Avila. When Andrew returns, Tyler that is known for quitting everything he starts gives up dancing and leaves Nora alone. After an incident, Tyler has... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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school | dancer | dance | student | showcase | See more »

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Every second chance begins with a first step.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, brief violence and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,212,725 (UK) (27 October 2006)

Gross:

£4,386,801 (UK) (1 December 2006)
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The original title of this film was going to be "Music High". See more »

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After hearing that Brett signed a deal with a record company without Miles, Nora runs up the stairs upset to find Brett. Before she runs up the stairs her hair is curly and when she finds Brett and starts getting angry with him her hair is straight. See more »

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Nora: Okay, um, I get it. You're not gonna use me to get out of cleaning the windows, even if you were capable of dancing.
Tyler Gage: I'm not trying to get out of anything. And I know you saw me the other day.
Nora: Thank you, but, umm, I can find someone else.
Tyler Gage: [Goes to leave] Aight. I was just trying to help.
Nora: Okay, wait.
[He stops and turns around]
Nora: Catch me.
Tyler Gage: [She runs towards him and he catches her, then he lets her fall in his arms] Now what?
Nora: Um... put me down.
[He puts her down]
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following in others footsteps
1 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Step Up is a fair dance film about some kids that get their big performance break. The film is average in every way with little more for the viewer. A jock fights external prejudices to become a dancer with an accomplished partner and a teach who sees something special. The acting was fine, but the dialog and directing had little to add to overcoming a predictable story. None the less you still feel quite good about the outcome of the film. There were some dark scenes and some typical generalizations about dancers that went a little overboard. This is a class B+ film with moderate continuity errors and dialog mishaps. The scenery was good and the characters held true to life. It is worth the watch if you like that kind of film.


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