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Step Up (2006)

PG-13 | | 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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Mac's Mother (as Carlyncia Peck)
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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 from 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 ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Every second chance begins with a first step.

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Crime | Drama | Music | Romance

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

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Let's Dance  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,659,573 (USA) (11 August 2006)

Gross:

$65,269,010 (USA) (13 October 2006)
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Trivia

All of the artwork displayed in the school comes from Carver Center for the Arts and Technology, a high school in Baltimore County. The artwork is from students in the visual arts prime. See more »

Goofs

When Tyler is dancing in the last dance, after he lifts Nora he puts on a shirt and his hat. When he puts on his hat, the cap is turned to the left, one shot later the cap of the hat is turned backwards. See more »

Quotes

Miles Darby: Look, I can play it alright. I just prefer playin' wit myself.
Tyler Gage: Woa, what?
Lucy Avila: He makes it too easy.
Miles Darby: No, not playin' wit myself. Just listen.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, clips from a contest held by the movie along with Ciara for dancers to submit videos via MySpace are shown. See more »

Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 12 August 2006 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

U Must Be
Written by Gina Rene (as Gina René) and Gabriel René
Performed by Gina Rene (as Gina René)
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Love the dance (and music), forget the story
12 November 2006 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

You've seen it all – feel-good story of deprived, delinquent kid finding the meaning of life, dedicated effort culminating in an upbeat dance finale, rich-girl-poor-guy routine, and a whole bunch of familiar situations. But, if the dance and music are good, you'll tend to forget the improbable, unlikely, illogical, contrived story and plot. Given the lame script, top choreographer Anne Fletcher's first crack at directing didn't come off too badly, partly because of the wise use of very short scenes. As to the dance routines, with her credentials, you wouldn't expect anything less than good, and the movie does deliver in that department. The stimulating fusion of hip hop and ballet is well synchronized with fusion in the music. While the attention would obviously be on the showcase number that the protagonists are developing, I also like one particular scene at a gig, when the two sidekicks sing on stage while the two leads do their thing on the dance floor. This scene has the beauty of exciting spontaneity not seen elsewhere in the movie.


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