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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nora Clark (as Jenna Dewan)
Drew Sidora ...
Nora's Mom / Katherine Clark
Jane Beard ...
Lena Freeman
Richard Pelzman ...
Bill Freeman
Carlyncia S. Peck ...
Mac's Mother (as Carlyncia Peck)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Every second chance begins with a first step.


Crime | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Let's Dance  »

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Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


At least three cast members - Deirdre Lovejoy, Melvin Jackson Jr. and Shaunté Usual have all appeared in The Wire (2002) See more »


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 »


Tyler Gage: [about a dance Nora imagines] If you imagined it with dancers you should do it!
Nora: Where am I going to get dancers?
Tyler Gage: You know, you do go to a school just busting with kids in tights!
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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 »


Referenced in Allemaal film: Tussen kunst en kassa (2007) See more »


Attention Please
Written by Ryan Tedder (as Ryan "Alias" Tedder)
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User Reviews

Good Dancing, ignore the plot
29 January 2007 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

Going into the movie with the right expectations, I somewhat liked this movie. Like most reviewers who have seen this movie, I fully agree that the plot was razor thin, clichéd, and I could predict every plot twist from the very beginning of the movie. But, the dancing sequences were VERY well done, and I really enjoyed the fusion of classical and hip-hop dance (both which I enjoy watching). The music/soundtrack of the movie was also very good, which made the "drama" scenes more bearable. The leads (Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum) were OK as actors, but their dancing throughout the movie was impressive and mesmerizing.

All in all, a movie worth watching if you like to watch good dance sequences, and this movie is MUCH MUCH MUCH better than "You Got Served" in terms of the plot and drama. Then again, that doesn't say much, does it? =P

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