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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)
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.


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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)


£4,386,801 (UK) (1 December 2006)

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Did You Know?


Director Cameo, Anne Fletcher- Nora's dance teacher at the start of the movie when Tyler first sees Nora. See more »


When Miles comes to take his laptop in the Dance Room, he has his laptop in his hands when leaving, after talking to Tyler. However, when Nora comes in with Brett to talk about finding her new dance partner, Miles' laptop is back again at the table in the background. A while later, his laptop is not there anymore. See more »


Tyler Gage: What? I'm not late
Nora: You're not dress either... You can change at the back
Tyler Gage: I can change here...
[taking of his jacket]
Nora: I told you to bring tights
Tyler Gage: Do I look like I own tights?
Nora: Shoes?
Tyler Gage: I move better with them
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'Til Dawn
Written by Alias, Peter Cor and Bernard Taylor
Produced by Alias
Performed by Drew Sidora
Contains a sample of "Getaway"
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire
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22 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie couldn't make me feel better. The actors brought it alive, and it was good overall. The songs made me feel like I was in the movie. It must've been really fun to make this and then watch your progress at the end. I've never taken dance or anything, but watching this movie inspired me. I'd love to take that kind of dance. It's modern ballet right? Well anyways, if you haven't seen this yet, you should. It'll bring you alive. I was just talking about seeing it before but now.. I wanna try it. It seems like you can make anything happen with a friend by your side and somebody to guide you through. Oh and by the way, I give props to the actors. They were greatt.

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