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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)
Jane Beard ...
Lena Freeman
Richard Pelzman ...
Bill Freeman
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 USA:

$20,659,573, 13 August 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$65,328,121, 19 October 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jenna Dewan Tatum and Josh Henderson later appeared together in the movie "The Jerk Theory" as the two main protagonists See more »


When Tyler is dancing at the club/party, he pops his collar. They go to a close up, and his collar is down, but when they pull back out, his collar is popped again. See more »


Mac Carter: [after the girl he was making out with leaves because his little brother interrupts them] I swear to God you must have all the recessive genes in the family!
Skinny Carter: Recessa what?
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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 How I Met Your Mother: The Time Travelers (2013) See more »


Little Dap
Written and Performed by Mark Ronson
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User Reviews

An enjoyable movie!
19 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I thought this movie was really good. I'll admit the acting may not have been to it's full potential.. but I still thought it was pretty good. The movie is based on dancing and overall I thought the technique was very good. The talent displayed in this movie is extraordinary. The movie has romance, comedy, tragedy, and nearly everything else you would want in a good movie. The music in this movie is also really good. I would say this movie is well worth the money I spent. Step Up is inspirational and was everything I was expecting it to be. I'd highly recommend seeing it. If you enjoyed the movie Save The Last Dance this is probably a good movie for you. I found this movie to be very uplifting.

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