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Step Up (2006)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Music | 11 August 2006 (USA)
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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Bill Freeman
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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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11 August 2006 (USA)  »

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Let's Dance  »

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Budget:

$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

Jenna Dewan Tatum and Channing Tatum, the actors who played the protagonists of this movie, got married in July of 2009. They met on the set of Step Up. See more »

Goofs

Tyler is eating with his foster family the day he is approved to rehearse with Nora. The logo on the cups and bags on the dinner table is for a fast food chain in the Western US. There are none in Baltimore, MD, where the movie is set. The nearest (according to the company's website) is in Oklahoma, more than 1,500 miles away. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Followed by Step Up 3D (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

80's Joint
Written by Raphael Saadiq, Kelis (as Kelis Rogers), Robert Ozuma, and Robert Bacon
Performed by Kelis
Courtesy of LaFace Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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step up was GOOD.
14 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

people keep talking about how awful "step up" was, or how it was such a waste of money. but now here are my two cents. it was, in fact, a good movie. the dancing was FABULOUS, and even though the acting could have improved, this movie was nothing short of amazing. the music was catchy and hot, and there was just enough romance in it to make it cute but not gross or sleazy. it had literally EVERYTHING you could ask for in a movie: romance, drama, comedy, and it was even slightly scary at some parts, too. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan did a great job. their dancing, along with everyone else's, was phenomenal. when i left the movie, i was actually inspired to be a dancer (even though i never will be.) the main reason people are turning down this movie is because of the acting. sure, the acting could have been better, but this movie was focusing on the DANCING. obviously you have to be a good actor to be in a movie, but the dancing was the main focus of this film. and i personally think the dancing was great. i couldn't ask for it to be better. this movie is definitely worth seeing, whether you're into hip-hop or not.


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