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 -  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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Storyline

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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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,212,725 (UK) (27 October 2006)

Gross:

£4,386,801 (UK) (1 December 2006)
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The film outgrossed its $12 million budget in its opening weekend. See more »

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When Mac discovers Tyler is dancing at the school for the first time and they go outside, Mac's shirt is buttoned on the lowest button. It then switches to being buttoned on the second lowest button, and then back to the lowest button. See more »

Quotes

Director Gordon: See, that's my concern... he's not taking this seriously.
Tyler Gage: Well, I'm sorry... it's just that you guys talk about dancing like it's rocket science or something.
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What Up!
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Performed by Rhymefest
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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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