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Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)

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Romantic sparks occur between two dance students from different backgrounds at the Maryland School of the Arts.

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Following the death of her parents, teen-aged Andie West is living with her mother's best friend, Sarah. Andie, who doesn't care about school, is trying to figure out where she fits in in life. The only thing she loves is dancing with her street crew, the 410, led by Tuck. The 410 are the most notorious of the street crews in Baltimore and are wanted by the police for their acts of vandalism and public mischief. Sarah threatens to send Andie to live with relatives in Texas unless she cleans up her act, which includes ending her association with the 410 and trying harder at school. Andie's neighborhood friend, Tyler Gage, convinces Andie to audition for entry into the Maryland School of the Arts (MSA), an institution which ended up turning his life around for the better. Andie passes the audition but isn't sure she fits in there. The school's director, Blake Collins, isn't sure she fits in there either. Blake is a brilliant dancer but looks for conformity to his way. After learning ... Written by Huggo

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

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£2,358,003 (UK) (21 March 2008)

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$58,006,147 (USA) (16 May 2008)
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With a worldwide box office gross of $150,816,700, Step Up 2: The Streets (2008) outperformed its predecessor by just over $30 million. See more »

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In the final "Streets" competition, the DJ's mixer inside the venue changes between having iPods plugged into it and then being an turntable setup. When the competition moves outside, the iPod mixer is now in the trunk of the car with the sound system. See more »

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Moose: ...and then I was like, "Damn, your breath stinks, girl!"
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Andie: Why would you ever say that to her?
Moose: Cause I thought it would be cool.
Andie: Well, it wasn't!
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Written by Daniel Johnson, Trick Daddy (as Maurice Young), Richard Jones, Charles Young
Performed by Trick Daddy
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By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Moderately fun film
17 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Step Up 2 the streets" is a movie that is for a fun, "no-thinking" outing. The sequel to the popular "Step Up" was obviously not as good as the first (sequels and prequels never really are) but it was a fun film to watch.

There was a few good comedic scenes, and the street dancing really was incredible, especially at the end of the movie. This kind of movie is obviously going to be a little bit predictable and cheesy, but still- it's fun to see with some friends on a Saturday night.

Also, the soundtrack really helped improve the movie; there were many excellent, cool songs playing throughout the film, such as "The Way I are" by Timbaland and "Low" by Flo-rida ft. T-Pain.

If you give it a chance, you may enjoy it. It depends on whether or not you enjoy feel-good, funny dance movies. If not, then don't go see it! The final verdict: Step Up 2 is a moderately fun film.


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