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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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dance | student | audition | sequel | rain | See more »

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It's not where you're from. It's where you're at.

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Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, some suggestive material and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 February 2008 (USA)  »

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Step Up 2  »

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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,358,003 (UK) (21 March 2008)

Gross:

$58,006,147 (USA) (16 May 2008)
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Jon M. Chu:  The director in the scene with the stunt double rehearsing, during the crew-recruiting montage. See more »

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During the last dance scene (in the rain), the character "Cable" (Harry Shum Jr.) with the tan hat has a jacket in some scenes and no jacket in others as do "Smiles" and "Hair". See more »

Quotes

Andie: I remember the first time I saw someone move like they were from another planet, I couldn't keep my eyes away. I was little mom took me to a jam session in the neighborhood, it started off small but word spread and soon some of the best dancers around were showing up to compete in something they eventually called the streets. It became home, I got a front row seat to history. I wanted to glide and spin and fly like they did, but it didn't come easy. My mom would tell me don't give up, just be ...
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 16 February 2008 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Everything I Can't Have
Written by Moises Vivanco, Robin Thicke, James Gass
Performed by Robin Thicke
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "Malambo No. 1"
Performed by Yma Sumac
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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See it for the dancing!!
23 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story lacks substance, but I did not see the movie for story... I saw it for the dancing and the dancing was great. I love all dance movies though. This was definitely the movie with the best dancing, but not necessarily the best storyline. Take the Lead was a better story, but the dancing could not compare. The new characters were cool too. They had pretty good chemistry. The movie kept me totally entertained the whole time even though it was totally predictable. Like I said the dancing was what I wanted to see and I was not at all disappointed. The last 15 minutes of the movie made it definitely worth an hour and a half of my time. If you like dancing you'll love it... if you don't then you won't!


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