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Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Musical | 14 February 2008 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mari Koda ...
Janelle Cambridge ...
Kmel Howell ...
K-Mel (as Kejamel 'K-Mel' Howell)
Jeff 'Rapid' Ogle ...


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

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)  »

Also Known As:

Step Up 2  »

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$17,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,125,429 (USA) (15 February 2008)


$58,006,147 (USA) (16 May 2008)

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Did You Know?


To prepare for the role of Chase Collins, Robert Hoffman actually went into the Baltimore city underground dance scene and participated in competitive break dance circles. See more »


In the final scene, after Andie talks to Director Chase and begins a conversation with Moose, she has a thick strand of hair across her forehead. In the next frame, her hair is slicked back again. See more »


Andie: Ow! Pointing hurts!
Blake Collins: Yeah, it's supposed to.
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Referenced in Dance Your Ass Off: Lights, Camera, Dance! (2009) See more »


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It's not where you're from. It's where you're at.
20 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A rebellious street dancer named Andie, part of Baltimore's most intimidating dance crew, the 410, who is given a chance to attend the prestigious Maryland School of the Arts. She finds it difficult to fit into her new school life while keeping her friends from the 410. Determined to prove her skills, she assembles an eclectic crew of classmates that includes Chase, the schools best dancer, to compete against the 410 in the premier underground dance battle in Baltimore, The Streets.

I quite enjoyed Step Up, although the plot was clichéd and predictable, but the dance moves were good. Now picture that, times TEN! Anyone crazy enough to see this movie for the plot should not see this film. Why would anyone see this movie? The dance moves.

There are double the dancing sequences and double the greatness! I was won over by it. The charming two leads and the lovable characters add as the cherry on top. The plot? There's nothing there. Been there. Done that. However, if you set your expectations right, you'll be surprised to turn out that you like this movie.

Obviously, if you're an older person, you may not like this movie as much as if you're a teen. Of course, the demographics for this movie is to attract teens. All in all, this is about a notch or two better than the original, but plotwise, it's the same. Watch this movie for the dances. Not the plot. Otherwise, the piece is entertaining.

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