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Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 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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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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14 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Step Up 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,125,429, 17 February 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,017,783, 22 May 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,816,700
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the rain dance, Smiles is sometimes wearing a gray jacket and sometimes not. See more »

Quotes

Moose: [after tasting tofu dog, sings:] Tastes like candy canes - at Christmas.
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Connections

References The Hills (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Lights Off
Written by Daniel Johnson, Trick Daddy (as Maurice Young), Richard Jones, Charles Young
Performed by Trick Daddy
Courtesy of Slip-N-Slide Records/Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Way better than I expected!
18 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

I certainly didn't have high expectations for this movie, but I figured the dancing would be fun. My expectations were exceeded, WAY exceeded. Sure it has a predictable plot and it's nothing more than a right-side-of-the-tracks/wrong-side-of-the-tracks love story (Pretty in Pink, West Side Story, Romeo & Juliet, etc.), but the dancing was really incredible. I'm way older than the target audience and yet I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.

If you're looking for groundbreaking plot, acting, or directing, you won't find it here. But the acting/directing was just fine, and the dancing was stellar. If you're concerned with the acting, I guess that would be like going to an action movie and judging it based on the acting rather than the action.


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