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Battlefield America -- A young businessman hires an instructor to turn a group of misfit kids into a team on the underground dance competition circuit.
Battlefield America -- A young businessman hires an instructor to turn a group of misfit kids into a  team on the underground dance competition circuit.
Battlefield America -- A young businessman hires an instructor to turn a group of misfit kids into a  team on the underground dance competition circuit.

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Writers:
Marques Houston (screenplay)
Chris Stokes (screenplay)
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Release Date:
21 June 2012 (Singapore) See more »
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Tagline:
Where Kids Rule! See more »
Plot:
A young businessman who lands a community service sentence falls in with a group of misfit kids who need mentoring. With the help of a pro instructor, he works to get the kids ready for a big underground dance competition. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Marques Houston ... Sean Lewis

Mekia Cox ... Sarah Miller

Lynn Whitfield ... Ms. Parker
Tristen M. Carter ... Eric Smith

Chandler Kinney ... Chantel
Tracey Heggins ... Kimberly Aimes

Christopher Jones ... Hank 'The Shockwave' Adams (as Christopher Michael Jones)

JoJo Wright ... Ernie Garrison

Valarie Pettiford ... Ms. Williams

Gary Anthony Sturgis ... Eric Smith Sr.
Kida Burns ... Thomas 'Tommy' Brown
Neiko Keiyan ... Jeremiah Williams
Gavin Pecson ... Tyrone 'Chocolate' Jackson
Adam Cravens ... Trey 'Mute' Jordan
Zach Belandres ... Chu

Russell Ferguson ... Prime
Alexus Scelsi ... Samantha
Alyssa Chang ... Natalie

Michael Toland ... Mr. Greenwald

Big Boy ... Battlefield America Host

Edward Mandell ... Marv
Kyle Brooks ... Roger

Camren Bicondova ... Prissy
Kristopher Mangonon ... Kris
Kaela Elmido ... Gi Gi
Alexandria Porter ... Caroline

David Michie ... Glen Downing
Erika Guillory ... Casey

Bruce Katzman ... Judge Robinson

Ricky Harris ... Tyrone Jackson Sr.

Clifford McGhee ... The Alley Battle Host (as Clifford McGee)
Andre 'Zone' McGee ... Drug Dealer

Bruno Gunn ... Officer Ward (as Bruno Gioiello)

Tomi Townsend ... Naomi Jones
Kolanie Marks ... Audition Judge #2
Taki ... Audition Judge #3
Cameron Diskin ... Dr. Stone

Harry Zinn ... Mr. Taylor
Christopher Britto ... Opening Battle Security
Marques Stokes ... Battlefield America Kid Announcer - Jordan
Hannah Star Esser ... Battlefield America Kid Announcer - Julia

Dylan K. Shepherd ... Little Rascals Intro Battle Crew

Miles Brown ... Little Rascals Intro Battle Crew
Kyler Lein ... RNG as the 'Show-Stoppers'
Mikaylynn Williams ... Don & Roberts Employee
Kailani Buhain ... RNG as the 'Show-Stoppers'
Marina Morga ... RNG as the 'Show-Stoppers'
Jennique Derousseau ... RNG as the 'Show-Stoppers'
Aneeka Acode ... RNG as the 'Show-Stoppers'
Paiton Hamilton ... RNG as the 'Show-Stoppers'
Erin Anderson ... RNG as the 'Show-Stoppers'
Tanaka Nanako ... Baby Maation
Araki Ikumi ... Baby Maation
Maekawa Aiki ... Baby Maation
Ishibashi Kanna ... Baby Maation
Kishikawa Mahiru ... Baby Maation
Fujiki Aira ... Baby Maation
Kajiwara Airi ... Baby Maation
Mario Him ... Adult Dancer
Trayvion Crumble ... Adult Dancer
Ryan Yap ... Adult Dancer
Jaron Laquain ... Adult Dancer
Wayne Nguyen ... Adult Dancer
Brandon Jefferson ... Adult Dancer
Dana Fontanez ... Adult Dancer
Taylor Hughes ... Adult Dancer
Charles Carson ... Adult Dancer
Sean Phompanya ... Adult Dancer
Coleen Velasco ... Adult Dancer
Dylan Tizon ... Adult Dancer
Katelyn Rafter ... Adult Dancer
Gilberto Aguiniga ... Adult Dancer
Bernard Butler Jr. ... Adult Dancer
Phillysha Cottrell ... Adult Dancer
Eric Irvin ... Adult Dancer
Teona Spencer ... Adult Dancer
Carla Aponte ... Adult Dancer
Terrance Spencer ... Adult Dancer
Ivan Bactard ... Adult Dancer
Tai Lam ... Adult Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lyn Quinn ... Court Clerk

William 'Bill' Connor ... Dance contest attendee (uncredited)
Seth Cushman ... Fan (uncredited)

Seth Di Marco ... Background (uncredited)
Sean Eaton ... Tiger Lily (uncredited)
Scott Gerhardt ... Parent of Dance Contestant (uncredited)
Brittany Hopkins ... Barista (uncredited)
Christian Ijin Link ... Dance contest attendee (uncredited)
Abraham Ntonya ... Office Employee (uncredited)

Kristen Quintrall ... Bang Squad Fan (uncredited)

Chris Trousdale ... Duke (uncredited)
Christina Trinity White ... Kid in lobby (uncredited)
Sky Jordan White ... Kid in lobby (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Stokes 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marques Houston  screenplay
Chris Stokes  screenplay

Produced by
Sharif Ahmed .... producer
Gus L. Blackmon .... co-producer
Jason Charles .... executive producer
Kenneth Dixon .... co-producer
Kevin Douglas .... executive producer
Leslie Ezidore .... executive producer
Marques Houston .... producer
Jerome Jones .... producer
J. Christopher Owen .... producer
Marsha Powell .... executive producer
Chris Stokes .... producer
Geno Taylor .... executive producer
Zeus Zamani .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael J. Leslie 
 
Cinematography by
Miko Dannels 
 
Film Editing by
Sherril Schlesinger 
Harvey White 
 
Casting by
Natasha Ward 
 
Production Design by
Tema L. Staig 
 
Art Direction by
Keith Davidson 
 
Costume Design by
Marlena Campbell 
 
Makeup Department
Kari Koerper .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Gravender .... second second assistant director
Justin Jones .... first assistant director
Kristen Quintrall .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Vincent Albo .... construction coordinator
Vanessa Augustin .... art department assistant
Jonathan Bell .... property master
Rebecca Blount .... art production assistant
D. Bonadona .... art swing (as Danielle Bonadona)
Pam Chien .... graphic artist
Ashley Hasenyager .... carpenter
Kat Hess .... art coordinator
Nathaly Lopez .... scenic artist
Jessica Mahnke .... additional art department
Jessica Mahnke .... draftsperson
Kat McCargar .... art department production assistant
Kat McCargar .... swing
Tiffany Rindock .... painter
Nathalie Ruiz .... art department production assistant
John Thomas Schrad .... graphic art
Victoria Vieira .... scenic painter
 
Sound Department
Tara Alexis .... boom operator
Willy Allen .... supervising dialog editor
Willy Allen .... supervising sound editor
Sean Byrne .... audio post-conform
Lorita de la Cerna .... foley artist
Rob Embrey .... post sound coordinator
Paul Gonzales .... boom operator
Jackie Johnson .... dialogue editor
Peter D. Lago .... sound editor
Mark L. Mangino .... sound designer
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Matt Salib .... foley mixer
Ian Shedd .... dialogue editor
Kate Sheil .... foley mixer
Steven Utt .... sound recordist
Kelly Vandever .... re-recording mixer
Jacob Voelzke .... sound mixer
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer
Ben Whitver .... dialogue editor
 
Visual Effects by
Dave Corwin .... digital effects artist (as David Polcino)
Jean-Paul DeMars .... visual effects supervisor
Ken Kuykendall .... visual effects artist
Michael A. Martinez .... visual effects artist
Ian Mayberry .... additional compositing
Eric M. Klein .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David M. Adams .... lighting technician
Benny Bailey .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Caleb 'Muscles McGee' Bucy .... grip
Eric Carballo .... assistant camera
Victoria Chenoweth .... grip
Vasiliki Constantinou .... additional gaffer
Vasiliki Constantinou .... electrician
William B. Demeritt III .... camera operator
William B. Demeritt III .... steadicam operator
Mark Farney .... electrician
Melissa Fisher .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Tom Funk .... camera operator
Bryan Gilbert .... best boy grip
Zachary Helmer .... best boy electric
Jason Klinger .... grip
Justyn Moro .... digital image technician
Darrin P. Nim .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Victor J. Pancerev .... jib operator
Omar Pena .... dolly grip
Omar Pena .... grip
Omar Pena .... key grip
Zach Rasmussen .... gaffer
Nickolas Redfud .... rigging grip
Ari Robbins .... additional steadicam operator
Rick Sharf .... assistant camera
Rick Sharf .... first assistant camera
Jeff Stewart .... gaffer
Igor Tochilnikov .... chief lighting technician
Vernon Wynne .... rigging key grip
 
Casting Department
Randy Clark .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tesha Gamino .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Diego Borghello .... digital intermediate colorist
James Brill .... digital intermediate editor
Mark Gravender .... post-production coordinator
Brett Hedlund .... additional editor
Eric M. Klein .... digital intermediate producer
Michael Kuge .... post editor
Luis Alonso Meza .... international editor
 
Other crew
Mitra Ahouraian .... production attorney
Amy Arter .... script supervisor
Free Crawford .... choreographer
Kelly Donelson .... production coordinator
Dana Fontanez .... assistant
Kolanie Marks .... choreographer
Amparo O'Connell .... production staff
Marcus Poon .... production assistant
Chloe Puff .... assistant choreographer
Lindsay Rice .... production assistant
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving some drug material, and for some language
Runtime:
USA:106 min
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Marques Houston and Christopher Jones both acted together on You Got Served.See more »

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
What is wrong with you People?The world is losing hope in how a life can be changed by good influence or a positive message., 16 November 2012
Author: sarapearll from United States

I don't understand the negative reviews for this movie.This deserve a 10 stars.Something is definitely wrong with people when they do not care for a positive message in a movie.This movie was beyond great,had a touch of everything.It shows what can happen when a person's influence can change lives.These young boys had no hope,they could not see a promising future.The streets are what they knew,and of course,some of you can't relate, but if you are a fair person,then you will try to understand it from that viewpoint.I was not raised in a bad neighborhood,nor the streets, and i still totally get this movie.Life is about sacrifices and there were many a lessons in this movie that are based on real life for so many young people out there.This is their reality, and however fate made an entrance in these young boys life.It brought them someone that made them believe in themselves. Whether dance is an art to you, or not.Only the true artistic, and creative minds can get this.The art of dance comes in many forms.I don't know why you all just see it being a stereotypical movie.I do not think they are exploited in this movie.All the reviews that are voicing this opinion is so Wrong!The point i am making is, some can't understand because their mindset is stayed or stuck on only the parts of these little boys being kids and the street dancing.But people who are giving bad reviews are using half of their brain.If you were to consider their upbringing,then any good positive element or opportunity that can make them productive or get them in a positive frame of mind is the greatest thing. Of course,some part of it might not be realistic to some folks, but they are clearly missing the point of the movie.This is a great and positive not to forget encouraging movie,especially for young people.If you cannot see the positive part which outweigh the environment,then you are close-minded and out of touch with the generation of young people that enjoy this kind of dance.Some need dance to be a part of keeping them occupied and productive.Thumbs up to Marques Houston!He has done an exceptional job.I could watch this with my nieces and nephews many times and keep this in a collection of good movies.I applaud the message of this movie and i will leave close minded people with this quote from Albert Einstein."Imagination is more important than knowledge".

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