Sara wants to be a ballerina, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her mother. She moves in with her father, who she has not seen for a long time. He lives on the other side of town, in a predominantly Black neighborhood. She gets transferred to a new school where she is one of the few White students there. She becomes friends with Chenille, and later, falls in love with Chenille's brother, Derek.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content, language and brief drug references
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When everyone goes to Steppes together for the first time, Chenille tells Sarah that her son Christopher's father is coming over to them. Her lips do not match her words.
Let's put some S-E-X in those H-I-Ps!
The DVD features four deleted scenes:
Record Store: A scene after the first night at Steps. Snook tries to talk a girl and gets shot down. He gives Derek the last copy of a CD. Sara shops for some hip-hop CDs and flirts with Derek. Jazz Club: Sara goes to see her father play. Chenille's Apartment: Kenny and Chenille argue about their son and talk about their relationship before the baby. Playground: Kenny and Chenille talk in a park. See more
Everything Iz Buzziness
Written and Performed by
Shawty Redd See more
12 January 2001 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Save the Last Dance
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Opening Weekend USA: $23,444,930,
14 January 2001
Gross USA: $91,057,006
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $131,706,809
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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