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Step Up (2006)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Music | 11 August 2006 (USA)
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Tyler Gage receives the opportunity of a lifetime after vandalizing a performing arts school, gaining him the chance to earn a scholarship and dance with an up and coming dancer, Nora.

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Anne Fletcher

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Duane Adler (screenplay), Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Channing Tatum ... Tyler Gage
Jenna Dewan ... Nora Clark
Damaine Radcliff ... Mac Carter
De'Shawn Washington ... Skinny Carter
Mario ... Miles Darby
Drew Sidora ... Lucy Avila
Rachel Griffiths ... Director Gordon
Josh Henderson ... Brett Dolan
Tim Lacatena Tim Lacatena ... Andrew
Alyson Stoner ... Camille
Heavy D ... Omar
Deirdre Lovejoy ... Nora's Mom / Katherine Clark
Jane Beard Jane Beard ... Lena Freeman
Richard Pelzman Richard Pelzman ... Bill Freeman
Carlyncia S. Peck ... Mac's Mother (as Carlyncia Peck)
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Storyline

In Baltimore, the troublemaker and street dancer Tyler Gage lives with his foster parents in a lower class neighborhood. His best friends are Mac Carter and his little brother Skinny Carter and they used to hang around together, going to parties and stealing cars. After being expelled from a party, the trio breaks in the Maryland School of Arts and commits vandalism, destroying the stage. Tyler is arrested and sentenced to 200 hours of community service in the school and Director Gordon assigns him to help the janitor cleaning the place. One afternoon, the ballet dancer Nora Clark sees Tyler dancing in the parking area and when her partner Andrew has a strain and Tyler offers to help her in the choreography, she accepts the offer; they rehearsal and become close to each other while Tyler becomes friend of the students Miles Darby and Lucy Avila. When Andrew returns, Tyler that is known for quitting everything he starts gives up dancing and leaves Nora alone. After an incident, Tyler ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Every second chance begins with a first step.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, brief violence and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Step Up See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,659,573, 13 August 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$65,328,121, 19 October 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,194,847
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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The film outgrossed its $12 million budget in its opening weekend. See more »

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When Nora is talking to Director Gordon about Tyler being her new dance partner, there are a few papers lying around on her desk. In the next shot, the paper is tidy. But after Tyler repeats himself as "adequate", her desk is back to messy again. See more »

Quotes

Camille: Are you going to jail?
Tyler Gage: No, I'm not going to jail. But they will have to take me to jail if you don't start knocking. Get out of here.
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During the credits, clips from a contest held by the movie along with Ciara for dancers to submit videos via MySpace are shown. See more »

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A Wonderful and Delightful Surprise
7 November 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Baltimore, the troublemaker and street dancer Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum) lives with his foster parents in an Afro-American lower class neighborhood. His best friends are Mac Carter (Damaine Radcliff) and his little brother Skinny Carter (De'Shawn Washington) and they use to hang around together, going to parties and stealing cars. After being expelled of a party, the trio breaks in the Maryland School of Arts and commits vandalism, destroying the stage. Tyler is arrested and sentenced to 200 hours of community service in the school and Director Gordon (Rachel Griffiths) assigns him to help the janitor cleaning the place. One afternoon, the ballet dancer Nora Clark (Jenna Dewan) sees Tyler dancing in the parking area and when her partner Andrew (Tim Lacatena) has a strain and Tyler offers to help her in the choreography, she accepts the offer; they rehearsal and become close to each other while Tyler becomes friend of the students Miles Darby (Mario) and Lucy Avila (Drew Sidora). When Andrew returns, Tyler that is known for quitting everything he starts gives up dancing and leaves Nora alone. After an incident, Tyler has to decide to follow his dream or return to his life of rebel loser.

"Step Up" was a wonderful and delightful surprise for me. The heartwarming romantic story shows a perfect chemistry between Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, supported by a magnificent cast and awesome songs and choreographies of dance. There are also drama and tragedy, funny moments and I recalled Alan Parker's "Fame" and "Center Stage" with the students following their dreams in an art school. The characters are nice, the actors and actresses are excellent and I have really loved this movie. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Ela Dança, Eu Danço" ("She Dances, I Dance")


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