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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.

Director:

Anne Fletcher

Writers:

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 ... 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 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jenna Dewan and Josh Henderson later starred together again in The Jerk Theory (2009), as the two main protagonists. See more »

Goofs

When Tyler is dancing at the club/party, he pops his collar. They go to a close up, and his collar is down, but when they pull back out, his collar is popped again. See more »

Quotes

Miles Darby: I left my G-4 at home.
Tyler Gage: [coughing] It's in his bag.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

References The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Up
Written by Ciara (as Ciara Princess Harris), Phalon Alexander and Chamillionaire (as Hakeem Seriki)
Produced by Jazze Pha
Performed by Ciara featuring Chamillionaire
Chamillionaire appears courtesy of Universal Records
Courtesy of LaFace Records
Under license from Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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following in others footsteps
1 January 2007 | by wrlangSee all my reviews

Step Up is a fair dance film about some kids that get their big performance break. The film is average in every way with little more for the viewer. A jock fights external prejudices to become a dancer with an accomplished partner and a teach who sees something special. The acting was fine, but the dialog and directing had little to add to overcoming a predictable story. None the less you still feel quite good about the outcome of the film. There were some dark scenes and some typical generalizations about dancers that went a little overboard. This is a class B+ film with moderate continuity errors and dialog mishaps. The scenery was good and the characters held true to life. It is worth the watch if you like that kind of film.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Gross USA:

$65,328,121

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,197,742
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2.39 : 1
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