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 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

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Taglines:

Every second chance begins with a first step.

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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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Trivia

At least three cast members, Deirdre Lovejoy, Melvin Jackson Jr. and Shaunté Usual, have all appeared in The Wire (2002). See more »

Goofs

When Mac discovers Tyler is dancing at the school for the first time and they go outside, Mac's shirt is buttoned on the lowest button. It then switches to being buttoned on the second lowest button, and then back to the lowest button. See more »

Quotes

Miles Darby: Look I can play it all right? I just prefer playing with myself.
Tyler Gage: Whoa, what?
Lucy Avila: He makes it too easy.
Miles Darby: No, not playing with myself. Just listen.
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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

Referenced in Asylum (2014) See more »

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Attention Please
Written by Ryan Tedder (as Ryan "Alias" Tedder)
Performed by Alias
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STEP UP to a magical film of dance, diversity, rhythm and blues
4 September 2006 | by screenwriter-14See all my reviews

What a wonderful surprise to find such a terrific film of dance and music in STEP UP and the actors/dancers were out of this world. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan are magic on the screen and the music is sensational. My friend, Alia, from UCLA, had raved about this film and wanted me to see it, and I am so glad that I did. I found not only the music and dancing, but the story set in the jungle of a big city of young black men and a young white man struggling to survive and come up with fulfilling lives, to be a journey that is true to the lives of so many young men and women today in metropolitan cities in the USA.

Duane Adler and Melissa Rosenberg have created a film in STEP UP that just hits your heart and soul with the character development created through the actors music and dance, and the sets and costumes which fit each character. I didn't want this film to end, but the last scene is just the one you wanted to see and feel. With STEP UP, you have a strong story, incredible music, wonderful young actors in a diverse world, and the hope that now their young lives can really begin. Loved this film.


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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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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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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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