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Step Up (2006)

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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

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 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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Details

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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Jenna Dewan had her tattoos covered up specially for the film. See more »

Goofs

Tyler is eating with his foster family the day he is approved to rehearse with Nora. The logo on the cups and bags on the dinner table is for a fast food chain in the Western US. There are none in Baltimore, MD, where the movie is set. The nearest (according to the company's website) is in Oklahoma, more than 1,500 miles away. 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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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 »

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Referenced in The Duff (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Lovely
Written by R. Huggins and M. Espinosa
Performed by Deep Side
Courtesy of Jive Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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User Reviews

 
step up was GOOD.
14 August 2006 | by avoisawesomeSee all my reviews

people keep talking about how awful "step up" was, or how it was such a waste of money. but now here are my two cents. it was, in fact, a good movie. the dancing was FABULOUS, and even though the acting could have improved, this movie was nothing short of amazing. the music was catchy and hot, and there was just enough romance in it to make it cute but not gross or sleazy. it had literally EVERYTHING you could ask for in a movie: romance, drama, comedy, and it was even slightly scary at some parts, too. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan did a great job. their dancing, along with everyone else's, was phenomenal. when i left the movie, i was actually inspired to be a dancer (even though i never will be.) the main reason people are turning down this movie is because of the acting. sure, the acting could have been better, but this movie was focusing on the DANCING. obviously you have to be a good actor to be in a movie, but the dancing was the main focus of this film. and i personally think the dancing was great. i couldn't ask for it to be better. this movie is definitely worth seeing, whether you're into hip-hop or not.


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