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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tyler Gage
... Nora Clark
... Mac Carter
... Skinny Carter
... Miles Darby
... Lucy Avila
... Director Gordon
... Brett Dolan
Tim Lacatena ... Andrew
... Camille
... Omar
... Nora's Mom / Katherine Clark
Jane Beard ... Lena Freeman
Richard Pelzman ... Bill Freeman
... 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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Every second chance begins with a first step.

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Crime | Drama | Music | Romance

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

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Also Known As:

Let's Dance  »

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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Tyler is dancing in the last dance, after he lifts Nora he puts on a shirt and his hat. When he puts on his hat, the cap is turned to the left, one shot later the cap of the hat is turned backwards. See more »

Quotes

Nora: So are you going to ask me to dance?
Tyler Gage: I didn't know you could dance without your tights!
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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 Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Halloween II (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

80's Joint
Written by Raphael Saadiq, Kelis (as Kelis Rogers), Robert Ozuma, and Robert Bacon
Performed by Kelis
Courtesy of LaFace Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Save the Last Dirty Dancing, but overall a treat
12 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

While several portions of this movie were textbook cliché, I thoroughly enjoyed every second of it. Usually I don't bother with mainstream, commercial movies that are so obviously and unabashedly manufactured to sell to a teenage audience, but I had seen Channing Tatum in She's the Man (another movie that I was hesitant to see, but didn't regret it afterward), and thought he was absolutely gorgeous! Step Up would not have been as good as it was without him. He made even some of the more awkward lines of the script sound original and I really enjoyed watching him bust a move. Several parts were genuinely amusing and heart-warming despite the well-worn story of a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks who falls in love with the uptight rich dancer. Overall, it was pure fluffy entertainment, like Save the Last Dirty Dancing. Just don't go in expecting much or analyze it too deeply and you'll enjoy it as much as I did.


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