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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 ... 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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Popular artist Sean Paul's music is used on this film. Years later there would be a popular theory that Sean Paul is unable to say anything other than "Billy-Bong-Bong" 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

Director Gordon: And you say that he can dance?
Nora: He's adequate.
Tyler Gage: Adequate?
Director Gordon: See. That's my concern. He's not taking this seriously.
Tyler Gage: Look, I'm sorry. It's just y'all are talking about dancing like it's rocket science or something.
Nora: It's just for a couple of weeks. Until Andrew gets better.
Tyler Gage: Yeah.
Director Gordon: This would be your risk Nora. It's your Senior piece.
Nora: I know.
Director Gordon: Well, don't make me regret my decision.
[...]
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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

Spoofed in Dance Flick (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Crazy Strings
Written and Performed by Chris N Drop
Produced by Chris Paultre and Derrick Braxton
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Love the dance (and music), forget the story
12 November 2006 | by harry_tk_yungSee all my reviews

You've seen it all – feel-good story of deprived, delinquent kid finding the meaning of life, dedicated effort culminating in an upbeat dance finale, rich-girl-poor-guy routine, and a whole bunch of familiar situations. But, if the dance and music are good, you'll tend to forget the improbable, unlikely, illogical, contrived story and plot. Given the lame script, top choreographer Anne Fletcher's first crack at directing didn't come off too badly, partly because of the wise use of very short scenes. As to the dance routines, with her credentials, you wouldn't expect anything less than good, and the movie does deliver in that department. The stimulating fusion of hip hop and ballet is well synchronized with fusion in the music. While the attention would obviously be on the showcase number that the protagonists are developing, I also like one particular scene at a gig, when the two sidekicks sing on stage while the two leads do their thing on the dance floor. This scene has the beauty of exciting spontaneity not seen elsewhere in the movie.


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