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Stomp the Yard (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 12 January 2007 (USA)
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After the death of his brother, an expert street dancer goes to Georgia to attend Truth University. But his efforts to get an education and woo the girl he likes are sidelined when he joins... See full summary »

Director:

Sylvain White

Writers:

Robert Adetuyi (screenplay), Gregory Ramon Anderson (earlier screenplay) (as Gregory Anderson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Columbus Short ... DJ
Meagan Good ... April
Ne-Yo ... Rich Brown
Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Grant (as Darrin Henson)
Brian White ... Sylvester
Laz Alonso ... Zeke
Valarie Pettiford ... Jackie
Jermaine Williams ... Noel
Allan Louis ... Dr. Palmer
Harry Lennix ... Nate
Chris Brown ... Duron
Oliver Ryan Best Oliver Ryan Best ... Easy
Duain Richmond ... Mark (as Richmond Duain Martyn)
Justin Hires ... Byron
Sahr Ngaujah ... Harold
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Storyline

After the death of his brother, an expert street dancer goes to Georgia to attend Truth University. But his efforts to get an education and woo the girl he likes are sidelined when he joins in his fraternity's effort to win a step dancing competition. Written by Somone.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A kid from the streets. A team with some heat. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of violence, some sexual material and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Steppin' See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,876,318, 14 January 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$61,356,221

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,511,123
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rainforest Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene in which Duron tags a billboard to read "The future is ours" is a reference to a scene in the 1995 French film "La Haine." See more »

Goofs

In the scene where April is tutoring DJ in the library, she has on a pair of earrings but in between shots, one earring disappears and then reappears again in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Rich Brown: All right. There are only a select few things of mine that are absolutely off limits ai'ight; my toothbrush, my toothpaste, my shaving cream,and my condoms.Magnums, of course. You know about the gold packs? other than that playboy anything else of mine you're welcome to; Rich Brown?
DJ: DJ
Rich Brown: Nice to meet you sir
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Connections

Referenced in Eagle Eye (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

This Woman's Work
Written by Kate Bush
Performed by Maxwell
Published by EMI Music Publishing LTD., Noble & Brite LTD., Screen-Gems EMI Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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No Masterpiece but entertaining!
29 May 2007 | by tyler-johnsenSee all my reviews

I know. The idea is not really original, but yet i have to admit the characters and the acting is not bad. The moves are pretty good, too. What i really did not like was the plot points. Everything was so obvious. Especially in the end. I knew exactly what was going to happen. Yet a gread show

I actually enjoyed the leading actor very much.

I've seen Street Style and Step up. Whereby i think Stomp the Yard cannot keep up with Step up, it is definitely betther than Street Style.

  • 2 stars because it is not a genuine idea - 1 star because the plot points a very easy to foresee - 1 Star for bad dialogue sometimes


... which leaves 6 out of 10 for an enjoyable movie. If you like the genre, go see it.


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