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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:

Beyond pride. Beyond rivalry. Beyond tradition. 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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During filming and practices they actually kept both "fraternities" (Mu Gamma and Theta Nu) apart at all times so the routines would be a secret and so the actors could develop a strong sense of competition. See more »

Goofs

In the opening dance sequence, the "bunny head mask" appears and disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

April: Hi.
DJ: What's up? What's wrong?
April: Nothing.
DJ: Hey you know, if you wanna talk, I'm here.
April: Thanks.
DJ: All right.
April: [notices DJ jacket] Congratulations. Why didn't you tell me you pledged?
DJ: Maybe I wanted to surprise you.
April: As if I didn't already know. What?
DJ: I like your earrings. They're nice. They're new, right?
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Glee: Preggers (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Under the Perfumed Thorns
Written by David Palmer & Chuck Kentis
Performed by Damned Don't Cry
Published by Commander Bond (ASCAP), Kentis Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Coda Music
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Don't take things so seriously, this was a fun movie
21 January 2007 | by ankurd21See all my reviews

I walked into this movie knowing nothing about it other than that ridiculous line from the previews in which Sway is yelling, "I've never seen stepping like this before!" But I knew better than to take it seriously. Of course this wasn't a great movie in the sense of being a work of art. It didn't break any new ground thematically, cinematically, or culturally. But let's be honest, it had no such intentions. This movie was designed to be watched purely for entertainment value. And in that respect, it was successful.

A large part of the movie's appeal probably just came from laughing at the particularly inane moments - "TNT is the most powerful explosive known to man!" - but let's not kid ourselves, the creators meant for things to be this way. And give credit where due - the dance scenes are definitely impressive at points. So while this movie undoubtedly deserves its poor reviews, I frankly had a lot of fun watching it. So if you go in with the right expectations, this can be an enjoyable movie. And please, don't be so sensitive that you get offended by the "perpetuation of African American stereotypes." Just get over it.


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