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Stomp the Yard (2007)

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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.

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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:

Step Show 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

In the step tournament there was 2000 extras used as the crowd, but they didn't know that this was a movie so they were really cheering and booing the steppers See more »

Goofs

In the first scene with DJ in his room, Rich changes shirts and picks up two hats, a green Atlanta Braves hat, and a green beret. Rich leaves the room wearing his green beret; yet later at the barbecue he is seen wearing the green baseball cap. See more »

Quotes

Sylvester: Payback's a bitch, ain't it?
Zeke: I'll see you at Nationals.
Sylvester: Yes you will.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ellen Page/Wilco (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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Undeserving of its rating.
28 November 2007 | by jordan2240See all my reviews

I'm often baffled at the ratings that some of the movies end up with out here. This movie is far better than a 3+. Unfortunately, I didn't catch the very beginning, but what I did see was entertaining and well-acted, just what one would usually expect from a film of any sort. Sure, the story's been told, as most stories have, but they all have something a little unique to offer. The dance sequences weren't necessarily awe-inspiring, but they also weren't drawn out so long as to bore you. All in all, I enjoyed this picture. My perspective comes from that of a middle-aged white guy, so it might be quite different from yours.


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