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Stomp the Yard (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 12 January 2007 (USA)
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When his brother is murdered, a street dancer moves to Georgia to work his way through college. He joins a fraternity's step dancing team for a competition. Will he also get an education and the girl?

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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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:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,833,312, 14 January 2007

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

At the nationals, TNT crew come down in a box, from which the assume positions. In the next scene, on the stage there is no track of the boxes pieces that fell apart. See more »

Quotes

Rich Brown: Can I ask a stupid question?
Sylvester: Better than anyone I know
Rich Brown: I just wanted to know why we're steppin in an empty pool.
Sylvester: Well, it was so we could keep our moves a secret.But who would want them?
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Connections

Referenced in Glee: Preggers (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Go
Written by Ozzy Osbourne (as J. Osbourne), Bob Daisley (as R. Daisley), Randy Rhoads (as R. Rhoades),
Trick Daddy (as M. Young), Lil Jon (as J. Smith), Jim Jonsin (as J. Scheffer), Twista (as M. Marshall), C. Young
Performed by Trick Daddy featuring Twista & Lil Jon
Published by Newman & Co. (PRS)/First-N-Gold (BMI)/Trick-N-Rick (BMI)
Admin. By First-N-Gold (BMI)/Stayin High Music (ASCAP)/liljon0017music (BMI)/Black Boy Hatchet (BMI)/First-N-Gold (BMI)/Warner-Chappell Publishing Co./Ya Daddy Publishing (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Slip-N-Slide Records/Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Contains excerpts from "Crazy Train"
Written by Ozzy Osbourne (as John Osbourne), Bob Daisley (as Robert Daisley) and Randy Rhoads
Performed by Ozzy Osbourne
Published by Newman & Co. (PRS)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Twista appears courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
Lil' Jon appears courtesy of TVT Records
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a really solid film ... but it's a real shame
3 June 2007 | by ReelRealSee all my reviews

The real shame is that someone might come to IMDb, see that this film is rated 2.6, think it's a legitimate rating, and not see this film. This is truly a solid film.

Yes, the film is predictable, and at times cliché. Most of these inspirational films aimed at young people are. But this film rises above most others. It hits it's notes very well, and the direction and choreography are on point. The performances - acting and dancing - were very good.

It's a shame that so many people have such hatred in their hearts that they won't expand their own minds by learning of cultures outside of their own. It's a shame that so many people who have obviously never seen this film used their time and energy to rate this film a 1. How pathetic is that? I'm glad that this film was a financial success, despite the "haters". I just feel sorry for the kinds of people who would make spreading hatred a part of their lives.

You can see by some of the comments made by some of the IMDb commentators, so to speak, that they never saw this film. It's also obvious that they know nothing of the subject of this film, stepping. These are the people who might want to see this film and learn of something new.

I, for one, am not big fan of "Greek" organizations. Still, I thought that the messages in, the performances in, and the overall execution of this film was better than any in this recent group of college age/friendship genre films.

I enjoy films of all types, and I can honestly say that this is a solid film for this genre. Also, it's new in subject matter, which makes it different from it's peer films.

If you're on the fence about seeing this film. You should see it. It's pretty much what you think it is from the trailers, but it's a very well made version.

I'd give the film a strong 7/10. For it's genre, however, it's as good as there is.


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