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Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 14 February 2008 (USA)
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Romantic sparks occur between two dance students from different backgrounds at the Maryland School of the Arts.

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Following the death of her parents, teen-aged Andie West is living with her mother's best friend, Sarah. Andie, who doesn't care about school, is trying to figure out where she fits in in life. The only thing she loves is dancing with her street crew, the 410, led by Tuck. The 410 are the most notorious of the street crews in Baltimore and are wanted by the police for their acts of vandalism and public mischief. Sarah threatens to send Andie to live with relatives in Texas unless she cleans up her act, which includes ending her association with the 410 and trying harder at school. Andie's neighborhood friend, Tyler Gage, convinces Andie to audition for entry into the Maryland School of the Arts (MSA), an institution which ended up turning his life around for the better. Andie passes the audition but isn't sure she fits in there. The school's director, Blake Collins, isn't sure she fits in there either. Blake is a brilliant dancer but looks for conformity to his way. After learning ... Written by Huggo

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It's not where you're from. It's where you're at.

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language, some suggestive material and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Step Up 2  »

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Budget:

$17,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,125,429, 17 February 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,017,783, 22 May 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,816,700
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Trivia

Channing Tatum, who starred in Step Up (2006), reprises his role in a short cameo. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Chase greets Andie 'good morning sunshine', if you look carefully on the blue-green chair besides Andie, you could see that the chair turned. See more »

Quotes

Andie: Look, the streets is about where you're from. It's not some school talent show. There's no spring floors. There's no spotlights to use what you got and... what makes you think you got it, huh?
Chase Collins: Aren't you late for something, Andie?
[Andie gets angry and turns around and leaves]
Chase Collins: [smiles] Bye Andie West!
[Andie turns around to see him]
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.120 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Way I Are
Written by Nate Hills, Keri Hilson (as Keri Lynn Hilson), John M. Maultsby,
Garland Mosley, Tim Mosley, Balewa Muhammad (as Balewa M. Muhammad),
, Candice Clotiel Nelson
Performed by Tim Mosley (as Timbaland) featuring Keri Hilson & D.O.E.
Courtesy of Blackground/Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Way better than I expected!
18 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

I certainly didn't have high expectations for this movie, but I figured the dancing would be fun. My expectations were exceeded, WAY exceeded. Sure it has a predictable plot and it's nothing more than a right-side-of-the-tracks/wrong-side-of-the-tracks love story (Pretty in Pink, West Side Story, Romeo & Juliet, etc.), but the dancing was really incredible. I'm way older than the target audience and yet I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.

If you're looking for groundbreaking plot, acting, or directing, you won't find it here. But the acting/directing was just fine, and the dancing was stellar. If you're concerned with the acting, I guess that would be like going to an action movie and judging it based on the acting rather than the action.


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