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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Briana Evigan ... Andie
Robert Hoffman ... Chase
Adam Sevani ... Moose (as Adam G. Sevani)
Cassie Ventura ... Sophie
Danielle Polanco ... Missy
Christopher Scott ... Hair
Mari Koda Mari Koda ... Jenny Kido
Janelle Cambridge Janelle Cambridge ... Fly
Luis Rosado ... Monster
Harry Shum Jr. ... Cable
LaJon Dantzler ... Smiles
Telisha Shaw ... Felicia
Black Thomas ... Tuck
Kmel Howell Kmel Howell ... K-Mel (as Kejamel 'K-Mel' Howell)
Jeff 'Rapid' Ogle Jeff 'Rapid' Ogle ... Rapid
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

14 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Step Up 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Box Office

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Moose mentions that Blake Collins left MSA to dance with the Royal Ballet. Will Kemp (who plays Collins) was actually turned down by the Royal Ballet. See more »

Goofs

Blake Collins doesn't do one thing right for all intents and purposes he is out of order. See more »

Quotes

Chase Collins: So that's it, huh?
Andie: [sighs] I guess so...
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Alternate Versions

Also released in a 3D version. See more »

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Referenced in MADtv: Episode #13.16 (2008) See more »

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Work It
Written by Baby Blue Whoaaaa (as Diamond Blue Smith), Spectacular Smith (as Spectacular Blue Smith), Slick Em (as Corey Mathis), Joseph Blue Smith
Performed by Pretty Ricky feat. Ckravin
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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It's not where you're from. It's where you're at.
20 February 2008 | by moviewizguySee all my reviews

A rebellious street dancer named Andie, part of Baltimore's most intimidating dance crew, the 410, who is given a chance to attend the prestigious Maryland School of the Arts. She finds it difficult to fit into her new school life while keeping her friends from the 410. Determined to prove her skills, she assembles an eclectic crew of classmates that includes Chase, the schools best dancer, to compete against the 410 in the premier underground dance battle in Baltimore, The Streets.

I quite enjoyed Step Up, although the plot was clichéd and predictable, but the dance moves were good. Now picture that, times TEN! Anyone crazy enough to see this movie for the plot should not see this film. Why would anyone see this movie? The dance moves.

There are double the dancing sequences and double the greatness! I was won over by it. The charming two leads and the lovable characters add as the cherry on top. The plot? There's nothing there. Been there. Done that. However, if you set your expectations right, you'll be surprised to turn out that you like this movie.

Obviously, if you're an older person, you may not like this movie as much as if you're a teen. Of course, the demographics for this movie is to attract teens. All in all, this is about a notch or two better than the original, but plotwise, it's the same. Watch this movie for the dances. Not the plot. Otherwise, the piece is entertaining.


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