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Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 1 November 2008 (USA)
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A self-trained dancer from the streets of Detroit finds her way after auditioning for the most prestigious ballet academy in New York.

Director:

Steven Jacobson

Writers:

Carol Heikkinen (based on characters created by), Karen Bloch Morse
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenny Wormald ... Tommy Anderson
Rachele Brooke Smith ... Kate Parker
Sarah Jayne Jensen ... Suzanne Von Stroh
Nicole Muñoz ... Bella Parker
Christopher Russell ... Sal
Peter Gallagher ... Jonathan Reeves
Ethan Stiefel ... Cooper Nielsen
Christian Vincent ... Harris
Daniela Dib ... Allison
Crystal Lowe ... Lexi
Lucia Walters ... Monica Straus
Cody Green ... Nick Hoffman
Jacqueline Ann Steuart Jacqueline Ann Steuart ... Valerie Taft (as Jacqueline Steuart)
Keith Martin Gordey Keith Martin Gordey ... Mr. Von Stroh (as Keith Gordey)
Anthony Harrison ... Mr. Parker
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Storyline

A self-trained dancer from the streets of Detroit finds her way after auditioning for the most prestigious ballet academy in New York.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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From the streets to the stage. The dream remains the same.

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Center Stage 2 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

G4's "Attack of the Show" star Candice Bailey auditioned for the film. During a director call back, she had to dance. During which she fell on her face. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie there is a dance scene taking place in the streets of Detroit, in it cars are shown with front and back Michigan license plates. In Michigan there are no front license plates only rear ones. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Anderson: OK, well I suck at it and I need some help.
Kate Parker: Well that's why your at the ABA.
Tommy Anderson: Yeah, I know they'll give me steps but they can't give me what I really need.
Kate Parker: And what do you really need?
Tommy Anderson: Fire.
Kate Parker: What?
Tommy Anderson: My instructor told me to find fire.
Kate Parker: What, and I look like two sticks you can rub together?
Tommy Anderson: Kind of.
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Connections

Follows Center Stage (2000) See more »

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Ten Things To Prove
Written by Amali Ward, Beau Golden, Michael Avenaim
Performed by Amali Ward
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Absolutely love it!!
9 January 2010 | by ysic2See all my reviews

I can't believe how underrated this film is and how critical some have been about this film. When I first watched it. I was hooked on every scene. I showed this movie to so many of my friends and family that love dance movies and just a feel good film, they all said how good this movie was. The dancing is spectacular by the main character Kate. She is absolutely gorgeous, sexy and really knows how to dance.

The acting ability was flawed in a couple of instances but we are talking about people who more than likely have dancing as their first love and profession and acting as an add on so please! ease up all you massively criticizing people out there. WE are only talking about a few instances here anyway not the whole film.

I like this film more than the first, I've gotta say. There will be people that will disagree but if you are looking for a light hearted feel good film to watch with plenty of dancing, give this one a go.


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