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Step Up (2006)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Music | 11 August 2006 (USA)
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Tyler Gage receives the opportunity of a lifetime after vandalizing a performing arts school, gaining him the chance to earn a scholarship and dance with an up and coming dancer, Nora.

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Anne Fletcher

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Duane Adler (screenplay), Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Channing Tatum ... Tyler Gage
Jenna Dewan ... Nora Clark
Damaine Radcliff ... Mac Carter
De'Shawn Washington ... Skinny Carter
Mario ... Miles Darby
Drew Sidora ... Lucy Avila
Rachel Griffiths ... Director Gordon
Josh Henderson ... Brett Dolan
Tim Lacatena ... Andrew
Alyson Stoner ... Camille
Heavy D ... Omar
Deirdre Lovejoy ... Nora's Mom / Katherine Clark
Jane Beard Jane Beard ... Lena Freeman
Richard Pelzman Richard Pelzman ... Bill Freeman
Carlyncia S. Peck Carlyncia S. Peck ... Mac's Mother (as Carlyncia Peck)
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Storyline

In Baltimore, the troublemaker and street dancer Tyler Gage lives with his foster parents in a lower class neighborhood. His best friends are Mac Carter and his little brother Skinny Carter and they used to hang around together, going to parties and stealing cars. After being expelled from a party, the trio breaks in the Maryland School of Arts and commits vandalism, destroying the stage. Tyler is arrested and sentenced to 200 hours of community service in the school and Director Gordon assigns him to help the janitor cleaning the place. One afternoon, the ballet dancer Nora Clark sees Tyler dancing in the parking area and when her partner Andrew has a strain and Tyler offers to help her in the choreography, she accepts the offer; they rehearsal and become close to each other while Tyler becomes friend of the students Miles Darby and Lucy Avila. When Andrew returns, Tyler that is known for quitting everything he starts gives up dancing and leaves Nora alone. After an incident, Tyler ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Every second chance begins with a first step.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, brief violence and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Step Up See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,659,573, 13 August 2006

Gross USA:

$65,328,121

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,197,742
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Jenna Dewan and Josh Henderson later starred together again in The Jerk Theory (2009), as the two main protagonists. See more »

Goofs

When they are standing looking over the bay, we can see the port on the other side. There is a large ship which is being loaded. After there is a close up of the two talking and they are about to begin dancing we see the cranes are up and the ship has vanished. See more »

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Tyler Gage: I'm fighting for something that's real for the first time in my life!
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During the credits, clips from a contest held by the movie along with Ciara for dancers to submit videos via MySpace are shown. See more »

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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Dance Movies (2012) See more »

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Written by Novel and Robin Thicke
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A Wonderful and Delightful Surprise
7 November 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Baltimore, the troublemaker and street dancer Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum) lives with his foster parents in an Afro-American lower class neighborhood. His best friends are Mac Carter (Damaine Radcliff) and his little brother Skinny Carter (De'Shawn Washington) and they use to hang around together, going to parties and stealing cars. After being expelled of a party, the trio breaks in the Maryland School of Arts and commits vandalism, destroying the stage. Tyler is arrested and sentenced to 200 hours of community service in the school and Director Gordon (Rachel Griffiths) assigns him to help the janitor cleaning the place. One afternoon, the ballet dancer Nora Clark (Jenna Dewan) sees Tyler dancing in the parking area and when her partner Andrew (Tim Lacatena) has a strain and Tyler offers to help her in the choreography, she accepts the offer; they rehearsal and become close to each other while Tyler becomes friend of the students Miles Darby (Mario) and Lucy Avila (Drew Sidora). When Andrew returns, Tyler that is known for quitting everything he starts gives up dancing and leaves Nora alone. After an incident, Tyler has to decide to follow his dream or return to his life of rebel loser.

"Step Up" was a wonderful and delightful surprise for me. The heartwarming romantic story shows a perfect chemistry between Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, supported by a magnificent cast and awesome songs and choreographies of dance. There are also drama and tragedy, funny moments and I recalled Alan Parker's "Fame" and "Center Stage" with the students following their dreams in an art school. The characters are nice, the actors and actresses are excellent and I have really loved this movie. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Ela Dança, Eu Danço" ("She Dances, I Dance")


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