Step Up

August 11th, 2006

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Step Up

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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.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 6.1/10 (33,613 voted)

Critic's Score: 48/100

Director: Anne Fletcher

Stars: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Damaine Radcliff

In Baltimore, the troublemaker and street dancer Tyler Gage lives with his foster parents in an Afro-American 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 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 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...

Writers: Duane Adler, Melissa Rosenberg

Channing Tatum - Tyler Gage
Jenna Dewan-Tatum - Nora Clark (as Jenna Dewan)
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 - Lena Freeman
Richard Pelzman - Bill Freeman
Carlyncia S. Peck - Mac's Mother (as Carlyncia Peck)

Taglines: Every second chance begins with a first step.


Official Website: Official site [United States] | United International Pictures [France] |

Release Date: 11 August 2006

Filming Locations: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $20,659,573 (USA) (13 August 2006) (2 Screens)

Gross: $114,194,847 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The film outgrossed its $12 million budget in its opening weekend.

Continuity: In the scene where Tyler goes to the Maryland School of the Arts to apologize to Nora before the ballet class, they are walking along the side of the school, but as they walk, they don't make any progress down the sidewalk. The scene was clearly filmed in segments that don't coordinate.

Nora: So are you gunna ask me to dance?
Tyler Gage: I didn't know you could dance without your tights!

User Review

step up was GOOD.

Rating: 9/10

people keep talking about how awful "step up" was, or how it was such a waste of money. but now here are my two cents. it was, in fact, a good movie. the dancing was FABULOUS, and even though the acting could have improved, this movie was nothing short of amazing. the music was catchy and hot, and there was just enough romance in it to make it cute but not gross or sleazy. it had literally EVERYTHING you could ask for in a movie: romance, drama, comedy, and it was even slightly scary at some parts, too. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan did a great job. their dancing, along with everyone else's, was phenomenal. when i left the movie, i was actually inspired to be a dancer (even though i never will be.) the main reason people are turning down this movie is because of the acting. sure, the acting could have been better, but this movie was focusing on the DANCING. obviously you have to be a good actor to be in a movie, but the dancing was the main focus of this film. and i personally think the dancing was great. i couldn't ask for it to be better. this movie is definitely worth seeing, whether you're into hip-hop or not.

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