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

Step Up

Step Up is a 2006 dance/romance film directed by Anne Fletcher.

The film follows the tale of the disadvantaged Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum) and the privileged modern dancer Nora Clark (Jenna Dewan), who find themselves paired up in a showcase that determines both of their futures. Realizing that they only have one chance, they finally work together.

A sequel to the film, titled Step Up 2 the Streets, was released on February 14, 2008.

Plot

Tyler Gage is an Irish American boy growing up in slum neighborhood, who spends much of his time hanging out among Black boys - in particular the brothers Mac and Skinny Carter. The three of them play basketball, go to parties and are on occasion involved in petty crime - especially stealing cars.

After tangling at a party with a gangster known as P.J., who pulls a gun and is quite capable of using it, the three beat a hasty retreat. Wandering the street in frustration, they break into the Maryland School of Arts - which they regard as "the hangout of rich kids", not realizing that most of its pupils are there on scholarship - and damage many of the props in the school's theatre.

When a security guard appears, Tyler helps the other two escape and accepts the blame. He is sentenced to 200 hours of community service, which he has to serve at the school. While working, he watches a dance class and meets Nora Clark a student preparing for her "senior showcase." The performance could determine if she gets a job with a dance company. Later, Tyler mockingly shows his friends some of the dance moves he learned while watching the school's ballet dancers, mixing them with break-dance and street dance moves.

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Cast

» Channing Tatum as Tyler Gage
» Jenna Dewan as Nora Clark
» Mario as Miles Darby
» Drew Sidora as Lucy Avila
» Heavy D as Omar
» Damaine Radcliff as Mac Carter
» De'Shawn Washington as Skinny Carter
» Josh Henderson as Brett Dolan
» Deirdre Lovejoy as Katherine Clark
» Alyson Stoner as Camille Gage
» Rachel Griffiths as Director Gordan

Soundtrack

The lead singles from the soundtrack are Sean Paul & Keyshia Cole's "Give It Up To Me" Remix and Ciara single, "Get Up" featuring Chamillionaire. It was released August 8. Other tracks include Kelis' "80s Joint", Anthony Hamilton's "Dear Life", Youngbloodz's "Imma Shine" and Petey Pablo's "Show Me Tha Money". The title track is performed by newcomer Samantha Jade and produced by Wyclef Jean.

Tracklist:
» Bout it - Yung Joc / 3LW
» Get Up - Ciara / Chamillionaire
» (When You Gonna) Give it Up to Me - Sean Paul / Keyshia Cole
» Show Me the Money - Petey Pablo
» 80's Joint - Kelis
» Step Up - Samantha Jade
» Say Goodbye - Chris Brown
» Dear Life - Anthony Hamilton
» For the Love - Mario / Drew Sidora
» Ain't Cha - Clipse
» Imma Shine - YoungBloodz
» Feelin' Myself - Dolla
» Til the Dawn - Drew Sidora
» Lovely - Deep Side
» U Must Be - Gina Rene
» Made - Jamie Scott