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You Got Served (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music | 30 January 2004 (USA)
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In order to achieve their dream of opening a recording studio, two friends (Omarion, Houston) must first win their city's dance contest -- a fierce competition that pits them against a group of tough street dancers.

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Chris Stokes (as Christopher B. Stokes)

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Chris Stokes (as Christopher B. Stokes)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Omarion ... David (as Omari Grandberry)
Marques Houston ... Elgin
Jennifer Freeman ... Liyah
Jarell Houston ... Rico
Lil' Fizz ... Rashann (as Dreux Frederic)
Raz B ... Vick (as DeMario Thornton)
Marty Dew ... Marty
Jerome Jones Jerome Jones ... Sonny
Tanee McCall ... Toya (as Tuere 'Tanee' McCall)
Malcolm David Kelley ... Lil Saint
Meagan Good ... Beautifull
Steve Harvey ... Mr. Rad
Christopher Jones ... Wade
Robert Hoffman ... Max (as Robert James Hoffman III)
Michael Taliferro ... Emerald (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)
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Storyline

YOU GOT SERVED follows the competitive world of street dancing where crews battle each other for money and respect. Elgin and David are best friends and leaders of the best dance crew in the area. When another town's top group challenges them to a battle, David and Elgin, along with their buddies, must create and perfect the most cutting edge moves in order to remain on top. The stakes are raised as friends double-cross each other and true motives are revealed. When the biggest battle comes to town, David and Elgin must work past their differences to prove that they are still the best crew on the streets. Written by anonymous

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Taglines:

If you want respect, you've got to take it See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and sexual references | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

You Got Served See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,123,105, 1 February 2004

Gross USA:

$40,363,810

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,631,561
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

It took the dancers two weeks to learn the opening dance sequence. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the second battle the girl in the gray jacket unzips her jacket. in the next shot you see her unzip the same hoodie. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Rad: Time. Yeah. Now that's what I'm talking about. Yeah! I like it like this. These two crews right here is what I call bad. I'm talking bad as in utter bad. But it's up to you to decide which crew walks away with this here $600 in the hat.
[crowd cheers]
Mr. Rad: Okay, let's settle down. Let's settle down, now. Now, by round of applause, you decide who the baddest crew is tonight. Let's hear it for Vick's crew.
[cheers, applause]
Mr. Rad: All right, let's hear it for David and Elgin's crew.
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Pump It Up
Written by Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), Ronald Bell, George Funky Brown (as George Brown),
Joe Budden, Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Claydes Smith, Justin Smith,
, Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas) and Richard Westfield
Performed by Joe Budden
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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a painful experience
16 October 2004 | by enirehtac8See all my reviews

Seeing this movie was a painful experience!!!!! all i can say is "i got served!". The plot just seemed like some teenager's badly thought through daydream. The story line was a mess seeming to be made of ideas randomly taken from every cheesy teenage movie ever made. The acting was terrible, as was the script. The writers seemed to believe that to make it authentic "street" talk words such as "you'll", "whack" and "homeboy" had to be inserted thrice in every line. Every character seems to be created from the same cardboard cut-out stereo type, including all peripheral characters, such as the doctors and nurses. The only positive things i can say about the movie is that the dancing was wonderfully choreographed and performed and the music was new and fresh. The grandmother (who appears for about 5 minuets) was the best character in the movie, the actress, Esther Scott, did very well with the dreadful script and actually made the movie enjoyable, at least for a minuet.


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