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Stomp the Yard (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 12 January 2007 (USA)
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When his brother is murdered, a street dancer moves to Georgia to work his way thru college. He joins a fraternity's step dancing team for a competition. Will he also get an education and the girl?

Director:

Sylvain White

Writers:

Robert Adetuyi (screenplay), Gregory Ramon Anderson (earlier screenplay) (as Gregory Anderson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Columbus Short ... DJ
Meagan Good ... April
Ne-Yo ... Rich Brown
Darrin Dewitt Henson ... Grant (as Darrin Henson)
Brian White ... Sylvester
Laz Alonso ... Zeke
Valarie Pettiford ... Jackie
Jermaine Williams ... Noel
Allan Louis ... Dr. Palmer
Harry Lennix ... Nate
Chris Brown ... Duron
Oliver Ryan Best Oliver Ryan Best ... Easy
Duain Richmond ... Mark (as Richmond Duain Martyn)
Justin Hires ... Byron
Sahr Ngaujah ... Harold
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Storyline

After the death of his brother, an expert street dancer goes to Georgia to attend Truth University. But his efforts to get an education and woo the girl he likes are sidelined when he joins in his fraternity's effort to win a step dancing competition. Written by Somone.

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Give it everything you've got See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of violence, some sexual material and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Steppin' See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,833,312, 14 January 2007

Gross USA:

$61,356,221

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,511,123
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rainforest Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene in which Duron tags a billboard to read "The future is ours" is a reference to a scene in the 1995 French film "La Haine." See more »

Goofs

When Mu Gamma Xi first confronts Theta Nu Theta in the yard, a banner declares the Wolves as 2006 champions. Later, when DJ joins the pythons, his pledge jacket says "Spring 06." If the Wolves had already won the 2006 championship, the semester in which the movie takes place could be no earlier than Spring 2007. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Zeke: Wolves!
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Connections

Referenced in Cougar Town: Something Big (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Gone in 60 Seconds
Written by F. Sargolini, G. Clomon, K. Bogan
Performed by FS Beatz featuring Northern League
Published by Sargolini Publishing (BMI)
Exclusively administered by Kobalt Music Publishing
Courtesy of Patriarch Recordings
By Arrangement with Sugaroo!
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Great Acting
28 January 2007 | by gm-dakatSee all my reviews

Reguardless of the other votes and forums I've read about this flick.. Firstly I don't think its racist why its gotten bad ratings... and heres why... Firstly I am white, not that it should matter.. Movie idea was unoriginal.. and in my opinion that effected ppls ratings on this movie.. They couldn't see past the idea that it was not a NEW IDEA.... blah blah blah. People are just watching the movies to be entertained and if they've seen something similar there not entertained where as there's the few of us out there that can appreciate great acting and with this movie its exactly that.. I really enjoyed drumline.. Possibly because I was a drummer in school but I've also enjoyed quite a few of "dance movies" even enjoyed them enough to buy on DVD.. This movie Stomp The Yard.. I DO intend to buy on DVD as soon as its available.. I do recommend seeing this movie regardless of what the few other ppl have rated this movie on.. I feel it unfairly got a bad IMDb rating because it was not original.. Hope this helps


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