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Step Up

Rebellious street dancer Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum) gets an unexpected chance to Step Up to a new life when his community service sentence for vandalism lands him in a school for fine arts, under the tutelage of an aspiring dancing student named Nora (Jenna Dewan). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 103
Theater Release: 10 Aug 2006
Video Release: 02 Jul 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Using dance to straighten out youth problems is the central theme in the documentary Mad Hot Ballroom, as well as in the feature film Take the Lead. (Note: Jenna Dewan also had a role in the latter movie.) Relative newcomer Channing Tatum played a part in Coach Carter, a based-on-a-true-story adaptation about some troubled teens that find the path to a brighter future through the game of basketball.

Other films in this franchise include Step Up 2 The Streets and Step Up 3D.

Home Video Extra Features

Blu-ray Notes:Step UP

Release Date:3 July 2012

Step Up dances it’s way onto blu-ray, just before the franchise launches Step Up Revolution.

DVD Notes:Step UP

Release Date:18 December 2006

Step Up toe-taps its way onto DVD accompanied by deleted scenes, bloopers and a commentary with director/choreographer Anne Fletcher and stars Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan. Music and dance fans can also check out the featurette MySpace.com Dance Contest Videos and the music videos Get Up 2 (Ciara Featuring Chamillionaire), Give it Up to Me (Sean Paul Featuring Keyshia Cole) and Step Up (Samantha Jade). Audio tracks are available in English and French (both Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

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