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In this dance-by-number plot, an African American youth named DJ (Columbus Short) leaves his troubled life in LA behind after he is given the opportunity to attend an Atlanta university. As expected, new problems arise on campus when two rival fraternities learn of his street-style dance moves, which they both desperately want in order to win a national step show competition.
Why Is Stomp the Yard Rated PG-13?
Stomp the Yard is rated PG-13 for a scene of violence, some sexual material and language.
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This movie’s primary character certainly moves in a positive direction as he leaves his street life in Los Angeles and becomes a responsible college student desiring to earn a degree. To illustrate the contrast between his two lives, we see a street fight that results in his brother being shot to death (some blood is seen). Pushing and shoving confrontations occur in other scenes and contention grows within a romantic triangle. Sexual content includes suggestive dancing by males and females and a couple of remarks involving condoms including one man who proudly displays his supply. Frequent moderate profanities are included along with a possible obscene finger gesture and some social drinking in a bar atmosphere.
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A young delinquent is given the opportunity to improve his dance steps when he is sentenced to do community service in the film Step Up. An aspiring ballerina uses her hip-hop skills to keep kids off the rough city streets when she offers a dance class in the movie Honey. Drumline is yet another film in which a young man (this time from Harlem) is provided a chance to turn his life around in Georgia.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Dust off your dance moves with the release of Stomp The Yard on DVD, Blu-ray and UMD. And if that’s not enough "Steppin’" for you, check out the featurette Battles. Rivals. Brothers.—the story behind Stomp The Yard, two extended dance sequences Get Buck and Opening Battle, and/or listen to the filmmaker commentary. There is also a gag reel and the deleted scene The Clean Up.