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Stomp the Yard (2007)

 -  Drama | Music | Romance  -  12 January 2007 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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DJ
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Grant (as Darrin Henson)
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Sylvester
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Zeke
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Jackie
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Dr. Palmer
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Nate
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Harold
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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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Beyond the pride. Beyond the rivalry. Beyond the tradition. See more »

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Drama | Music | Romance

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

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Release Date:

12 January 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Step Show  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£191,716 (UK) (16 March 2007)

Gross:

£353,695 (UK) (23 March 2007)
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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 Sylvester wants DJ to lead the step at nationals, DJ tells Sylvester that he has waited for four years to beat Gamma Mu. In earlier scenes we can see that DJ has on a pledge jacket that says Spring 06 and Sylvester has one that says Spring 04. If Sylvester waited four years then his pledge jacket should have said Spring 02. See more »

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April: Hi.
DJ: What's up? What's wrong?
April: Nothing.
DJ: Hey you know, if you wanna talk, I'm here.
April: Thanks.
DJ: All right.
April: [notices DJ jacket] Congratulations. Why didn't you tell me you pledged?
DJ: Maybe I wanted to surprise you.
April: As if I didn't already know. What?
DJ: I like your earrings. They're nice. They're new, right?
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Referenced in Psych: American Duos (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't Nothing Wrong with That
Written by Andrew Ramsey, Robert Randolph, Shannon Sanders
Performed by Robert Randolph and The Family Band
Published by Drew's Groove Publishing/CombustionMusic/Songs of Windswept Pacific (BMI)/Happy Fingers Too Publishing (BMI)
Administered by EMI Blackwood Inc. (BMI)/Wangout!/Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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a really solid film ... but it's a real shame
3 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The real shame is that someone might come to IMDb, see that this film is rated 2.6, think it's a legitimate rating, and not see this film. This is truly a solid film.

Yes, the film is predictable, and at times cliché. Most of these inspirational films aimed at young people are. But this film rises above most others. It hits it's notes very well, and the direction and choreography are on point. The performances - acting and dancing - were very good.

It's a shame that so many people have such hatred in their hearts that they won't expand their own minds by learning of cultures outside of their own. It's a shame that so many people who have obviously never seen this film used their time and energy to rate this film a 1. How pathetic is that? I'm glad that this film was a financial success, despite the "haters". I just feel sorry for the kinds of people who would make spreading hatred a part of their lives.

You can see by some of the comments made by some of the IMDb commentators, so to speak, that they never saw this film. It's also obvious that they know nothing of the subject of this film, stepping. These are the people who might want to see this film and learn of something new.

I, for one, am not big fan of "Greek" organizations. Still, I thought that the messages in, the performances in, and the overall execution of this film was better than any in this recent group of college age/friendship genre films.

I enjoy films of all types, and I can honestly say that this is a solid film for this genre. Also, it's new in subject matter, which makes it different from it's peer films.

If you're on the fence about seeing this film. You should see it. It's pretty much what you think it is from the trailers, but it's a very well made version.

I'd give the film a strong 7/10. For it's genre, however, it's as good as there is.


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