Step Up 2: The Streets

Step Up 2: The Streets

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Director: Jon M. Chu

Cast: Briana Evigan

     
 

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Director Jon M. Chu takes the helm for this Step Up sequel set at the Maryland School for the Arts and following the journey of a rebellious street dancer who struggles to fit in at the prestigious school. Andie (Briana Evigan) may show great promise as a dancer, but she just can't seem to let go of herSee more details below

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Director Jon M. Chu takes the helm for this Step Up sequel set at the Maryland School for the Arts and following the journey of a rebellious street dancer who struggles to fit in at the prestigious school. Andie (Briana Evigan) may show great promise as a dancer, but she just can't seem to let go of her old life and get a fresh start. With Baltimore's hottest underground dance contest looming on the horizon, Andie joins forces with top dancer Chase (Robert Hoffman) while simultaneously helping to sharpen the skills of her outcast classmates. Perhaps if Andie, Chase, and their talented team of misfit dancers can earn the top slot at The Streets, the troubled new arrival can finally make her dreams a reality while also letting go of the past, and bounding confidently forward into the future.

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If you're expecting a dance movie to soar on the strength of its storytelling, look for another genre. Many modern dance movies, especially those featuring urban dance, follow a predictable template that features a) a fish out of water, b) the structured establishment that reluctantly accepts the fish, c) the ways the fish loosens up the establishment, and d) the ways the establishment refines the fish. But if you're expecting a dance movie to soar on the strength of electric set pieces and terrific musical accompaniment, Step Up 2: The Streets can definitely step up to the plate. Unlike many sequels, Step Up 2 is not just out to borrow the brand name of Anne Fletcher's surprise hit original. In fact, it even contains a casting link to the first movie, as Step Up star Channing Tatum shows up in the first act to bust a couple moves and introduce the fish du jour (Briana Evigan) to her rigid establishment. However, the exciting dance-off between Evigan and Tatum, which features a springboard sunken into the floor that the dancers use like a trampoline, is not the film's first explosive sequence, and not nearly its last. The film starts with the dance equivalent of a flash mob on a subway car, finishes with a street duel where the dancers cut swaths through the pouring rain, and includes all manner of funky grooves in between. At the same time, if Jon M. Chu's movie were only the sum of its dance moves, it would be lacking. The predictable template plays itself out nicely, with a good lead performance from Evigan as Andie, and enjoyable secondary performances from the dance academy misfits who form their own crew to take on Andie's former crew. Step Up 2: The Streets is a toe-tapping good time.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/15/2008
UPC:
0786936767094
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Touchstone / Disney
Region Code:
A
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:38:00
Sales rank:
24,826

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Music videos; Outtakes from step up 2 the streets; Lead actor Robert Hoffman video prank; Outlaws of hip hop meet the "410"; Through fresh eyes: the making of step up 2

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Briana Evigan Andie
Robert Hoffman Chase,Chase Collins
Will Kemp Blake Collins,Actor
Telisha Shaw Actor,Felicia
Adam G. Sevani Actor,Moose
Sonja Sohn Sarah
Cassie Ventura Actor,Sophie
Danielle Polanco Missy
Black Thomas Tuck
Channing Tatum Tyler Gage
Christopher Scott Actor
Mari Koda Actor
Janelle Cambridge Actor
Luis A. Rosado Actor
Harry Shum Actor
LaJon Dantzler Actor
Boogie Actor

Technical Credits
Jon M. Chu Director
Anne Fletcher Choreography,Executive Producer
Karen Barna Screenwriter
Joanna Colbert Casting
Buck Damon Musical Direction/Supervision
Dave Scott Choreography
Nicholas Erasmus Editor
Erik Feig Producer
Jennifer Gibgot Producer
Bob Hayward Executive Producer
Devorah Herbert Production Designer
Hi-Hat Choreography
Toni Ann Johnson Screenwriter
Paul D. Kelly Art Director
Max Malkin Cinematographer
Andrew Marcus Editor
Richard Mento Casting
Meredith Milton Executive Producer
Matthew Mizel Co-producer
Luca Mosca Costumes/Costume Designer
David Nicksay Executive Producer
Nadine "Hi Hat" Ruffin Choreography
Adam Shankman Producer
Daniel Silverberg Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Jamal Sims Choreography
Jim Stuebe Sound/Sound Designer
Terri Taylor Casting
Todd Toon Sound Editor
Richard van Dyke Sound/Sound Designer
Patrick Wachsberger Producer
Aaron Zigman Score Composer

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