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Step Up Revolution (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 27 July 2012 (USA)
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Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans.

Director:

Scott Speer

Writers:

Amanda Brody, Duane Adler (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cleopatra Coleman ... Penelope
Ryan Guzman ... Sean
Misha Gabriel Hamilton ... Eddy (as Misha Gabriel)
Michael 'Xeno' Langebeck Michael 'Xeno' Langebeck ... Mercury
Stephen Boss ... Jason (as Stephen 'tWitch' Boss)
Claudio Pinto ... Francisco
Nicole Dabeau ... Newscaster
Chris Charles Herbert Chris Charles Herbert ... Lamborghini Driver (as Chris Charles)
Katie Peterson ... People by the Ocean
Alejandro Posada ... People by the Ocean
Marc Macaulay ... Uniformed Cop
Tommy Dewey ... Trip
Kathryn McCormick ... Emily
Mario Ernesto Sánchez ... Ricky
Sabina V. Gomez Sabina V. Gomez ... Ricky's Mother
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Storyline

The Mob sets the dancing against the vibrant backdrop of Miami. Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean, a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs, called "The Mob". When a wealthy business man threatens to develop The Mob's historic neighborhood and displace thousands-of people, Emily must work together with Sean and The Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause. Written by 5atyajit

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Taglines:

One step can change your world.

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive dancing and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is the second Step Up film to be shot in the widescreen 2.39:1 aspect ratio since the first film. See more »

Goofs

Sean brings Orange juices to the table even though they already have two on the table sets them down, Emily knocks one over and breaks it and there is no change still two glasses on the table. See more »

Quotes

Sean: Sometimes It's good to Break the rules.
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Crazy Credits

The Summit Entertainment logo gets spray-painted. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK theatrical version was cut for language to secure a PG rating. An uncut 12A rating was available to the distributor. See more »

Connections

Follows Step Up (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Undone
Written by MoZella (as Maureen McDonald), Rune Westberg and Haley Reinhart
Performed by Haley Reinhart
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The guilty pleasure of the summer!
28 July 2012 | by rivertam26See all my reviews

I am shedding my weird, creepy hoody that I hide out with and telling everyone that I am a fan of the Step Up franchise. Yes I'm a little embarrassed and honestly I'm not saying the movies are good but as far as guilty pleasures go they are absolutely divine. With the exception of the first installment which although starred a young sexy Channing Tatum in his first lead role took it self way too seriously to be entertaining. And thats a huge reason why these films work because from it's superior sequel, best of the franchise and one of the best dance movies ever made Step Up 2 The Streets the movies have found this odd balance off fiery kinetic dancing, likable personalities, overly melodramatic and unintentionally funny performances, ferocious cinematography and hammy storytelling that just works. You laugh, you clap and sometimes you tear up at the clichéd and expected finale. This entry fares better than the last which was still pretty damn good. It centers on "The Mob" a dance group of struggling artists looking to make their mark on pop culture by staging creative dance mobs so that they can get 10,000,000 views on you tube and get a hefty $100,000 prize. (which split between the 50 person team isn't very much but I'll let it pass). Anyways he comes in contact with another struggling young dancer whose well not very struggling since her Daddy is a billionaire whose looking to tear down the middle/poor class neighborhood they live in and make it into a huge resort. Enter the film's interestingly semi fleshed out plot as they decide to change their flash mobs from breezy dance numbers to ones with meaning as they protest "The Man" so to speak. Of course their is some third act drama to cause a downward spiral before wrapping it up in the films inspired finale which was in fact inspired by the classic film The Warriors. The dancing is amazing and for the first time in the series they incorporate different styles of dance such as contemporary and modern to successfully winning measures. Kathryn McCormick of So you think you can dance has some crazy sizzle in the lead when it comes to her dancing but her acting is well questionable in the essence of I'm not actually sure that's what she's doing. Slightly more successful and way hotter is MMA fighter Ryan Guzman as the film's thankfully mostly shirtless leading man. He's got the body of a Greek god and the talent when it comes to dancing but hey let's just leave the acting out of this equation. You know there's a problem when the film's best performance dramatically is from Peter Gallagher as her over bearing, greedy Father. And watching the two of them together trying to force some type of connection is akin to watching erasers on a desk facing each other. That being said they are hot and very talented when dancing. And when they are it's fire. And thats basically the film as with the other installments when they try for the drama it's unintentionally funny and it works in a so bad it's good way but when they perform you see the kinetic, addictive energy that makes these films so endearing. 4/5


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Step Up Revolution See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,731,708, 29 July 2012

Gross USA:

$35,074,677

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$140,470,746
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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