Stomp the yard
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
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A young man finds that the moves he learned on the street may help him make a better life for himself in this youth-oriented musical drama. DJ Williams (Columbus Short) is a 19-year-old growing up in Los Angeles; while DJ is at heart a good kid and a gifted street dancer, he runs with a dangerous crowd, and one night an underground dance competition turns into a brawl and DJ ends up in jail. DJ's younger brother has already died a violent death, and his mother, hoping to put him back on the straight and narrow, sends DJ off to Truth University, a historically African-American college in Atlanta. At first, DJ feels like a misfit at Truth, but when he gets a chance to show off his dancing skills, he attracts the attention of two campus fraternities. Greek life is a major presence at Truth, and each year the fraternities take part in a "stepping" competition, in which the members show off their synchronized dance moves. DJ joins the ONO house, and is eager to help them take the championship away from their campus rivals, but in time he also comes to understand the brotherhood and community service that's a key part of his fraternity's background. DJ also has more on his mind than dancing and studying when he meets April (Meagan Good), a beautiful coed. Produced under the title Steppin', Stomp the Yard also stars Ne-Yo, Brian J. White, and Jermaine Williams. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
-- Los Angeles
African American college students -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Drama.
African American universities and colleges -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Drama.
Greek letter societies -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Drama.
Hip-hop dance -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Drama.
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2007
Good, Meagan, 1981-
Henson, Darrin Dewitt.
Lennix, Harry J.
Brown, Chris, 1989-
Screen Gems (1998- )
Rainforest Films (Firm)
Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Ne-Yo, Darrin Henson, Brian White, Laz Alonso, Valarie Pettiford, Harry Lennix, Chris Brown.
Director of photography, Scott Kevan ; editor, David Checel ; music, Sam Retzer, Tim Boland ; choreographer, Dave Scott.
MPAA rating: PG-13; parents strongly cautioned, for a scene of violence, some sexual material and language.
English 5.1 (Dolby digital), French (Dolby surround) dialogue, English or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Based on the original screenplay by Gregory Anderson.
Special features: bonus features, including Battles, Rivals, Brothers - The story of Stomp the Yard; filmmaker commentary; extended dance sequences: Get Buck & Opening Battle; deleted scene: The Clean Up; gag reel; special features are not rated and may or may not be subtitles or closed captioned.
DVD; region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.