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Center Stage: Turn It Up (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 1 November 2008 (USA)
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A self-trained dancer from the streets of Detroit finds her way after auditioning for the most prestigious ballet academy in New York.

Director:

Steven Jacobson

Writers:

Carol Heikkinen (based on characters created by), Karen Bloch Morse
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenny Wormald ... Tommy Anderson
Rachele Brooke Smith ... Kate Parker
Sarah Jayne Jensen ... Suzanne Von Stroh
Nicole Muñoz ... Bella Parker
Christopher Russell ... Sal
Peter Gallagher ... Jonathan Reeves
Ethan Stiefel ... Cooper Nielsen
Christian Vincent ... Harris
Daniela Dib ... Allison
Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe ... Lexi (as Crystal Lowe)
Lucia Walters ... Monica Straus
Cody Green ... Nick Hoffman
Jacqueline Ann Steuart Jacqueline Ann Steuart ... Valerie Taft (as Jacqueline Steuart)
Keith Martin Gordey Keith Martin Gordey ... Mr. Von Stroh (as Keith Gordey)
Anthony Harrison ... Mr. Parker
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A self-trained dancer from the streets of Detroit finds her way after auditioning for the most prestigious ballet academy in New York.

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From the streets to the stage. The dream remains the same.

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Center Stage 2 See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,073
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

G4's "Attack of the Show" star Candice Bailey auditioned for the film. During a director call back, she had to dance. During which she fell on her face. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie there is a dance scene taking place in the streets of Detroit, in it cars are shown with front and back Michigan license plates. In Michigan there are no front license plates only rear ones. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Anderson: OK, well I suck at it and I need some help.
Kate Parker: Well that's why your at the ABA.
Tommy Anderson: Yeah, I know they'll give me steps but they can't give me what I really need.
Kate Parker: And what do you really need?
Tommy Anderson: Fire.
Kate Parker: What?
Tommy Anderson: My instructor told me to find fire.
Kate Parker: What, and I look like two sticks you can rub together?
Tommy Anderson: Kind of.
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Connections

Follows Center Stage (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Sweat
Written by Eric B. (as Eric Barrier), Rakim (as William Griffith), Triniti Bhaguandas (as Jeanette Baghaundas), Keith Lewis (as Keith Douglas Lewis)
Produced by Qmillion
Performed by Triniti Bhaguandas (as Ms. Triniti)
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Good, but could've been better
19 March 2009 | by ljcool_17See all my reviews

I was a bit skeptical about this movie since I did not know any of the actors. I like the idea of where they were heading with the plot, but for me it kinda lacked a bit on execution. There were a couple of scenes where it needed a little more acting to it that kinda left me hanging. Maybe put a little more emotion to it. Other than that there were some parts where I felt the lines could've been more, because for some reason it sounded like they were talking online. It's a good movie though that focuses on a girl's struggle to achieve her dream and all the hardships she went through in the process. It speaks real life and I have to say you won't be much disappointed watching this film.


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