Stomp the Yard

January 12th, 2007


Stomp the Yard

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After the death of his brother, An expert street dancer goes to Georgia to attend Truth University....

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 4.5/10 (15,592 voted)

Critic's Score: 44/100

Director: Sylvain White

Stars: Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Ne-Yo

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.

Writers: Robert Adetuyi, Gregory Ramon Anderson

Columbus Short - DJ
Meagan Good - April
Ne-Yo - Rich Brown
Darrin Dewitt Henson - Grant (as Darrin Henson)
Brian White - Sylvester
Laz Alonso - Zeke
Valarie Pettiford - Jackie
Jermaine Williams - Noel
Allan Louis - Dr. Palmer
Harry Lennix - Nate
Chris Brown - Duron
Oliver Ryan Best - Easy
Duain Richmond Martyn - Mark
Justin Hires - Byron
Sahr Ngaujah - Harold

Taglines: Beyond pride. Beyond rivalry. Beyond tradition.


Official Website: Gaumont Columbia Tristar [France] | Official site |

Release Date: 12 January 2007

Filming Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $25,876,318 (USA) (14 January 2007) (2051 Screens)

Gross: $61,356,221 (USA) (18 March 2007)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:  | USA:  | Argentina:

Did You Know?

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."

Continuity: In the first scene where DJ 'bumps' into April on the lawnmower, the lanyard from his hat goes from wrapping around on the front of the hat, to the back, and then back to the front.

Rich Brown: Can I ask a stupid question?
Sylvester: Better than anyone I know
Rich Brown: I just wanted to know why we're steppin in an empty pool.
Sylvester: Well, it was so we could keep our moves a secret.But who would want them?

User Review

a really solid film ... but it's a real shame


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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