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Stomp the Yard Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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 ([[Performer~P478570~Columbus Short~columbusshort]]) 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 ([[Performer~P230446~Meagan Good~meagangood]]), a beautiful coed. Produced under the title Steppin', Stomp the Yard also stars [[Performer~P478571~Ne-Yo~neyo]], [[Performer~P352645~Brian J. White~brianjwhite]], and [[Performer~P392603~Jermaine Williams~jermainewilliams]]. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 12, 2007

Cast

Columbus Short
as DJ Williams
Meagan Good
as April
Ne-Yo
as Rich Brown
Darrin Dewitt Henson
as Grant
Brian J. White
as Sylvester
Laz Alonso
as Zeke
Valarie Pettiford
as Aunt Jackie
Jermaine Williams
as Noel
Allan Louis
as Dr. Palmer
Harry J. Lennix
as Uncle Nate
Chris Brown
as Duron

Crew

Sylvain White
Director
Robert Adetuyi
Screenwriter
Gregory Anderson
Screenwriter
Scott Kevan
Cinematographer
Tim Boland
Composer (Music Score)
Akinah Rahmaan
Musical Direction/Supervision
Sam Retzer
Composer (Music Score)
David Checel
Editor
Jonathan Carlson
Production Designer
Rob Hardy
Executive Producer
Jonathan J. Short
Set Designer
Joseph Litsch
Set Decorator
Keith G. Lewis
Costume Designer
Shirley Libby
Sound/Sound Designer
Dave Scott
Choreography
Guss Williams
Stunts Coordinator
Lisa Reynolds
Visual Effects
Kami Asgar
Supervising Sound Editor
Carl Clifford
Line Producer
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