Step Up Revolution
|Step Up Revolution|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Scott Speer|
|Produced by||Adam Shankman
|Written by||Jenny Mayer|
by Duane Adler
Stephen "tWitch" Boss
|Music by||Aaron Zigman|
|Editing by||Ben Howdeshell
|Distributed by||Summit Entertainment|
|Running time||99 minutes|
Step Up Revolution (also known as Step Up 4: Miami Heat, and previously titled Step Up 4Ever) is an American 3D dance film produced by Step Up 3D director Jon M. Chu and directed by Scott Speer. The fourth installment in the Step Up film series was released on July 27, 2012, and stars Ryan Guzman and Kathryn McCormick, the latter from the sixth season of So You Think You Can Dance. The film features choreography by Jamal Sims, Christopher Scott, Chuck Maldonado and Travis Wall. The production design was created by Carlos A. Menendez. Unlike the first three films, produced by Touchstone Pictures and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, this film was produced and distributed by Summit Entertainment without Disney's involvement.
The film begins on Ocean Blv. in Miami, Florida. A flashmob, later identified as 'The Mob,' shuts down Ocean Blv. by cutting off the streets with retro convertibles and dancing to music blasted by DJ Penelope (Cleopatra Coleman). When their dance is over, the Mob hops into their cars and speeds away, leaving behind a spray-painted glass featuring the words 'THE MOB' by locally renounced street artist Mercury (Michael Langebeck), who never talks.
A few hours later, Sean (Ryan Guzman), Eddy (Misha Gabriel), and Jason (Stephen "tWitch" Boss), the leaders of the Mob, watch their latest flashmob air on the news in a restaurant kitchen where they work. A few complain about their public disturbance, while others praise it. After they get off work, they sneak into the Dimont Hotel's beach club (where they work), claiming to be guests, not employees.
Meanwhile, across the club at the bar, Emily (Kathryn McCormick) tries to get the waiter's attention, but ends up preparing her own beer. Sean, who is immediately smitten by her, asks for a beer. Emily instead heads down to the beach to dance, resulting in a dance battle between the two, but ending when Emily suddenly runs off, mirroring Cinderella.
The next day, Emily and her dad Bill Anderson (Peter Gallagher) argue over breakfast at the Dimont Hotel. Sean, their waiter, immediately recognizes her, but Emily spills her orange juice in an attempt to distract Sean. In an angry fit, Emily storms off, and Sean immediately follows her into the hotel's ballroom, where Emily begins a fast contemporary dance, oblivious to Sean's presence. After Emily notices Sean and warms up to him, she explains to him that she's trying to nail an audition for the prestigious Winwood Dance Academy. Sean advises her to incorporate faster, more interesting moves, but Emily declines, saying that there are rules. Sean, in turn, tells her to break the rules, giving her an address and telling her to come there. Emily does and finds herself at the Miami Museum of Fine Arts, where the paintings and statues come to life, which is work of the Mob. By telling her to attend, Sean basically reveals to her his participation in the Mob.
The next day, Emily persuades Sean to let her take part in their next Mob, which is scheduled to hit a restaurant the following week. Eddy immediately dislikes Emily, giving her the lead to test her. The flashmob goes well and Eddy admits that Emily did great. Emily and Sean then sneak onto a boat Sean had reserved for himself to sail down the river. There, they kiss and sleep on the boat until morning, when they hurry back to Sean's uncle's bar, Ricky's. Ricky reveals to them that Emily's dad, a building tycoon, is planning to develop the slums, destroying Ricky's bar, Sean's home, and many other things.
Sean, Emily, Eddy, and Penelope then lead the Mob in various protest Mobs. Eddy finds out that Emily is Bill's daughter, and reveals to Bill that Emily is a part of the Mob. This ruins relationships for Emily with Sean (romantically), Eddy (friendly), Bill (trustfully), and the rest of the Mob. She ignores Sean, and as a result fails her audition for Winwood.
After Eddy and Sean are sent to jail for being caught in the flashmob, Ricky bails them out and Eddy and Sean make up. They then Mob the development public announcement, with the help of past Step Up characters including Moose (Adam Sevani). Bill decides to build up the community rather than tear it down, Sean and Emily kiss passionately and make up, and Eddy makes a deal with the owner of Nike for the Mob to dance in the commercials.
- Ryan Guzman as Sean Asa, Emily's love interest and the leader of the MOB.
- Kathryn McCormick as Emily Anderson,Sean's love interest,a gifted dancer
- Misha Gabriel as Eddy, Sean's best friend who co-leads the MOB with Sean. He and Sean work as waiters at Dimont Hotel during the day, but he gets fired for being late to work one day.
- Peter Gallagher as William "Bill" Anderson, a real-estate tycoon and Emily's father, as well as Sean and Eddie's boss.
- Stephen "tWitch" Boss as Jason, a member of the MOB and The Pirates as he was in the 3rd movie and had returned to Miami after being in New York.
- Chadd "Madd Chadd" Smith as Vladd
- Tommy Dewey as Trip, Bill's protege
- Cleopatra Coleman as DJ Penelope
- Megan Boone as Claire, Sean's sister who is a single mother with a young daughter
- Sean Rahill as Iris
- Seyfo in the MOB
- Adam Sevani as Robert "Moose" Alexander III. He makes a cameo in the film, Moose gets a call from Jason to come to Miami and help him and The MOB which he does and brings some of The Pirates.
- Mari Koda as Kido. She makes a cameo, her character appears with the rest of The Pirates along with Moose.
- Brendan Morris as Neighborhood Kid/Dancer (also part of the MOB)
- Phillip "Pacman" Chbeeb in The Mob
- Justin "Jet Li" Valles in The Mob
- Glenn Mataro in The Mob
- Celestina Aladekoba in The Mob
- Angeline Fioridella Appel in The Mob
- Mia Michaels as Olivia
- Bebo in the MOB
- Darlene Vee De Ocampo as Vee, Member of AUSS
The official soundtrack, Step Up Revolution (Music from the Motion Picture), was released on July 17, 2012.
Songs featured 
Several songs which appear in the film do not feature on the soundtrack. The first is "Undone" by Haley Reinhart. The song was first released on Reinhart's debut album, Listen Up!. The second song is "Words" by Skylar Grey. The third is "Buyou" by Keri Hilson featuring J. Cole; the song was first released on Keri's second album No Boys Allowed. The fourth song is "Dancing" by Elisa. The fifth song is The Glitch Mob's remix of "Monday" by Nalepa. It also features "Shut The Lights Up" remixed by Ricky Luna (The song is played when Moose makes his entry in The Mob)and "Drop It" from the same artist. Other songs featured in the movie include "Prituri Se Planinata" (NiT GriT Remix) by Nit Grit (art dance), "Wait" by M83, "Pyramid Song" (Zed's Dead Illuminati Remix) by Radiohead (the song which is the backing to the suit scene), "Hear Me Coming" by Yung Joc as well as "Ants" (the first song in the suit dance scene) and "If You Crump Stand Up" by edIT, "Let It Roll" by Flo Rida, "Aquarium" by Nosaj Thing as well as "Fortune Days" by The Glitch Mob.
The film was released on July 27, 2012 in the United States and Canada by Summit Entertainment through Lionsgate. The film was released in Australia on August 2, 2012 and in the United Kingdom on August 10, 2012.
Box office 
In its opening weekend, the film grossed $11,731,708 and was placed at No. 4 on the Box Office. The film was released in 2,567 theaters. As of November 19, 2012 the film has grossed $35,074,677 in the United States and $105,396,069 in other territories, for a total of $140,470,746 worldwide. As of November 19, 2012, it lies third in terms of worldwide box-office receipts compared to other films in the Step Up series.
Step Up Revolution has received mixed reviews from critics, receiving a 44% "Rotten" rating on the review aggregrator Rotten Tomatoes based on 82 reviews. The consensus stating: "Step Up Revolution treads familiar territory by surrounding its lively and kinetic dance sequences with a predictably generic story."
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