What is the difference between a gang and a team DJ Williams (Columbus Short) is forced to confront this question along with the usual post-adolescent romantic and family conflicts when his well-meaning uncle (Harry Lennix) enrolls him at his Atlanta alma mater Truth University. His enrolment is part of a plea bargain that will save him from being imprisoned and it is also a last resort to rescue him from the LA gang life that has already claimed his beloved brother. An avid and remarkably gifted hip-hop dancer DJ is quickly solicited by two fraternities who want to make use of his skills on their respective step teams. DJ resists at first equating fraternities and stepping as stultifying upper-class activities. Eventually DJ warms to the underdog fraternity and with his amazing krumping clowning and breaking transforms the team. More importantly the team transforms him providing a creative outlet and a character-building support network that help cushion the blows life keeps dealing. While the drama incorporates many overly familiar themes and subplots the main hook is the spectacular step dancing shot in a dynamic quick-cut style that emphasizes the muscularity inventiveness and stirring teamwork required. The final quotation from Dr. Martin Luther King drives home the films message Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education.
Deleted and extended scenes, Gag reel, Filmmaker commentary
Release Date: 23 July 2007
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 110 minutes
Production Year: 2007
Main Language: English
Hearing Impaired Languages: English
This content requires the
Adobe Flash Player Version 8 or greater. Click Here
to download the latest version.