Trio of dance-related films. In 'Step Up' (2006), when Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum), a rough street kid with raw talent finds himself doing community service at a school for the performing arts, he meets Nora (Jenna Dewan), a beautiful and privileged classically-trained dancer who's searching for a temporary replacement for her injured dance partner. Spying Tyler's smooth moves, Nora decides to take a chance on him. But as they begin training, tension builds, tempers flare and the differences in their backgrounds come to the fore. Will Tyler let these difficulties get in the way of his dreams? In 'Step Up 2:The Streets' (2008), Andie (Briana Evigan) is a member of an elite inner-city dance crew called the 410. When the 410 pretend to be muggers on a subway car and then stage an impromptu dance show for the somewhat bewildered passengers, Andie's guardian (Sonja Sohn of HBO's 'The Wire') ships her off to the Maryland School of the Arts. Andie's urban street style, of course, goes against the grain of the strait-laced school. Then Tyler Gauge (Tatum), the main character from the original film, challenges Andie to a dance-off. If Andie loses, she agrees to take the school seriously and start attending classes. The film culminates in an underground dance battle with her old crew, the 410. Finally, in 'Honey' (2003), Jessica Alba stars as Honey Daniels, an ordinary girl who works in her local record store and teaches dance classes at the community centre. At the weekends she goes dancing at the nightclubs downtown, where she meets Michael Ellis (David Moscow), a music video producer who gives her the chance to work for him as a choreographer - her dream job. But it soon materialises that he has his own agenda, which Honey is unwilling to comply with. Guest stars include Missy Elliott, Jay-Z and Tweet as themselves.
Step Up / Step Up 2: The Streets / Honey [DVD] [DVD] (2008) Channing Tatum