Paramount Vantage | Release Date: January 25, 2008
Summary: Bursting with raw talent and intelligence, Raya Green, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, has always been the family’s one great hope. She won the rare chance to break out of their drug and crime-infested neighborhood when she was accepted into the exclusive Seaton Academy. But when her sister dies of an overdose, the family is shattered and Raya is forced to return to the place she tried so hard to escape. It’s not easy to go back – especially when one-time friends, including the tough minded Michelle, see Raya as a stuck-up traitor who left the community behind. Feeling trapped and looking for a way out, Raya learns about a step competition with a $50,000 cash prize that could change her fate. Most of the crews that win the big money are all male, forcing Raya to fight her way in as the sole female member of the Jane Street Junta, led by the reining champ of the local steppin’ scene Bishop. As sparks begin to fly between Raya and Bishop, a false move by Raya leaves her without a crew, and she finds herself in a battle between her loyalty, her determination, her family’s ambitions and her heart. As the big contest approaches, she realizes it’s no longer just about the money or the opportunity, but also the one thing that she’s been missing in her life: a sense of self. (Paramount Vantage)
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Runtime: 94 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some drug content, suggestive material and language.
Production: Celluloid Dreams
Genres: Drama
Countries: USA, France, Canada
Language: English
Home Release Date: Apr 29, 2008
Director Credit
Ian Iqbal Rashid Director
Writer Credit
Annmarie Morais Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Brennan Gademans Quake
Tre Armstrong Michelle
Cast Credit
Ardon Bess Uncle Cecil
Balford Gordon Neighbourhood Guy
Boyd Banks Mike Evans
Clé Bennett Garvey
Conrad Coates David Green
DeRay Davis Himself
Eve Crawford Seaton Teacher
Ingrid Gaynor Pam Green
Kevin Duhaney E.C.
Keyshia Cole Herself
Nina Dobrev Tall Girl In Bathroom
Patrick Hayes Customer
Shawn Fernandez Trey
Producer Credit
Brent Barclay Producer
Claire Prieto Co-Producer
Claire Welland Line Producer: Additional Photography
Colin Brunton Line Producer
Jennifer Kawaja Producer
Julia Sereny Producer