- Cast: Adam G. Sevani, Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman, Chadd Smith, Stephen Boss, Jessica Guadix, Jordan DePaula, Cleopatra Coleman, Morgane Slemp, Lynn Telzer, Tommy Dewey, Megan Boone, Tamara Jones, Celestina, Todd Allen Durkin, Karelix Alicea, Misha Gabriel Hamilton, Brandon Bryant, Aja George, Robert Paget, Terence Dickson, Straphanio "Shonnie" Solomon, Daniel Graham, Susan Pages, Angeline Appel, Anthony Correa, Mila McConaughey, Alexis Martinez, Justin Valles, Claudia Rocafort
- Director: Scott Speer
- Writer: Jenny Mayer
- Producers: Erik Feig, Jennifer Gibgot, Adam Shankman, Patrick Wachsberger
- Executive Producer: Jon M. Chu
- Art Direction: Caleb B. Mikler
- Castings: Joanna Colbert, Richard Mento
- Costume Design: Rebecca Hofherr
- D.O.P.: Karsten Gopinath
- Editor: Matt Friedman
- Makeups: Desne J. Holland, Whitney James, Claudia Pascual
- Music: Aaron Zigman
- Production Design: Carlos Menendez
- Set Decoration: Helen Britten
Emily (Kathryn McCormick), the daughter of a wealthy businessman, arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer, but soon falls in love with Sean (Ryan Guzman), a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs. The crew, called the MOB, strives to win a contest for a major sponsorship opportunity, but soon Emily's father threatens to develop the MOB's historic neighborhood and displace thousands of people. Emily must band together with Sean and the MOB to turn their performance mobs into protest mobs, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Miami, USA
- MPAA Warning: Some suggestive dancing and language
- Production Budget: $33 million
- Production Companies: Offspring Entertainment, Summit Entertainment
- Production Schedule: August 2011 - 21 October 2011
2012 Guide Analysis: "We've somehow arrived at the fourth entry in the inexplicably still popular "Step Up" franchise. Shot for tight sub-$30 million budgets, the two previous sequels both scored more than $150 million in box-office worldwide each. In fact, in a rare move for franchises, reviews for each subsequent entry have been better than the last with "Step Up 3D" scoring mixed reviews as opposed to the generally negative reception to the first two films.
While the story will no doubt remain threadbare and the acting ability of the cast fairly wooden, the draw here is the dance sequences and how elaborately staged they can get (Travis Wall is handling the choreography in this outing). Jon Chu, who has been onboard since the first sequel, returns again to direct.
"So You Think You Can Dance" dancer Kathryn McCormick and Emporio Armani model Ryan Guzman have the lead roles and so far these been a few publicity stills of the pair together in steamy embraces - often with soaked clothing. Expect personal crises and character rivalries to be settled with some good ol' fashioned cartwheels and sexually suggestive pelvis grinding."