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High Strung (2016)

PG | | Drama, Music, Romance | 8 April 2016 (USA)
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When a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, sparks fly. With the help of a hip hop dance ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keenan Kampa ... Ruby Adams
Nicholas Galitzine ... Johnnie Blackwell
Sonoya Mizuno ... Jazzy
Jane Seymour ... Oksana
Richard Southgate ... Kyle
Paul Freeman ... Kramrovsky
Marcus Emanuel Mitchell ... Hayward (as Marcus Mitchell)
Maia Morgenstern ... Markova
Anabel Kutay ... April
John Silver John Silver ... Krispy
Ian Eastwood Ian Eastwood ... Rik
Comfort Fedoke ... Poptart
Corinne Holt Corinne Holt ... Jett
Lorenzo Cammarota Lorenzo Cammarota ... Tiptoe
Tom Russell Tom Russell ... Jaxson
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Storyline

When a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, sparks fly. With the help of a hip hop dance crew they must find a common ground while preparing for a competition that could change their lives forever. Written by Anonymous

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See the music. Hear the dance.

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Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements and mild language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Romania | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Strung See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,708, 10 April 2016

Gross USA:

$53,447

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,093,725
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

All the subway scenes are filmed in Bucharest where the old trains run filled with graffiti except the windows. See more »

Quotes

Johnnie: [Dancing tango] Yes, I've been humble since our last meeting which I want to apologize for.
Ruby: You don't have to do that; I was being pushy, when I don't even know you.
Johnnie: [Pulls her close] Do you want to?
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Connections

Followed by High Strung Free Dance (2018) See more »

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Mutate
Performed by Ian Mohr & Shari Short
(P) & © 2016 High Strung LLC
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what a great movie.
23 December 2016 | by bambampunpunSee all my reviews

the music was pretty good, and the dancing was amazing, i love some sound effects at the last dance, it amazed me.

if we compare to some dancing movies like step up, i think step up do lot better in the story, the story makes senses, but this movie doesn't make any sense in several scenes. i also think they have to make this movie longer, and build the character profiles in the story and describe it more so it will make more sense rather than just a dance, because one and half hour for this kind of story just made me realize the story quality is not good enough.

Even though the story is not really good because there's too much weird thing that's not suitable for the story, but still the acting is not bad, and this is not just about story for me but more about the performances, so i'll give it an eight.


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