Make Your Move

Synopsis: Donny's a cocky kid from New York who likes to dance. He goes to New Orleans and he unwittingly takes part in a criminal act. He is arrested and sent to jail. He gets out on parole and makes a living by dancing in the streets. But his parole officer tells him to stop it because he's not suppose to be where he goes to dance as part of his parole. The officer tells him to get a job but he only wants to dance. He decides to go back to New York even though he's not allowed to. He goes to his brother Nicky who has a club. He learns that Nicky and his partner Kaz had a falling out when a rich guy convinced Kaz that he doesn't need Nicky. Nicky told Kaz that he's just using him to get to Kaz's sister who is also a performer who is hoping an agent will take her as a client because she could be sent back to Japan where she is from. When Donny sees her, he can't help but be interested in her despite Nicky telling him not to go near her.
Director(s): Duane Adler
Production: FilmDisctrict
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

Get the drums.

No! What are you doing?

Whoa! Easy there, Hello Kitty.

Does it look like I'm into all

that "Crouching Tiger"?

You're disgusting.


Well, you just get your ass out of here.

Tell your brother

I won't be so easy on you next time.

- You okay?

- Yeah.

Who dat?!

- Hey, Nick, what's up?

- What's up, dude.

- What's this on your face?

- You got peach fuzz now? Shut up, man.

Oh look at you, Dukes of Hazzard,

where'd you get this?

Oh, you got jokes. I got it where I got it.

- Thought you finished puberty.

- You got jokes.

Why were you so late?

- I had some business to handle.

- Yeah, business?

Yeah. Glad you finally called, baby brother.

Well, you know, I been kind of busy.

How's it feel to be back in the free world?

Man, I'm not going through

all that ever again.

Had this parole officer

on my case once a week.

Couldn't step foot in a club, a bar.

And I couldn't do anything.

No, I'm not going back to that.

So you're a law-abiding citizen now?

Good for you.

I always knew you were tone deaf.

I didn't say that.

...playing with the monsters in the mind

Now hold it up... hold it up...

Long ways out there, don't you think?

Keeps its mystery that way.

One-way street out there. Yeah, you

mean it avoids regular cop patrols.

Knew you'd fit right in.

Welcome to Static.

Standing room only 5 nights a week.


- Yo, Nick, did you get your brother?

- Yes, sir.

- D, Raphael.

- Hey, man.

- Don't even.

- I didn't say anything

This place used to be a factory.

They built ship motors, you believe that?

Immigration buckled down,

sent the illegals packing.

The company that hired them didn't want to

pay real wages so they went Chapter 11.

And you stepped in.

We are the D.I.Y generation, bro.

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Duane Adler

Duane Adler is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. He is best known for his work on romantic dance films Save the Last Dance (2001), Step Up (2006), and Make Your Move (2013). His other screenwriting credits include VH1's telefilm The Way She Moves (2001), Weinstein Co's Make It Happen (2008), Skydance's "Northern Lights," and Fox Atomic's Venice Beach.Duane Adler is president of Hungry Yak Productions and partner in Connect Entertainment. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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