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

Heel, yeah, yeah, yeah

Heel, yeah, yeah, yeah Heel, yeah,

yeah yeah, yeah

Heel, yeah, yeah, Heel, yeah, yeah

I got to go

I got to go. I'm on a roll

she treat me low

I got to go.

I'm on a roll

she treat me low

Welcome to the new look girl Ladies hit

the floor. Floor, floor, floor, floor

Welcome to the new look girl Ladies hit

the floor. Floor, floor, floor, floor, floor

Do it for the night. Do it for the day

Do it for the self

Droppin' low. Droppin' low I'm on a roll.

I'm on a roll. She treat me low

Do it for the night

Do it for the day

Do it for myself. Do, do, do

Welcome to the new look girl

Ladies hit the floor. Floor, floor, floor,

floor Welcome to the new look girl

Ladies hit the floor. Floor, floor,

floor, floor Floor, floor, floor, floor-

There he is. That's

what I want to see, baby.

What's up, man?

- Are you ready?

- I'm ready.

Just bring the people. I'll dance, alright.

- I need you on your A-game.

- Alright, I'll bring the show.

- Hi.

- One second. Could we just... time out.

- Just get a crowd on me, alright?

- Yes.

- Yo, Donny. First bus of the day.

- All right.

Ladies and gentlemen, please,

please come this way.

Step this way.

Please come closer. I got something special

for y'all and his name is Donny Bray.

What he does with his feet has

never been seen on Bourbon Street.

And he's going to show

you the real N'Awlins.

I think they're ready, let's go!

I taught him everything he knows!

Nice catch!

Yeah. Come on, come on.

Thank you so much. Thank you so much.

All right. All right let's go. Show's over!

That's it. Show's over!

Move it on. Let's go.


What's wrong? What'd I do?

You're not supposed to be

within a hundred feet of a bar

or hang around with the criminal element.

That's a condition of your parole

and you know it.

Oh, come on, man, this is New Orleans.

There's a bar every 20 feet.

Ladies, please don't-

Why are you hassling me?

Because you don't listen.

I told you when you got out you have to

have a job or you're in violation.

Dancing is my job, okay. It's what I do.

And how do I know that this is legit.

You got a work slip?

You got a W-2 you can show me?

This is bullshit. You want me back in jail.

You're not as dumb as you look.

You know, kid, you answer to me

for the next 6 months.

And I'm telling you now,

you're done with this.

You got it... or do we have a problem?

No problem.

Good. Let's move it.

Do we have a problem? Give me a break.

That PO keeps busting my chops,

I'm going to have a swing at him one day.

This place looks hot.

What, Static?

Yeah, it is hot, man.

Number 1 underground club in New York.

You know, my brother started

that place with his partner, Kaz.

That's him.

Right. I see the family resemblance.

We're foster brothers, obviously.

You know, they're hiring dancers

up there at the moment.

- Is that right?

- Yeah. Paying pretty good, too.

What are you doing?

They're not going to let me dance

here, hell, I'm going to Brooklyn.

You have 6 more months of parole.

You can't leave the State.

Hell, you can't even get in a club.

Don't worry. I got a plan.

Listen, if my parole officer calls,

just tell him I'm working the pipeline

between Shreveport and Baton Rouge,


Are you nuts?

Just make sure you call me.

I'll call him right back.

I'll fly back in for my check-ins.

In fact, I'll be making

so much money dancing

for Nick, I'll fly

back first class.

This is crazy.

If your foster bro finds out

you skipped parole he's sending you back.

Well, he doesn't need to know that, does he?

Hey. Yo, D, have a good time.

Alright, man. I'll see you guys later.

- Hey, you still owe me 50 bucks.

- Cheque's in the mail.

Brooklyn nobody nobody

No, nobody does it like Brooklyn

Something's going off on the outer edge of

exciting exciting Brooklyn

Nobody nobody

No, nobody does it like Brooklyn

Something's going off on the outer edge of

exciting's a city by itself. BK home of the

best if nothing else. Her influence is felt

Thoughts have gone global.

Once was all local.

Young Street hustle has crossed

the young motto... the young...

Nobody nobody

No, nobody does it like Brooklyn

Something's going off on the outer edge...

So I asked,

knelt right there by the pews and said,

"Girl, do you need a prayer?

'Cause I would definitely put hands on you. "

Nick, you said that to her in church?

Choir practice, 6th Grade.

Her name was Tiffany.

We gave the Book of Psalms a remix.


I don't know how you do it, man.

You know my lines always come out wrong.

Cause you got to commit to it.

You got to own it.

- What's your best line?

- Man, I ain't giving you sh*t.

- Come on, man, what's your best line?

- My best line?

All right, my best line.

Science Class, 10th Grade.

I looked at this chick and I said,

"Baby, your lab bench or mine?"

- Really? Man,

- I knew it.

- That's your best line?

- Come on, man.

How long has it been anyway

since you last seen your little bro?

2 years, man. 2 years too long.

Me and him used to get into some sh*t.

Yeah, Nick here.

What do you mean they're back?

I'm close. No, I'm close, I'll handle it.

I said I'll handle it.

Who is it?



That's okay.

Shuffle heel toe. Toe heel step.

Shuffle heel toe.


Keep it going!

- You okay?

- Yeah.

I told you to stay out of my neighbourhood.

Consider us your eviction notice.

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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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