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Breakin' (1984)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 4 May 1984 (USA)
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A struggling young jazz dancer meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds.

Director:

Joel Silberg

Writers:

Charles Parker (story), Allen DeBevoise (story) | 3 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucinda Dickey ... Kelly / Special K
Adolfo Quinones ... Ozone / Orlando (as Adolfo 'Shabba-Doo' Quinones)
Michael Chambers ... Turbo / Tony (as Michael 'Boogaloo Shrimp' Chambers)
Ben Lokey ... Franco
Christopher McDonald ... James
Phineas Newborn III Phineas Newborn III ... Adam
Bruno Falcon Bruno Falcon ... Electro Rock 1 (as Bruno 'Pop N' Taco' Falcon)
Timothy Solomon Timothy Solomon ... Electro Rock 2 (as Timothy 'Poppin' Pete' Solomon)
Ana Sánchez Ana Sánchez ... Electro Rock 3 (as Ana 'Lollipop' Sanchez)
Ice-T ... Rap Talker (as Ice T)
Peter Bromilow ... Judge
Eleanor Zee Eleanor Zee ... Judge
Scott Cooper Scott Cooper ... Judge
Eb Lottimer ... Judge's Assistant
Teresa Kelly Teresa Kelly ... Vicky (as T.C. Laughlin)
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Storyline

A struggling young jazz dancer meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Push it to Pop it! Rock it to Lock it! Break it to Make it! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Breakdance See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,047,686, 6 May 1984

Gross USA:

$38,682,707

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,456,707
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Alfredo Quinones and Michael Chambers admitted during documentary Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014) that they resented and didn't accept Lucinda Dickey as part of their group. Dickey also stated that some of the dialog between her and Quinones "rang true" in terms of her being the outsider during the production. See more »

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During the final audition, before Ozone rips his shirt sleeves out, it is clearly visible that they have been already cut partially to allow the actor to easily rip them out.. See more »

Quotes

Turbo: You owe me seven dollars man.
Franco: For what?
Turbo: For teaching you how to dance sucker.
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Connections

Referenced in Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 2 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Breakin'... There's No Stoppin' Us
Written by Ollie E. Brown and Jerry Knight
Performed by Ollie & Jerry
Produced by Ollie E. Brown for Brown Sugar Prod.
Remixed By: Jellybean Benítez
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A gulity pleasure
17 September 2001 | by DunnDeeDaGreatSee all my reviews

Breakin may have been made for one sole purpose to cash in on the break dancing phase but it's still a great film. Yeah the plot 's a bit contrived but who cares the soundtrack and dancing are great and that's all that matters.


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