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Body Rock (1984)

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Chilly is just a guy from the streets with a talent for break-dancing. When his wicked moves catch the eye of an inustry pro, Chilly finds his dreams of fame and fortune coming true, for better or for worse.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Vicki Frederick ...
Claire
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E-Z
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Darlene
Ray Sharkey ...
Terrence
Seth Kaufman ...
Jama
Rene Elizondo ...
Snake
Adolph 'Oz' Alvarez ...
Ricky Riccardo (as Oz Rock)
Joseph Whipp ...
Donald
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Chilly's Mother
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Big Mac
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Unemployed Lady (as Carol Ita White)
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Secretary
Russ Clark ...
Jay
Robin Menken ...
Jodie
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Chilly D is a young man in New York who just lives for the thrill of rapping and breakdancing with his gang, the Body Rocks. One night after performing in a club with his friends, Chilly gets an offer to perform at a high-class nightspot with a chance at becoming a star. He grabs the opportunity and soon he's on top of the world. Surrounded by all the trappings of his new-found fame, however, Chilly loses touch with the people and lifestyle that made him what he is. Will he turn his back forever on his past, or remain true to his roots? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Drama | Music | Musical

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28 September 1984 (USA)  »

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This film is listed among the 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John WIlson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE. See more »

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When the spray paint cans lids are being removed at the beginning of the film, there are no visible nozzles on the cans, thus making it impossible for them to expel any paint. See more »

Connections

References Once Upon a Time in America (1984) See more »

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Smooth Talker
Performed by Lorenzo Lamas
Written by Mark Hudson, Michael Sembello and Danny Sembello
Produced by Mark Hudson
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A Bad Movie Classic
10 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Body Rock" is GOLD. If you have any appreciation for cheesy 80's movies, break dancing, or the importance of keepin' it real, please don't pass this one up. Watching Lorenzo Lamas sing, crooner style, while sporting face glitter and a leather & chainmail vest is worth the price of admission alone. However, you get so much more with "Body Rock," and the picture is chock full of awesome 80's staples, including about ten music video montages and the obligatory "slow clap" sequence. The story involves Lamas and his crew of breakdancers ("Body Rock") trying to make it big in the entertainment business. A chance meeting with a promoter leads Lamas to stardom, but he's torn between the money and keepin' it real. The whole movie is essentially great and, more importantly, it continues to top itself, seemingly impossibly. I mean, some of the sequences in this one are just unbelievable. Expect completely over-the-top fashions, Brooklyn streetscapes, killer 80's synthesizer music, and LOTS of break dancing. This movie essentially floored us. "Body Rock" is an unintentional comedy masterpiece. A new all time favorite. ---|--- Reviews by Flak Magnet


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