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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Vicki Frederick ...
Claire
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E-Z
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Darlene
Ray Sharkey ...
Terrence Mitchell
Seth Kaufman ...
Jama
La Ron A. Smith ...
Magick
Rene Elizondo ...
Snake
Adolph 'Oz' Alvarez ...
Ricky Riccardo (as Oz Rock)
Joseph Whipp ...
Donald
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Chilly's Mother
Tony Ganios ...
Big Mac
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Unemployment Lady (as Carole Ita White)
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Secretary
Russell Clark ...
Jay
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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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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 gang is dancing on the crosswalk, the vehicles waiting for them to cross change between shots. See more »

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

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The Closest To Love
Performed by Ashford & Simpson
Written by Nick Ashford (as Nickolas Ashford), Valerie Simpson, Phil Ramone and Phil Galdston
Produced by Elliot Scheiner and James Newton Howard
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It is a very poor film, but for pure 80's escapism you have to love it!
13 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this film about 10 years ago on Sky TV, taped it and still actually have it. I refuse to get rid of it as it does have quite a good soundtrack. Ignoring the implausible plot, and some of the acting performances, it is quite watchable.

The actual dancers, apart from Lamas are really good. I saw both the break dancing (Shabba Doo) films before this, so I was expecting something along the lines of that. I didn't get it. But I have grown to appreciate this film over the years, especially as the 80's seem to have come back in vogue now. Years after these films were made, you can start to see their charm and often become cult favourites. I also love Dance Acadamy (quite an underground film), Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Getting Physical and The Laker Girls, to name but a few.

If you should come across it, watch it, tape it, buy it...collect it as a keep-sake, a great moment in time... ...because they sure don't make them like this anymore!


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