Body Rock (1984)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Music, Musical  |  28 September 1984 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Vicki Frederick ...
Ray Sharkey ...
Seth Kaufman ...
Rene Elizondo ...
Adolph 'Oz' Alvarez ...
Ricky Riccardo (as Oz Rock)
Joseph Whipp ...
Chilly's Mother
Tony Ganios ...
Big Mac
Unemployed Lady (as Carol Ita White)
Russell Clark ...
Jay (as Russ Clark)
Robin Menken ...


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 <>

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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 »


When the gang is dancing on the crosswalk, the vehicles waiting for them to cross change between shots. See more »


Spray It On
Performed by Ralph MacDonald
Written by Ralph MacDonald, William Salter, William Eaton and Anthony McDonald
Produced by Ralph MacDonald, William Salter, William Eaton and Anthony McDonald
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An insipid movie of rocking bodies
27 February 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Out of other break dancing movies, 83 to 84, this one went straight to the video shelves, missing it's chance on the big screen. Personally I think it would of bombed. This is a weird miscasting. I mean Lamas, really, a break dancer, are you kidding me? Well seeing is believing and he can. But his acting here is awful, the other actors, especially the older ones fare much better. Even Lorenzo's girl is good in this. Basically it's a story of ghetto surviving Lamas, being given this grand opportunity, thanks to his talent, to get out of Grotville and go places where he may have to sacrifice friendship and loved ones. Lamas, firstly strongly opposed to this, becomes manipulated, not wanting to blow this opportunity of a lifetime offered by talent agent Sharkey. A middle aged manager to Sharkey, (Frederick) doesn't like be dejected when trying to put her hooks into him, while dancing to a number, "Ohll Sex Shooter". We all know what follows, things start to go wrong for Lamas and he's in the pits. He redeems himself with his fellow homies and puts on a number and everything works out fine in the end. There's your movie input. The best thing about Body Rock, which is adequately entertaining, is the song. I loved it then, and I still love it now. Pity, I don't feel the same way about the movie.

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