Chilly is just a guy from the streets with a talent for break-dancing. When his wicked moves catch the eye of an industry 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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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 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 »

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

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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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Body Rock is the definitive break dancing film.

Forget "Breakin'" and those other films featuring dancing chumps, they should bow down to the master: Lorenzo Lamas. Lorenzo Lamas as Chilly D displays an amazing break dancing talent, and his sexy rappin' and breakin' is incomparable and unforgettable. Chilly D wants to take his breakin' and rappin' talent to the masses who deserve to witness his titanic ability to rock the mic and tear up the trembling dance floor. Amazingly, he gains this mastery within the span of a hilarious training montage. Body Rock is essentially a morality tale about Chilly D's tormented desire for Hegelian recognition from the evil overlords of New York break dancing clubs. Unfortunately, after gaining his recognition Chilly D encounters a fate that befalls so many epic heroes; he gets caught up in the excesses of his lifestyle. I would dread to spoil the ending of this flawless underground classic, so see it for yourself and indulge in the mastery that enrobes this film.


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