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Breakin' (1984)

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

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Ozone / Orlando (as Adolfo 'Shabba-Doo' Quinones)
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Turbo / Tony (as Michael 'Boogaloo Shrimp' Chambers)
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Electro Rock 1 (as Bruno 'Pop N' Taco' Falcon)
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Electro Rock 2 (as Timothy 'Poppin' Pete' Solomon)
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Electro Rock 3 (as Ana 'Lollipop' Sanchez)
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Vicky (as T.C. Laughlin)
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A struggling young jazz dancer meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds.

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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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When Turbo and Ozone go to sit down after practicing their dance moves towards the beginning of the movie, Ozone is pulling out a cigarette of his pocket in the next shot as hes sitting with Turbo it instantly appears in his mouth. See more »

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Judge: Next!
Ozone: OZONE! Street dancer.
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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.
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AIN'T NO STOPPIN' A GOOD MOVIE!
29 October 2001 | by (ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI) – See all my reviews

I just viewed an old tape of "Breakin'" last night. It's been 17 years since I first viewed it at the movies. However, I can't believe the powerful effect it still has on me. Yes, admittedly, the plot is not original, the screenplay is truly by-the-numbers, and the acting is generally amateurish. Yet, in spite of these shortcomings, the movie is still catchy, sincere, and engrossing. That's because of the talented stars who really love what they do, namely, breakdancing and "poppin' and lockin'," along with the stimulating, get-on-your-feet dance music.

This movie is like a time capsule of the 80s, with hints of the future. Moreover, I still find it to be inspirational, motivational, and hypnotic. Looking at these streetdancers and the jazz dancer go after their dreams with sheer determination, talent, and grit makes me want to jump up and do the same thing! Yes, I'm nearly fifty, but looking at this movie gave me another shot of adrenalin to do what I need to do in my daily life. "Ain't no stoppin' us" is the endless musical mantra in "Breakin'"...nothing stopped the dancers, and nothing's going to stop me, either. Watch "Breakin'" for yourself, and you'll see what I mean. 9/10 Rating.


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