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Breakin' (1984)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  4 May 1984 (USA)
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'Breakin': A struggling young jazz dancer (Lucinda Dickey) meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds. Features ICE-T in his film debut as a club MC.

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Kelly / Special K
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Ozone / Orlando (as Adolfo 'Shabba-Doo' Quinones)
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Turbo / Tony (as Michael 'Boogaloo Shrimp' Chambers)
Ben Lokey ...
Franco
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James
Phineas Newborn III ...
Adam
Bruno Falcon ...
Electro Rock 1 (as 'Bruno Pop N' Taco' Falcon)
Timothy Solomon ...
Electro Rock 2 (as Timothy 'Poppin' Pete' Solomon)
Ana Sánchez ...
Electro Rock 3 (as Ana 'Lollipop' Sanchez)
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Rap Talker (as Ice T)
Peter Bromilow ...
Judge
Eleanor Zee ...
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Scott Cooper ...
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Teresa Kelly ...
Vicky (as T.C. Laughlin)
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'Breakin': A struggling young jazz dancer (Lucinda Dickey) meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds. Features ICE-T in his film debut as a club MC.

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For the break of your life! Push it to pop it! Rock it to lock it! Break it to make it! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Breakdance  »

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$36,100,000 (USA)
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During the bar fight scene, you can see a promotional banner for Hoyt Axton. 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 »

Quotes

Turbo: [Talking in the mirror, using a broomstick as a microphone] I want, to thank you for this award. It's the recognition for my peers, it's all those agonizing days, teaching Ozone everything I know.
Ozone: I don't want to stay, all night don't you? Why don't you, go out and sweep man?
Turbo: Award winners, don't push brooms.
Ozone: Yeah, go out and sweep, kucklehead. Who are you anyway, Fred Astaire?
Turbo: Who?
Turbo: [dances to breakdance music, with the broom]
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Reckless
Written by Chris "The Glove" Taylor
Rap by Ice-T (as Ice T)
Produced by Chris "The Glove" Taylor
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Good..for what it is!
25 January 2003 | by (middlesbrough, england) – See all my reviews

OK, so it's no Oscar winner, and it's plot does'nt run rings round THE NINTH CONFIGURATION, but for all it's faults (and they are many!) BREAKIN (breakdance in the UK) is good, slightly corny fun, for all those who tried to spin on their heads in the early eighties. LUCINDA DICKEY (a CANNON regular, check her out in NINJA 3;THE DOMINATION!)) plays Kelly, struggling dancer/waitress, who dreams of appearing in a big musical. She is introduced to two 'break'dancers (OZONE and TURBO) by her (very homosexual) dancing partner (replete with pink gear and camp looks to camera) And even though the dance fraternity pour scorn on a classicly trained dancer melding her style with 'ghetto' dancing, Kelly, Turbo and Ozone take on the bigwigs, and prove that dancing (of any origin) is universal.

BREAKIN was released by GOLAN/GLOBUS, who imedietly rushed out a sequel (BREAKIN 2; ELECTRIC BOOGALOO) the same year (the sequel is pretty sh*t, by the way!) and for sheer 'BREAK' dancing, BEAT STREET wins hands down. BREAKIN, involves more 'body-poppin', than actual break dancing. Nonetheless, the movie is light enough, free of the pretension that sunk FLASHDANCE, and has a very good soundtrack, including "aint nobody" and "tour de France" add to that, a young(ish) ICE T cameo.....AND if you can spot him, a young JEAN CLAUDE VAN DAMME, dancing in the background in the opening sequence in venice beach (clue; he's wearing a similar all-in-one black body suit, that he wore in LIONHEART (aka AWOL in UK)

A good solid movie/time capsual/soundtrack/laugh/innofensive family movie

10 out of 10


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