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Breakin' (1984)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 4 May 1984 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly / Special K
Ozone / Orlando (as Adolfo 'Shabba-Doo' Quinones)
Turbo / Tony (as Michael 'Boogaloo Shrimp' Chambers)
Phineas Newborn III ...
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)
Rap Talker (as Ice T)
Peter Bromilow ...
Eleanor Zee ...
Scott Cooper ...
Eb Lottimer ...
Judge's Assistant
Teresa Kelly ...
Vicky (as T.C. Laughlin)


A struggling young jazz dancer meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds.

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4 May 1984 (USA)  »

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$36,100,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?


One of three films that Lucinda Dickey would go onto star for the studio which included the sequels, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984) and Ninja III: The Domination (1984). See more »


When Ozone, Turbo and Kelly pose in the last shot of their Dance Montage, the actors marker is on the bottom of the floor. See more »


Turbo: You owe me seven dollars man.
Franco: For what?
Turbo: For teaching you how to dance sucker.
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Referenced in Remote Control (1988) See more »


Cut It
Written by Paul Fishman
Performed by Re-Flex
Produced by Re-Flex
Courtesy of Capitol/EMI Records
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One of the best dance films
10 January 2004 | by (Vernon, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Breakin' is an incredible dance movie, although the story is a bit weak. And sure the dancers aren't the best actors, but hey, could an average actor really dance that well? And the soundtrack is perfect,but it is out of print. The movie itself is sort of hard to find, being recently reissued on DVD, I've only seen copies at Best Buy. Here is my rubric: Feel Good Effect: 10/10 Storyline: 8/10 Acting: 8/10 Soundtrack: 10/10 Dancing: 10/10 Believability: 9/10 Costumes: 10/10 Overall Style: 9.5/10 My Rating: 10/10

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