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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
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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 ...
Judge
Scott Cooper ...
Judge
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Judge's Assistant
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! 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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One of three films that Lucinda Dickey would go onto star for the studio which included the sequels, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogalo and Ninja 3: The Domination. See more »

Goofs

When Franco walks up to the Main Judge, he's holding his cigar away from his chest and in the next shot when he tells Franco to "Go Away" its up to his face. See more »

Quotes

Turbo: You owe me seven dollars man.
Franco: For what?
Turbo: For teaching you how to dance sucker.
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Referenced in Mismatched Couples (1985) See more »

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Ain't Nobody
Written by Hawk Wolinski (as Hawk Worlinski)
Performed by Rufus with Chaka Khan
Produced by Russ Titelman (as Russ Titleman)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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15 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A true b-movie classic... pop and lock it, baby. Everything about this movie is funny watching it today. The wardrobes are awesome. They're so bad that they're good. The acting is so stilted and straight that you can't help but dig it, and the storyline is very predictable, but somehow does the job, and gets you to remain interested in the story in a 80's kind of way. This whole film is almost camp now. But the Break dancing is off the chain... Breaking 2 - Electric Boogaloo is even better! I'm surprised movies used to be this simple? Amazing how times and movies change, seems like usually for the better if you're looking at it from a modern sensibility. It's dated, but totally cool and fun to watch with friends...


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