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Breakin' (1984)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Musical  -  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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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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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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Push it to Pop it! Rock it to Lock it! Break it to Make it! See more »


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$36,100,000 (USA)
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First feature film of rapper Ice-T - two of his early instrumental rap songs were used (Tibetan Jam and Reckless); the producers later used Tibetan Jam in the film Missing in Action (1984) where it was used as background music. See more »

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In most of the shots of the Judges at the end of movie their cigarettes appear unlit or lit and vary position from being up their mouth to on the table as the dance scene progresses. See more »

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Judge: Next!
Ozone: OZONE! Street dancer.
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Referenced in Exterminator 2 (1984) See more »

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Tour de France
Performed by Kraftwerk
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc. and EMI
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products and EMI
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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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