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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly / Special K
Ozone / Orlando (as Adolfo 'Shabba-Doo' Quinones)
Turbo / Tony (as Michael 'Boogaloo Shrimp' Chambers)
Ben Lokey ...
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 ...
Judge's Assistant
Teresa Kelly ...
Vicky (as T.C. Laughlin)


'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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4 May 1984 (USA)  »

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$36,100,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers and Timothy Solomon had featured on the video for "I Feel for You" by Chaka Khan, filmed before this movie went into production. See more »


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 »


Judge: Next!
Ozone: OZONE! Street dancer.
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Spoofed in Kickin' It Old Skool (2007) See more »


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Written by Gary Malkin (as Gary Remal) and Michael Boyd
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"Rocky," only the sport is break dancing.
20 February 2004 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

The plot is simple, the acting is spare, but the dancing, which is the whole reason for the show, is exceptional and still fresh after 20 years. If you love dancing, give a view. If you love dancing, it won't disappoint you.

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