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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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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)
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Franco
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James
Phineas Newborn III ...
Adam
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Electro Rock 1 (as Bruno 'Pop N' Taco' Falcon)
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Electro Rock 2 (as Timothy 'Poppin' Pete' Solomon)
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Electro Rock 3 (as Ana 'Lollipop' Sanchez)
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Rap Talker (as Ice T)
Peter Bromilow ...
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Scott Cooper ...
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Teresa Kelly ...
Vicky (as T.C. Laughlin)
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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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Taglines:

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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4 May 1984 (USA)  »

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Breakdance  »

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$36,100,000 (USA)
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Trivia

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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Towards the end of the movie when Kelly and Ozone are arguing at Venice Beach, the last shot of that scene as they are walking away; Ozone says, "I want to show you what real dancing is about." You can see that Ozone's lips don't move, but you can still hear him say something. See more »

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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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99 ½
Written by John Footman and Maxi Anderson
Performed by Carol Lynn Townes
Produced and Mixed by Rod Hui for Rodway Productions
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A really bad movie, and I loved every minute of it!
14 February 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Let's just say that I'm not surprised to see such a low rating for this movie. The acting was a joke. The plot, as predictable as can be. And Ice T sounds like pure shh... OK, now that we've gotten the bad stuff out of the way, let's sit back and enjoy the show. Because as other reviewers have said, this is an 80's flick. And yes everything about the 80's seems silly and lame to us now. But if you take a moment to think back, that's how the 80's were. Despite all it's weaknesses, this still is an enjoyable film. So loosen up, watch the movie, and have a little fun.

Oh and by the way, I'm giving this film a 9, not based it's technical merit, but purely for the fun factor!


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