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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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Breakdance  »

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$36,100,000 (USA)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lela Rochon, Adolfo Quinones (Ozone)'s wife can be seen during the opening credits. See more »


When Turbo and Ozone go to sit down after practicing their dance moves towards the beginning of the movie, Ozone is pulling out a cigarette of his pocket in the next shot as hes sitting with Turbo it instantly appears in his mouth. See more »


Ozone: FOOL!
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Featured in It's Black Entertainment (2002) See more »


Written by Ollie E. Brown and Joe Curiale
Performed by Ollie & Jerry
Produced by Ollie E. Brown for Brown Sugar Productions
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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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