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Breakin' (1984)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 4 May 1984 (USA)
A struggling young jazz dancer meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds.

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

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At the final audition when they are hugging each other and the camera spins around them you can see the camera operator or his assistant on the right. See more »

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Turbo: You owe me seven dollars man.
Franco: For what?
Turbo: For teaching you how to dance sucker.
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Beat Box
Performed by The Art of Noise (as Art of Noise)
Courtesy of Z.T.T. and Island Records
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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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