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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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Ozone / Orlando (as Adolfo 'Shabba-Doo' Quinones)
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Turbo / Tony (as Michael 'Boogaloo Shrimp' Chambers)
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Phineas Newborn III ...
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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)
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Rap Talker (as Ice T)
Peter Bromilow ...
Eleanor Zee ...
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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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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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Breakdance  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,047,686, 6 May 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,682,707

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,456,707
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1.37 : 1
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Adolfo Quinones believed that if the film flopped, we wouldn't have hip-hop as we know it today. See more »

Goofs

During the final audition, before Ozone rips his shirt sleeves out, it is clearly visible that they have been already cut partially to allow the actor to easily rip them out.. See more »

Quotes

Judge: Next!
Ozone: OZONE! Street dancer.
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Referenced in Daddy's Home (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't Nobody
Written by Hawk Wolinski (as Hawk Worlinski)
Performed by Rufus with Chaka Khan
Produced by Russ Titelman (as Russ Titleman)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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pop and lock.
15 May 2005 | by 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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