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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
Bruno Falcon ...
Electro Rock 1 (as Bruno 'Pop N' Taco' Falcon)
Timothy Solomon ...
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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Eleanor Zee ...
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Scott Cooper ...
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Eb Lottimer ...
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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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Push it to Pop it! Rock it to Lock it! Break it to Make it! See more »

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Breakdance  »

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$36,100,000 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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According to Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones would often try to show her up and make her feel intimidated because of her dancing ability and their clashes within the film rang true with his personal resentment for her which was also shared by their co-star Michael Chambers. See more »

Goofs

Obvious fishing wire is seen attached the broom handle and curves around Turbos hand in the close-up shot of him first lifting the broom. See more »

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Ozone: FOOL!
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Soundtracks

Baroque in Blue
From Claude Bolling's Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano
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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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