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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kelly / Special K
... Ozone / Orlando (as Adolfo 'Shabba-Doo' Quinones)
... Turbo / Tony (as Michael 'Boogaloo Shrimp' Chambers)
... Franco
... 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)
Ana Sánchez ... Electro Rock 3 (as Ana 'Lollipop' Sanchez)
... Rap Talker (as Ice T)
Peter Bromilow ... Judge
Eleanor Zee ... Judge
Scott Cooper ... Judge
... Judge's Assistant
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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MGM

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4 May 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Breakdance  »

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Box Office

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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(Metrocolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Adolfo Quinones compared his and Michael Chambers' roles to Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Spoofed in Kickin' It Old Skool (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Street People
Written by Ollie E. Brown and Jerry Knight
Performed by Fire Fox
Produced by Ollie E. Brown for Brown Sugar Productions
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One of the best dance films
10 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Breakin' is an incredible dance movie, although the story is a bit weak. And sure the dancers aren't the best actors, but hey, could an average actor really dance that well? And the soundtrack is perfect,but it is out of print. The movie itself is sort of hard to find, being recently reissued on DVD, I've only seen copies at Best Buy. Here is my rubric: Feel Good Effect: 10/10 Storyline: 8/10 Acting: 8/10 Soundtrack: 10/10 Dancing: 10/10 Believability: 9/10 Costumes: 10/10 Overall Style: 9.5/10 My Rating: 10/10


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