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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.

Director:

Joel Silberg

Writers:

Charles Parker (story), Allen DeBevoise (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucinda Dickey ... Kelly / Special K
Adolfo Quinones ... Ozone / Orlando (as Adolfo 'Shabba-Doo' Quinones)
Michael Chambers ... Turbo / Tony (as Michael 'Boogaloo Shrimp' Chambers)
Ben Lokey ... Franco
Christopher McDonald ... James
Phineas Newborn III Phineas Newborn III ... Adam
Bruno Falcon Bruno Falcon ... Electro Rock 1 (as Bruno 'Pop N' Taco' Falcon)
Timothy Solomon Timothy Solomon ... Electro Rock 2 (as Timothy 'Poppin' Pete' Solomon)
Ana Sánchez Ana Sánchez ... Electro Rock 3 (as Ana 'Lollipop' Sanchez)
Ice-T ... Rap Talker (as Ice T)
Peter Bromilow Peter Bromilow ... Judge
Eleanor Zee Eleanor Zee ... Judge
Scott Cooper Scott Cooper ... Judge
Eb Lottimer ... Judge's Assistant
Teresa Kelly Teresa Kelly ... Vicky (as T.C. Laughlin)
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Storyline

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! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Breakdance See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

Quotes

Kelly: This isn't worth it. Blonde, brunette. If they're looking for hair why don't they look at gorillas?
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Lil' Lockers
Written and Performed by Matthew Ender, Steven Elowe and Doug Lunn
Produced by Matthew Ender
Recorded at Pacifica Studios
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A really bad movie, and I loved every minute of it!
14 February 2006 | by realdealholifieldSee all my reviews

Let's just say that I'm not surprised to see such a low rating for this movie. The acting was a joke. The plot, as predictable as can be. And Ice T sounds like pure shh... OK, now that we've gotten the bad stuff out of the way, let's sit back and enjoy the show. Because as other reviewers have said, this is an 80's flick. And yes everything about the 80's seems silly and lame to us now. But if you take a moment to think back, that's how the 80's were. Despite all it's weaknesses, this still is an enjoyable film. So loosen up, watch the movie, and have a little fun.

Oh and by the way, I'm giving this film a 9, not based it's technical merit, but purely for the fun factor!


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