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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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For The Break Of Your Life! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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4 May 1984 (USA)  »

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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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When James and Adam are watching Kelly, Turbo and Ozone dancing at the Radio-Tron, you can hear "Right on!" But neither Adam nor James lips move. See more »

Quotes

Ozone: Why don't you punks just split? I think I hear your mama calling you.
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Referenced in The Brothers (2001) See more »

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Garage Dance
Written by Gary Malkin (as Gary Remal) and Michael Boyd
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bringing back the memories
19 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

well as an adult watching back on what i used too do myself in the streets of NYC. This movie brought back memories i thought i had forgotten.Ozone and Turbo inspired me and it rekindled what i had lost as a child now as an adult.Memories last a lifetime and i wish i was back in the 80's again!I sit here now as adult wondering where my childhood idols are at now.Trying too think where all this time went, Being able too look up there Bio's is cool.Just wish that breakn'3 could have been made,that would be something truly unique.The movie was very in-depth of how it was growing up back then dancing in the streets and wondering if our dreams of making it big would come true. Just to get out and experience what life on the other side could have been like for a child in the hood.


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