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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 »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 ... Judge
Eleanor Zee Eleanor Zee ... Judge
Scott Cooper Scott Cooper ... Judge
Eb Lottimer 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:

the dance explosion of the 80s See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Breakin' See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,047,686, 6 May 1984

Gross USA:

$38,682,707

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,682,707
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Chambers called this "the Enter the Dragon (1973) of hip-hop". See more »

Goofs

When Ozone, Turbo and Kelly pose in the last shot of their Dance Montage, the actors marker is on the bottom of the floor. 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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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Apple (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Franco's Tango
Written by Gary Malkin (as Gary Remal) and Michael Boyd
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Breakin',a time warp of fun and classic tunes
19 December 2003 | by KrystalKeller80See all my reviews

Breakin' is by far the best dance movie ever to come from the 80's. It has everything, classic soundtrack featuring Ollie & Jerry & Firefox, the incredibly talented Lucinda Dickey, Unforgettable dance sequences, An uplifting and feel good story and it started a dance craze that spread across the entire world.

It tells the story of Kelly, a dance student who tires of dance classes and is introduced to street dancing through the two master breakers on the scene Ozone & Turbo.

Kelly soon learns all the Breakin' moves and the trio set off to win an all time dance contest.

The sequel to this movie unfortunately lacks all that this one has but with a box office hit like this the sequel dosn't really matter. Forget beat street and all those other lame hip hop movies, this is the all time slice of original unique dance movie making which has so much chemistry between the main cast, you can't help but like and relate to Turbo,Kelly & Ozone.

If you have'nt yet seen this classic cult movie then i sugest you do so coz you really are missing out on a hell of a great nights entertainment.


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