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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 ... 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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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

Lucinda Dickey got the female lead in this film after working with director Sam Firstenberg on Ninja III: The Domination (1984), but this was rushed through post-production and hit cinemas first. See more »

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During the final audition, before Ozone rips his shirt sleeves out, it is clearly visible that they have been already cut partially to allow the actor to easily rip them out.. See more »

Quotes

Turbo: What's this?
Waiter: Fromage de tete du porc.
Turbo: Who?
Waiter: Hog's head cheese.
Turbo: Sick, man! Sick
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Connections

Referenced in Exterminator 2 (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Cut It
Written by Paul Fishman
Performed by Re-Flex
Produced by Re-Flex
Courtesy of Capitol/EMI Records
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A gulity pleasure
17 September 2001 | by DunnDeeDaGreatSee all my reviews

Breakin may have been made for one sole purpose to cash in on the break dancing phase but it's still a great film. Yeah the plot 's a bit contrived but who cares the soundtrack and dancing are great and that's all that matters.


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