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Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)

A developer tries to bulldoze a community recreation center. The local breakdancers try to stop it.

Director:

Sam Firstenberg

Writers:

Charles Parker (characters), Allen DeBevoise (characters) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucinda Dickey ... Kelly
Adolfo Quinones ... Ozone (as Adolfo 'Shabba-Doo' Quinones)
Michael Chambers ... Turbo (as Michael 'Boogaloo Shrimp' Chambers)
Susie Coelho Susie Coelho ... Rhonda (as Susie Bono)
Harry Caesar ... Byron
Jo de Winter Jo de Winter ... Mrs. Bennett (as Jo De Winter)
John Christy Ewing John Christy Ewing ... Mr. Bennett
Steve Notario Steve Notario ... Strobe / Electro-Rockers Dancer (as Steve 'Sugarfoot' Notario)
Sabrina García Sabrina García ... Lucia
Lu Leonard Lu Leonard ... Head Nurse
Ken Olfson ... Randall
Peter MacLean Peter MacLean ... Mr. Douglas
Herb Mitchell ... Stanley
Sandy Lipton Sandy Lipton ... Mrs. Snyder
William Cort William Cort ... Howard Howard
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Storyline

A developer tries to bulldoze a community recreation center. The local breakdancers try to stop it.

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Taglines:

If you can't beat the system...break it! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Breakin' 2 is Electric Boogaloo See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,921,030, 25 December 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,101,131
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Inspired by real-life events. The Radio-Tron, a youth center near MacArthur Park, Los Angeles, faced demolition. Youth director Carmelo Alvarez rallied the youth and community to march to Los Angeles City Hall and try to save the Radio-Tron. See more »

Goofs

An obvious stunt double is used when Turbo is falling down a set of stairs. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Bennett: Well, Kelly, now that you've left your life in the theater, maybe you'd like to reconsider my offer of four years at Princeton.
Kelly: I haven't quit, Dad. I'm just takin' a break. I told you a million times: dance is my life.
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Connections

Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Richard in Stars Hollow (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Oye Mamacita
Performed by Rags and Riches
Written by Jeff Barry and Nino Tempo
Produced by Bobby Ragona, Steve Loeb, Rick Bleiweiss
Courtesy of PolyGram Records
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Off The Heazy!!
9 September 2002 | by LARRYLOVE711See all my reviews

Let's get one thing straight......If you haven't lived the Hip-Hop lifestyle, you cannot properly judge this movie in ANY negative manner. I was a teenager in the mid 80's and danced (electric boogie) in the streets and roller rinks of NY for 4+ years. I went to LA when I was 16 and battled other dancers on Venice Beach, which was the MECCA of electric boogie street dancers.

This movie was the best of it's kind!! Michael "Boogaloo Shrimp" Chambers was arguably the best in the craft and shined in both this movie and it's predecessor. Don't view this movie looking for a wealth of incredible acting, but do watch it for some amazing street dancing and a very likeable cast with a good storyline. I LOVED this movie and still do. Every time I see it, I'm transported from my office back to my carefree teenage years, where my biggest problems were what to wear when dancing and what music I was going to boogie to!

I'm popping and throwing waves as I write............


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