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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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25 Years On and Still the Breakdance Classic See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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Obvious stunt woman standing against the wall when Turbo is dancing around the room. 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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Jamin' in Manhattan
Performed by Jeff Tyzik
Written by Jeff Tyzik, Mike Boone and Bob Stein
Courtesy of Polydor Records
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It's the cheeziest!!!
15 May 2000 | by constructionbobSee all my reviews

No, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo will never win any awards. It'll never even come close, but for some strange reason I still enjoy it. I'd much rather spend a night watching it than some pretentious Hollywood garbage like Armegeddon. Let's see if I can find a few reasons why.

This movie is sort of like a Scooby Doo episode-you know the plot already, and can predict it easily. Oh no! The youth center's in trouble! How much you wanna bet that the Breakin' kids will come through with the money just in time to save it? How much you wanna bet that'll involve an inordinate number of spontaneous dance scenes, and supa-dope fly moves? Yep, you might be able to guess the answers.

It's just fun to see these people play it out, because they're obviously having fun. Yeah, even the straights like Kelly's parents finally get on the train. And watch for the scene in the hospital. Yes, the miraculous power of break dancing can bring your loved ones back from the dead!

Oh well, maybe I can't defend this intellectually, but this movie's still great. Watch it, and just try to do the robot as well as Turbo or Ozone...just be careful, or you might actually have fun too...


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