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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 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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the beat of the streets is... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Adolfo Quinones believed that if the film flopped, we wouldn't have hip-hop as we know it today. See more »

Goofs

In the second dance battle scene in the club, Ice-T can clearly be seen rapping/talking into the microphone in the background yet we do not hear him at all. All that can be heard is music and the main characters dialog. See more »

Quotes

Franco: You're looking better. You still gotta learn how to relax, though.
Kelly: I'll work at it.
Franco: Loosen up. Let the music caress you.
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Connections

Referenced in Community: Comparative Religion (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Lil' Lockers
Written and Performed by Matthew Ender, Steven Elowe and Doug Lunn
Produced by Matthew Ender
Recorded at Pacifica Studios
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User Reviews

 
"Rocky," only the sport is break dancing.
20 February 2004 | by heilbornSee all my reviews

The plot is simple, the acting is spare, but the dancing, which is the whole reason for the show, is exceptional and still fresh after 20 years. If you love dancing, give a view. If you love dancing, it won't disappoint you.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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