Breakin'

May 4th, 1984







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Plot
'Breakin': A struggling young jazz dancer (Lucinda Dickey) meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds. Features ICE-T in his film debut as a club MC.

Release Year: 1984

Rating: 4.8/10 (2,528 voted)

Director: Joel Silberg

Stars: Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers

Storyline
'Breakin': A struggling young jazz dancer (Lucinda Dickey) meets up with two break-dancers. Together they become the sensation of the street crowds. Features ICE-T in his film debut as a club MC.

Writers: Charles Parker, Allen DeBevoise

Cast:
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 - Adam
Bruno Falcon - Electro Rock 1 (as 'Bruno Pop N' Taco' Falcon)
Timothy Solomon - Electro Rock 2 (as Timothy 'Poppin' Pete' Solomon)
Ana Sánchez - Electro Rock 3 (as Ana 'Lollipop' Sanchez)
Ice-T - Rap Talker (as Ice T)
Peter Bromilow - Judge
Eleanor Zee - Judge
Scott Cooper - Judge
Ed Lottimer - Judge's Assistant (as Eb Lottimer)
Teresa Kelly - Vicky (as T.C. Laughlin)

Taglines: For The Break Of Your Life!



Details

Official Website: MGM |

Release Date: 4 May 1984

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $6,047,686 (USA) (6 May 1984) (1 Screen)

Gross: $38,682,707 (USA)



Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the first "street dancing" scene (the one in which Kelly accompanies Ozone and Turbo to the beach), the audience watching the dancing is comprised of surfers and beach bums. In said audience, we see a man in a black singlet clapping with the music. This man is Jean-Claude Van Damme in his first on-screen appearance. According to Van Damme, he tried hard to draw attention to himself by jumping in the air and doing flips but they were not included in the film.

Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: At the final audition when they are hugging each other and the camera spins around them you can see the camera operator or his assistant on the right.

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]



User Review

AIN'T NO STOPPIN' A GOOD MOVIE!

Rating: 9/10

I just viewed an old tape of "Breakin'" last night. It's been 17 years since I first viewed it at the movies. However, I can't believe the powerful effect it still has on me. Yes, admittedly, the plot is not original, the screenplay is truly by-the-numbers, and the acting is generally amateurish. Yet, in spite of these shortcomings, the movie is still catchy, sincere, and engrossing. That's because of the talented stars who really love what they do, namely, breakdancing and "poppin' and lockin'," along with the stimulating, get-on-your-feet dance music.

This movie is like a time capsule of the 80s, with hints of the future. Moreover, I still find it to be inspirational, motivational, and hypnotic. Looking at these streetdancers and the jazz dancer go after their dreams with sheer determination, talent, and grit makes me want to jump up and do the same thing! Yes, I'm nearly fifty, but looking at this movie gave me another shot of adrenalin to do what I need to do in my daily life. "Ain't no stoppin' us" is the endless musical mantra in "Breakin'"...nothing stopped the dancers, and nothing's going to stop me, either. Watch "Breakin'" for yourself, and you'll see what I mean. 9/10 Rating.









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