Breakin' (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

Breakin' (1984)




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Movie Info

The first major breakdancing film, Breakin' stars Lucinda Dickey as a dancing student who dislikes the hidebound regimen of her demanding teacher. She breaks free from terpischorean tradition when she befriends a bunch of street kids devoted to breakdancing. Within a year of its release, Breakin' spawned a sequel, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo.more
Rating: PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Parker, Allen de Bevoise
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 5, 2003
MGM Home Entertainment


Michael Chambers
as Turbo / Tony
Lucinda Dickey
as Kelly / Special K
Adolfo Quinones
as Ozone / Orlando
Ben Lokey
as Franco
Bruno 'Pop N' Taco' ...
as Electro Rock No. 1
Timothy 'Poppin' Pet...
as Electro Rock No. 2
Anna 'Lollipop' Sanc...
as Electro Rock No. 3
as Rap Talker
Eb Lottimer
as Judge's Assistant
Ric Mancini
as Joe the Cook
Lyla Graham
as Caroline Divine
Bea Silvern
as Jennifer Sweet
Gwendolyn Brown
as Sophie Cunningham
Dalton Cathey
as Producer
Larry Newburg
as Producer
Lisa Freeman
as Waitress
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Critic Reviews for Breakin'

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | February 27, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

the movie has a certain entertainment value, especially considering its place in cinema history

Full Review… | April 27, 2015
7M Pictures

Ruim a ponto de ser divertido, é um produto típico dos anos 80; uma verdadeira cápsula do tempo. Que, diga-se de passagem, jamais deveria ser aberta.

November 25, 2006
Cinema em Cena

Breakdancing was a man-made scourge, and Breakin' is the price we had to pay for our arrogance.

Full Review… | April 3, 2005

Audience Reviews for Breakin'

This movie was a lot better than I expected. Yes, it is cheesy, but it has a great message for youth which still holds true. Plus the music is awesome, the dancing is amazing, and it makes you want to get out of your seat and start breakin' along with them. This movie is a lot of fun.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Gloriously bad, but meant to be cutting edge. Good times.

Robert C

Super Reviewer


The dancing scenes are wonderful but as a whole, this is pretty lane.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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