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.


Michael Chambers
as Turbo / Tony
Lucinda Dickey
as Kelly / Special K
Adolfo Quinones
as Ozone / Orlando
Ben Lokey
as Franco
Bruno 'Pop N' Taco' Falcon
as Electro Rock No. 1
Anna 'Lollipop' Sanchez
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 (7)

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

April 27, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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 | Rating: 1/5

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

April 3, 2005 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

When I was ten, I thought it was the coolest movie I'd ever seen.

January 14, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

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
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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

Robert C
Robert C

Super Reviewer


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

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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