Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo

Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo

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Director: Sam Firstenberg

Cast: Lucinda Dickey, Adolpho "Shabba Doo" Quinones, Michael "Boogaloo Shrimp" Chambers

     
 

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Breakdancing, hip-hop, rap, and a good time are the main stars of this standard teen movie about youths trying to raise money to save their community club from being razed for a shopping mall. Ozone (Adolfo Quiñones) and Turbo (Michael Chambers) are two master breakdancers who have started a community club to teach other teens how to manage the acrobatics of the dance

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Breakdancing, hip-hop, rap, and a good time are the main stars of this standard teen movie about youths trying to raise money to save their community club from being razed for a shopping mall. Ozone (Adolfo Quiñones) and Turbo (Michael Chambers) are two master breakdancers who have started a community club to teach other teens how to manage the acrobatics of the dance without literally breaking anything. Their efforts create some choreographed, group breakdancing that is rather innovative. But an evil developer (Peter MacLean) sees their property as ideal for a shopping mall project -- and a crooked politician is willing to back him up for a fee. As the teens do their best to raise money to keep their center, some are also battling with restrictive parents or trying to ease into romantic liaisons that offer their own challenges.

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This sequel to the surprise hit Breakin' is every bit the opportunistic quickie that its sequel status might lead one to suspect. However, that's not a bad thing: Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo knows exactly what its audience wants (i.e. breakdancing, and lots of it) and delivers the goods with relentless energy. The script harkens back to the musicals of the Busby Berkeley era, complete with regular stops for fantasy musical sequences and a "let's put on a show to save our hangout" finale. Characterizations and plotting tend to be pretty inane, but director Sam Firstenberg skips past these hurdles by minimizing those elements in favor of cramming in as many musical set pieces as 90 minutes can hold. Some of these moments are surprisingly inspired, the best being an all-stops-out dance sequence in a hospital ward and an impressive scene in which Ozone dances up the wall and across the ceiling. This breathless approach makes Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo a blast of colorful, kitschy fun that is well worth a look to anyone nostalgic for the era of parachute pants and pop-locking.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/15/2003
UPC:
0883904126379
Original Release:
1984
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lucinda Dickey Kelly
Adolpho "Shabba Doo" Quinones Ozone
Michael Chambers Turbo
Susie Bono Rhonda
Harry Caesar Byron
Jo de Winter Mrs. Bennett
Fred Asparagus Hispanic Man
Frankie Crocker Emcee
Kamie Harper Kid
Jimmy E. Keegan Kid
John Lamotta Policeman
Jerry Lazarus Paris Director
Lu Leonard Head Nurse
Don W. Lewis Magician
Sandy Lipton Mrs. Snyder
Peter MacLean Mr. Douglas
Kimberly McCullough Kimberly
Herb Mitchell Stanley
Ken Olfson Randall
Jay Rasumny Hardhat
Nick Segal Derek
Shabba-Doo Actor
Tim Wise Doctor
William Cort Howard Howard
Ice-T Radiotron Rapper
Sam Livneh Dancer
Jim W. Jones Bulldozer Driver
Richard Gross Juggler

Technical Credits
Sam Firstenberg Director,Screenwriter
Dorothy Baca Costumes/Costume Designer
Hanania Baer Cinematographer
Joseph T. Garrity Production Designer
Bert Glatstein Editor
Yoram Globus Producer
Menahem Golan Producer
Bill Goodson Choreography
Jerie Kelter Set Decoration/Design
Michael Linn Score Composer
Marcus Manton Editor
Julia Reichert Screenwriter
Pat Tagliaferro Art Director,Production Designer
David Womark Asst. Director
Barry Zetlin Editor

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Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Was so thrilled to be able to get this! After 20 years it still has the power to inspire me to drop to the floor, stretch and keep moving! Brings back memories of the Funhouse, Roseland, Soap Factory and changing clothes from club to club!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember this movie when I was a child and it is one of my favorite movies of all time. If you are a fan of creativity and and dancing then you will absolutely LOVE BREAKIN'.Get ready to dance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I wuz starting out breakin on the subway platformz, I wuz havin truble hittin the movez, then I sees Breakin 2, it wuz da BOMB! That part where the battle the evil dudes on the bulldozers wuz HYPE!!! Better beleive dat! It gave me the power to stick wit it, word to ya motha!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago