Breakin'

Breakin' (1984)

Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Drama, Music, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy Drama, Coming-Of-Age Fiction  |   Release Date - May 1, 1984  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Breakin', released as Breakdance: the Movie or Break Street '84 in some countries, is a 1984 American breakdancing-themed comedy-drama film directed by Joel Silberg and written by Charles Parker and Allen DeBevoise based on a story by Parker, DeBevoise, and Gerald Scaife. The film's setting was inspired by a 1983 German documentary entitled Breakin' and Enterin', set in the multi-racial hip hop club, Radio-Tron, based out of MacArthur Park in Los Angeles. Many of the artists and dancers, including Ice T (who makes his film debut as a club MC) and Boogaloo Shrimp, went straight from Breakin' and Enterin' to star in Breakin'. Ice T has stated he considers the film and his own performance in it to be "wack".

The musical score featured the hits, "Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us" by Ollie & Jerry and "Freakshow on the Dance Floor".

Breakin' was the final Cannon film production released by MGM/UA. After release, MGM and Cannon dissolved their distribution deal, reportedly over the potentially X-rated content in John Derek's film, Bolero and MGM's then-policy of not theatrically releasing X-rated material, forcing Cannon to become an in-house distribution company once again. Because of the demise of the distribution deal, Breakin' is considered to be the final financially profitable film released by Cannon.

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Box Office

$38,682,707

Themes

Tags

Breakdancing, Breakin, Cult, Dance, Dancing, Flashdance, Hip-hop, Rap Music, Street Dance

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Filming Location: Los Angeles
Narrative Location: Los Angeles

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Alternate Titles

Break
HU
Break Street 84
FR
Break, les danseurs de la rue
CA
Breakdance
FI, HU, IT, MX, PH, PL, PT, ES, TR, US, UY
Breakdance - The Movie
SE
Breakdance - Στο ρυθμό του δρόμου
GR
Breakdance the Movie
GB
Breakdance: la película
MX, PE
Breakdance: The Movie
EU, NL
Breakin'
AU, AT, BR, CA, DD, EC, DE, IN, GB, US
Breakin' - The Street Dance
DK
Superdanza
MX
Брейкданс
BG
Брейкери
UA
ブレイクダンス
JP