Film Reviews

Posted: Sat., Dec. 31, 1983, 11:00pm PT

Breakin' 2 - Electric Boogaloo

Cannon. Director Sam Firstenberg; Producer Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus; Screenplay Jan Ventura, Julie Reichert; Camera Hanania Baer; Editor Marcus Manton; Music Mike Linn; Art Director Joseph T. Garrity
Lucinda Dickey Adolfo Quinones Michael Chambers Susie Bono Harry Caesar Jo de Winter
Breakin' 2 is a comic book of a film, and, as in a cartoon, kids can get away with anything to have a good time.

As a phenomenon, the hip-hop, breakdancing, sidewalk graffiti and rap music culture lends itself well to a comic book approach and to his credit director Sam Firstenberg doesn't try to interject too much reality into the picture.

This time around Ozone (Adolfo 'Shabba-Doo' Quinones) and Turbo (Michael 'Boogaloo Shrimp' Chambers) have turned their street dancing talents to teaching other disadvantaged youths at a rundown community club they've dubbed Miracles.

When a developer (Peter MacLean) and a corrupt politician (Ken Olfson) try to put up a shopping center where the community center stands, the kids decide to put on a show to raise the necessary $200,000.

(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1984. Running time: 94 MIN.

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