DirectorSam Firstenberg Initial DVD releaseApril 15, 2003 LanguageEnglish
WriterCharles Parker, Allen DeBevoise, Jan Ventura, Julie Reichert Release dateJanuary 11, 1985 SongsElectric Boogaloo CastLucinda Dickey (Kelly), Adolfo Quinones (Ozone), Michael Chambers (Turbo), Harry Caesar (Byron), Susie Coelho (Rhonda), Jo De Winter (Mrs. Bennett) Similar moviesBeat Street, Step Up 2: The Streets, La Haine, Bombin', All City, You Got Served
TaglineThey're Back... For Everyone Who Believes In the Beat.
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Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo is a 1984 film directed by Sam Firstenberg. It is a sequel to the 1984 breakdancing film Breakin'. Electric Boogaloo was released nine months after its predecessor by TriStar Pictures and by Cannon Films a few months later. In some international locations the film was released under the title Breakdance 2: Electric Boogaloo. Another sequel, Rappin' (also known as Breakdance 3) was made but had an unconnected plot and different lead characters – only Ice-T features in all three movies.
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Breakin' 2 features three characters from Breakin' – Kelly (Lucinda Dickey), Ozone (Adolfo Quinones), and Turbo (Michael Chambers) – who struggle to stop the demolition of a community recreation center by a developer who wants to build a shopping mall. Viktor Manoel, Ice-T, and Martika (who was little known then) also appear as dancers.
Lucinda Dickey as Kelly / Special K
Adolfo "Shabba Doo" Quiñones as Orlando/Ozone
Michael "Boogaloo Shrimp" Chambers as Tony/Turbo
Susie Bono as Rhonda
Sabrina Garcia as Lucia
Ice-T as Rapper
Cooley Jackson as Featured Street Dancer TKO
John LaMotta as a Policeman
Steve "Sugarfoot" Notario as Strobe
Though most critics rated the film poorly, New York Press film critic Armond White considered it to be "superb" and Roger Ebert gave the film a three-star rating.
Like its predecessor, much of the film's soundtrack was provided by Ollie & Jerry, comprising the duo Ollie E. Brown and Jerry Knight. The title track, "Electric Boogaloo", reached number 45 on the R&B charts.
"Electric Boogaloo" – Ollie & Jerry
"Radiotron" – Firefox
"Din Daa Daa" – George Kranz
"When I.C.U." – Ollie & Jerry
"Gotta Have the Money" – Steve Donn
"Believe in the Beat" – Carol Lynn Townes
"Set it out" – Midway
"I Don't Wanna Come Down" – Mark Scott
"Stylin' Profilin'" – Firefox
"Oye Mamacita" – Rags & Riches
Home video releases
On April 15, 2003, MGM Home Entertainment released Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo as a bare-bones DVD. On April 21, 2015, Shout! Factory released the film, along with Breakin', as a double feature Blu-ray.
The subtitle "Electric Boogaloo", originally a reference to a funk-oriented dance style of the same name, has entered the pop-culture lexicon as a snowclone pejorative nickname to denote an archetypical sequel. The usual connotation is of either a ridiculous sequel title, or of the follow-up to an obscure or eclectic movie (or other work). It was used by Wil Wheaton as a subtitle as a plug for his radio show. The band Five Iron Frenzy titled one of their albums Five Iron Frenzy 2: Electric Boogaloo. An episode of the television show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia was titled "Chardee MacDennis 2: Electric Boogaloo". Other news articles and media have used the Electric Boogaloo subtitle, and it has also become an Internet meme.
A documentary about the Cannon Group was released in 2014 called Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films of which Breakin' and Breakin' 2 were featured.