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Genre  Drama, Musical
Duration  
Country  United States
4.9/10 IMDb


Director  Sam Firstenberg
Initial DVD release  April 15, 2003
Language  English
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Writer  Charles Parker, Allen DeBevoise, Jan Ventura, Julie Reichert
Release date  January 11, 1985
Songs  Electric Boogaloo
Cast  Lucinda Dickey (Kelly), Adolfo Quinones (Ozone), Michael Chambers (Turbo), Harry Caesar (Byron), Susie Coelho (Rhonda), Jo De Winter (Mrs. Bennett)
Similar movies  Beat Street, Step Up 2: The Streets, La Haine, Bombin', All City, You Got Served
Tagline  They'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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Plot

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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.

Cast

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  • 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
  • Critical reception

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    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.

    Soundtrack

    Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo movie scenes

    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.

    Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo movie scenes
    1. "Electric Boogaloo" – Ollie & Jerry
    2. "Radiotron" – Firefox
    3. "Din Daa Daa" – George Kranz
    4. "When I.C.U." – Ollie & Jerry
    5. "Gotta Have the Money" – Steve Donn
    6. "Believe in the Beat" – Carol Lynn Townes
    7. "Set it out" – Midway
    8. "I Don't Wanna Come Down" – Mark Scott
    9. "Stylin' Profilin'" – Firefox
    10. "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.

    Legacy

    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.

    References

    Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo Wikipedia
    Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo IMDbBreakin 2: Electric Boogaloo Rotten TomatoesBreakin 2: Electric Boogaloo Roger EbertBreakin 2: Electric Boogaloo DiscogsBreakin 2: Electric Boogaloo themoviedb.org


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