Breakin', was released
in 1984 as Breakdance: The Movie. The tag line was
"Push it to pop it, Rock it to lock it, and Break it to
make it." The sequel, Breakin' 2: Electric
Boogaloo, was also released in 1984. The original
was based on a German documentary called Breakin' and
Enterin', which featured the artists and dancers
from a club called Radiotron in Los Angeles.
Breakin' debuted Ice T and, you love this, also featured
Jean-Claude Van Damme as an extra (he was accepting any
work he could get at the time).
Breakin' was about a young jazz dancer
named Kelly, who met up with a couple of hip break
dancers named Ozone and Turbo. Ozone and Turbo had
a rivalry with another dance crew called Electro Rock,
whose members consisted of, yes you guessed it, Popin'
Pete, Poppin' Taco, and Lollipop. The movie shows
off the skills of the dancers as they dance off at the
The sequel, which was
actually released as Breakdance 2 Electric Boogaloo
(which is a dance), continued the lives of Kelly, Ozone,
and Turbo, who worked to stop the demolition of a
community recreation center. Ice-T was back in the
flick, and a little known Martika also starred.
Both movies did well financially, although they received