Breakin' (Breakdance: The Movie) Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Breakin' (Breakdance: The Movie)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Contains mild violence, sex references, language and scenes of smoking.

  • The pitch:

    Cool as Ice-T.

  • Starring:

    Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo 'Shabba-Doo' Quinones, Michael 'Boogaloo Shrimp' Chambers, Ben Lokey, Christopher McDonald, Phineas Newborn III, Bruno 'Pop N' Taco' Falcon, Timothy 'Poppin' Pete' Solomon, Ana ' Lollipop' Sánchez, Ice-T

  • Directed by:

    Joel Silberg

  • Running time:

    83 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)


    People get punched, hit with objects, thrown through the air, wrestled, pushed, shoved. A man kisses a woman forcefully (against her will). Objects crash. Yelling, shouting, arguing, threatening attitudes. Fear of getting raped, mugged mentioned.


    Kissing, flirting. Provocative dancing. Shirtless man. Skimpy dancewear, swimwear. Cleavage.


    Alcohol (champagne, wine, spirits). Smoking (cigars, cigarettes).


    SOB, name-calling, mocking behaviour, misogyny. Religious exclamations. Racial, cultural, gender, regional, class stereotypes.


    Dancing, breakdancing, jazz dancing, street dancing, talent, auditions, dance-offs, hip hop, training, jealousy, agents, career dancing, tragic 80s fashion, judging, choreography, waitressing, success, failure, ambition, dreams, breakin' stereotypes, prejudice.


    Dog, seagulls. Fur tails worn. Also known as Breakdance: The Movie. Post-credits scene.


    Effective, entertaining, cheesy, fun, infectious, irresistible, positive, colourful, funny, uplifting, campy, nostalgic, low-budget. Impressive dance sequences, well-shot choreography, ahead of its time, amusing cameo from Jean-Claude Van Damme, booming 80s soundtrack. No sex, nudity or strong violence.


    Stupid, predictable, silly, dated, racist, clichéd. Weak plot, underdeveloped story, bad acting.

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