Breakin' is the first feature film entirely devoted to the breakdancing craze.

Breakin’ is the first feature film entirely devoted to the breakdancing craze.

On a plot level, concoction is too derivative of Flashdance for its own good, as the premise once again is untrained, but highly skilled and imaginative, street dancers versus the stuffy, inflexible dance establishment.

Filmmakers have also played it safe in focusing the action on a nice, middle-class white girl (Lucinda Dickey), whereas breakdancing is almost exclusively the domain of blacks and Latinos.

Aside from these fainthearted choices, however, film is quite satisfactory and breezily entertaining on its own terms.

Breakin'

Production

Golan-Globus. Director Joel Silberg; Producer Allen DeBevoise, David Zito; Screenplay Charles Parker, Allen DeBevoise, Gerald Scaife; Camera Hannania Baer; Editor Mark Helfrich; Music Gary Remal, Michael Boyd; Art Director Ivo G. Crisante

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1984. Running time: 87 MIN.

Cast

Lucinda Dickey Adolfo Quinones Michael Chambers Ben Lokey Christopher McDonald Phineas Newborn III
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