Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo

Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
Breakdance 2: Electric Boogaloo movie poster
Directed by Sam Firstenberg
Produced by Yoram Globus
Menahem Golan
Pieter Jan Brugge (executive producer)
Shirts Stanley
Written by Charles Parker
Allen DeBevoise
Jan Ventura
Julie Reichert
Starring Lucinda Dickey
Adolfo Quinones
Michael Chambers
Music by Michael Linn
Cinematography Hanania Baer
Editing by Sally Allen
Bert Glatstein
Bob Jenkis
Marcus Manton
Barry Zetlin
Distributed by TriStar Pictures (USA)
Cannon Films (non-USA)
Release date(s) December 21, 1984
Running time 94 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $15,101,131

Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo is the 1984 sequel to the breakdancing film Breakin'. It was first released the same year as its predecessor by TriStar Pictures, and by Cannon Films the year after. In some international locations, the movie was released under the title Breakdance 2: Electric Boogaloo. A further 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.


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. Also appear dancer Viktor Manoel, Ice-T, and Martika, who was little known then.


Electric Boogaloo

Since the release of the film, the subtitle "Electric Boogaloo", a reference to a funk-oriented dance style of the same name, has been used to refer to sequels pejoratively.[1] The usual connotation suggests a sequel that is ridiculous, absurd, unwanted, unnecessary, formulaic, or obscure.[2][3]

Critical reception

Though most critics rated the film poorly,[4][5] New York Press film critic Armond White considered it to be "superb"[6] and Roger Ebert gave the film a three-star rating.[7]


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," did not appear in pop charts and reached place #45 on the R&B chart.[8]

  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


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • AllRovi
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