Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
|Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo|
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo movie poster
|Directed by||Sam Firstenberg|
|Produced by||Yoram Globus
Pieter Jan Brugge (executive producer)
|Written by||Charles Parker[disambiguation needed]
|Music by||Michael Linn|
|Edited by||Sally Allen
|Distributed by||TriStar Pictures (USA)
Cannon Films (non-USA)
|December 21, 1984|
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo is the 1984 sequel to the breakdancing film Breakin'. It was first released the year after its predecessor by TriStar Pictures, and by Cannon Films a few months later. 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. Viktor Manoel, Ice-T, and Martika (who was little known then) also appear as dancers.
- Lucinda Dickey as Kelly / Special K
- Adolfo Quiñones as Ozone
- Michael Chambers as Turbo
- Susie Bono (Susie Coelho) as Rhonda
- Sabrina Garcia as Lucia
- Ice-T as Rap Talker
- Cooley Jackson as Featured Street Dancer TKO
- John LaMotta as a Policeman
- Steve "Sugarfoot" Notario as Strobe
Since the release of the film, 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 for unnecessary and/or unwanted sequels. The usual connotation suggests either a sequel title that is ridiculous, or that it is the follow-up to an obscure, formulaic, or simply unsuccessful movie (or other work). 
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.
- "Electric Boogaloo" – Ollie & Jerry
- "Radiotron" – Firefox
- "Din Daa Daa" – George Kranz
- "When I.C.U." – Ollie & Jerry
- "Gotta Have the Money" – Steve Donn
- "Believe in the Beat" – Carol Lynn Townes
- "Set it out" – Midway
- "I Don't Wanna Come Down" – Mark Scott[disambiguation needed]
- "Stylin' Profilin'" – Firefox
- "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 will be releasing the film, along with Breakin', as a double feature Blu-ray.
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