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 sequel to the breakdancing film Breakin', with both films having been released in 1984. Electric Boogaloo was released seven months 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).  It is also used in a general sense to poke fun at any sequel that is made by adding it after the number 2 just because it sounds funny.
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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