Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
|Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo|
Breakdance 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|
|Editing by||Sally Allen
|Distributed by||TriStar Pictures (USA)
Cannon Films (non-USA)
|Release dates||December 21, 1984|
|Running time||94 min.|
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.
- Lucinda Dickey as Kelly / Special K
- Adolfo Quiñones as Ozone
- Michael Chambers as Turbo
- Ice-T as Rap Talker
- Ben Lokey as Franco
- Sabrina Garcia as Lucia
- John LaMotta
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. The usual connotation suggests a sequel that is ridiculous, absurd, unwanted, unnecessary, formulaic, or obscure.
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
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