Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo (1985) Official Trailer




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Published on Aug 2, 2009

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

Breakin' 2 sees the return of Kelly (Lucinda Dickey), Ozone (Adolfo Quinones), and Turbo (Michael Chambers) as they try to stop a developer from bulldozing a community recreation center. The film also features dancer Viktor Manoel and a very young Ice-T who returned from the original, as well as an appearance by future pop star Martika. Ice-T can be seen in the film throughout, he is in a scene at a hip/hop night club where he raps one of the songs from the soundtrack as well as in the final dance scene where he performs and even dances along with the rest of the choreographed dance.

Since the release of the film, the unusual title suffix "Electric Boogaloo," a reference to a funk-oriented dance style from the 1970s, has become a commonly used snowclone concerning sequels. The implications vary, but tend to imply a sequel that is ridiculous, absurd, unwanted, unnecessary, formulaic, or simply obscure. Roger Ebert gave the film a fairly positive review but did not assign a stars-rating to it.

Like its predecessor, much of the film's soundtrack was provided by Ollie & Jerry, comprising the duo Ollie Brown and Jerry Knight. The title track, "Electric Boogaloo," did not hit the pop charts and climbed to only #45 on the R&B chart.


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