A vehicle for the astonishing form of 'breaking' in which athletic types perform as if they were having a molar drilled without anesthetic while being simultaneously kneecapped...all to that disco beat. On the athletic level alone it trashes Flashdance into the boards, and the film's three heroes, Dickey, Shabba-Doo and Boogaloo-Shrimp (Oscars all round, just for the names) are all spellbinding; the soundtrack is also a treat, and the storyline, if lame (boy meets girl, sticks two fingers up at the dance establishment, and still wins prestigious audition) is peppered with enough modern motifs to suspend disbelief.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Charles Parker, Allen DeBevoise, Gerald Scaife|
Adolfo 'Shabba-Doo' Quinones
Michael 'Boogaloo-Shrimp' Chambers