BREAKIN' (1984)

Director: Joel Silberg

Cast: Lucinda Dickey, Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quinones, Michael "Boogaloo Shrimp" Chambers

A dance craze is an excellent basis for a bad movie and when you take the old Mickey-and-Judy-putting-on-a-show template and set it in the 80s you’ve got an entertainment that’s pretty much irresistible. Kelly is a talented street dancer. She’s working as a waitress but she has a quest; to prove to the dance establishment that what she does is as legitimate as anything ballet has to offer. All sorts of obstacles stand in her way (a horny dance teacher, a disillusioned colleague, lots of bad 80s clothes) but it all ends happily with an amazing dance spectacular that will have you jumping out of your seat – and probably running from the theatre!