On May 4, 1984, the breakdance-themed film Breakin’ hit theaters.
The comedy-drama took place in a Los Angeles multiracial Hip Hop club. It’s about a jazz dancer Kelly (Lucinda Dickey) who meets up with two break dancers, Ozone and Turbo, and then go on to become a sensational dancing trio, despite Kelly’s dance instructor’s disapproval of her hybrid dancing style. The film featured Ice-T who made his acting debut as a club MC.
The film ranked number one in the box office, grossing about $6,047,686. The film grossed $38,682,707 domestically by the end of its run. The sequel, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo was released nine months after the original film, where Ice-T appeared as a dancer.
Check out a clip of Ice-T rocking the party in Breakin’ below.