Question Regarding Breakin'
2' Matt Patches
-- Before Breakin' 2, I
believe you worked with Yoram, Menahem, and Cannon Films on several films? More
action-oriented work? How did you wind up working on/become the right pick for
SF. Correct, I directed several action movies for Cannon Films in
the 80s. At the same time they produced the movie Breakin’ that was a great
success when it come out. At that point they decided to capitalize on it and
make a sequel Breakin’ 2, I don’t know why the director of the first Breakin’
was not involved but at some point Menahem Golan approached me and asked if I
can direct it. I was delighted to get involved because I love music and the
truth is that directing dance sequences is not much different from directing
action there are a lot of similarities.
-- How familiar were you with street dance culture before trying to make
this movie? Do you remember learning anything from the kids who worked on the
SF. When I got involved in developing Breakin’ 2 with the writers
of the script I didn’t know anything about street dancing at all. Once I met
them, the choreographer Bill Goodson and the star dancer Adolfo 'Shabba-Doo' Quinones, they all introduced
me to the concept and the culture of street dancing, hip hap, and rap.
-- I heard that the film
may have been titled Electric Boogaloo before it ever became Breakin' 2? Any
idea on the story behind the script/project's origins? I'm trying to figure out
where Yoram or Menhem may have even heard the phrase "Electric
SF. I don’t know of the origin of the phrase “Electric Boogaloo”
when I got involved the name was already established but my filling is that it
come from Shaba-Doo himself, since he was involved with developing the
project from the beginning. here is his web site http://www.shabba-doo.com/ I am confidence that he might
have a better answer if you contact
him. One more clue might be that the street name of Michael Chambers was
“Boogaloo Shrimp” so it might also be a factor, but I am not sure.