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Adolfo Quinones

Dance choreographer turned actor, who is sometimes known as “Shabbo-Doo”,  helped turn street dancing into an art form & world craze during the 1980’s after starring in a string of funky hip-hop dance flicks, most notably, “Breakin” (1984), “Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo” (1984), & “Lambada: Set The Night On Fire” (1990). In 1994 Adolfo put on the director’s hat for the indepent film, “Rave, Dancing To A Different Beat”.

Fact File

Birth Name: Adolfo Quinones

Date Of Birth: Unknown

Place Of Birth: Unknown

Spouse: Lela Rochcon (1984 - 1987)

Debut Film Appearance:
Background dancer in “Xanadu” (1980)

Debut Starring Role: “Breakin” (1984)

Signature Film Series:
The two “Breakin” films of the 1980’s.

Trivia: Adolfo choreographed and appeared in the Lionel Richie music video “All Night Long” (1983)

Adolfo Quinones

Adolfo Quinones’ Dance Flicks on DVD

Breakin' [DVD](1984) DVD
Breakdance! Rap music! They're on the street! Movies Unlimited's got a flick that can't be beat! Lots of great dancin' and prancin' around! It's the hippest movie you'll find in town! Lot's of great music from the top pop world! "Breakin'" has the beat that'll make you whirl! So get down, get funky, grab a pal! Movies Unlimited's gonna make you say "wow"!! Lucinda Dickey, Shabba-Doo, Boogaloo Shrimp and Christopher McDonald star, with a performance by Ice-T. 86 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; theatrical trailer.

Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo [DVD](1984) DVD
The snazzy, smash sequel to the big breakdancing hit of the year brings back Lucinda Dickey, Boogaloo Shrimp and Shabba-Doo to organize all the breakers in town to help fight a mean-spirited land developer. These hip-hop kids just want to have fun, and so will you! With Ice-T, Jo De Winter. 94 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; theatrical trailer.

Lambada [DVD](1990) DVD
A Beverly Hills teacher does the sexy Lambada dance at night at an East L.A. warehouse. His enthusiasm for cutting the carpet influences his pupils to do their schoolwork...until a jealous student threatens his lifestyle. J. Eddie Peck, Melora Hardin and Shabba-Doo star. 104 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese; theatrical trailer.


Other Adolfo Quinones Appearances on DVD

Xanadu [DVD](1980) DVD
Olivia Newton-John stars in this fantastical musical odyssey as a Greek muse who visits Earth as a human and, with the help of a rollerskating Gene Kelly, inspires young artist Michael Beck to open a glitzy disco roller rink. Lively updating of 1947's "Down to Earth" features songs by Newton-John and The Electric Light Orchestra, including "Suddenly," "Magic" and "All Over the World." 96 min. Look out for Shabba-Doo (Breakin) as a background dancer. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 4.0, French Dolby Digital Surround; production notes; biographies; theatrical trailer; scene access.

Madonna: Ciao Italia: Live From Italy [DVD](1988) DVD
Direct from her 1987 world tour, Madonna stars in a dazzling concert video that features over one dozen of her top hits, including ``Open Your Heart,'' ``Lucky Star,'' ``True Blue,'' ``Who's That Girl'' and many more. Look out for Shabba-Doo (Breakin) as a background dancer. 100 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English PCM stereo.

Steel Frontier [DVD](1995) DVD
There's no hope in the post-apocalyptic desert city of New Hope when a group of ruffians take over the town, forcing men to join their gang and turning women into slaves. A mysterious gunman named Yuma arrives on the scene, but is he an ally of the outlaws or the townsfolk? Joe Lara, Brion James and Stacie Foster star. Look out for Shabba-Doo (Breakin) in a small role as Deacon. 100 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; theatrical trailer.


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Adolfo Quinones Movies at Hollywood Teen Movies

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Breakin (1984)
Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)
Lambada: Set The Night On Fire (1990)

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