"breakin'" -aka- "breakdance: the movie"
"Breakin'" was released in 1984, distributed domestically by MGM, and is said to have been inspired by the German documentary ("Breakin' and Enterin'") filmed in the L.A. Hip Hop Spot RADIOTRON. The movie stars Adolfo Quinones aka "Shabba-Doo," Michael Chambers aka "Turbo," Lucinda Dickey, and Ice T (in his first movie role).
"Breakin'" is important, mostly because it was Hollywood's first acknowledgement of Hip Hop Culture; and would pave the way for more monumental features to follow (i.e. KRUSH GROOVE, BEAT STREET, THE LAST DRAGON, RAPPIN' , DISORDERLIES, WHO'S THE MAN, HOUSE PARTY & others...). These movies, along with more underground level classics like WILDSTYLE & STYLE WARS, would effectively launch Hip Hop Culture into homes all over the country. Insert fond memories of searching for large cardboard boxes for backspins [here].