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“Flashdance” was the first Hollywood feature film with breakdancing

Flashdance, directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Jennifer Beals was the first Hollywood feature film with the hip-hop element, breakdancing. Rock Steady Crew was breakdancing in the 1983 movie and Crazy Legs (Richard Colón) did a lot of the dancing. Flashdance was directed by Adrian Lyne. Irene Cara, who sang the movie’s No. 1 theme song, included a song called “Breakdance” on her album What a Feelin‘. It reached No. 8 Crazy Legs did the backspin for Jennifer Beals at the end of the movie.

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