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We all know that 80's movies were famous for their montages with cheesy music going on in the background and randoms clips of the main characters doing things (cleaning up, playing games, etcetera)

What was the first 80's movie to do this?

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Is this a trick question? A classic cheesy music montage example is from Rocky (1976). –  mootinator Dec 7 '11 at 22:50
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Downvoted for a couple reasons. Why an 80s movie? Why not first montage ever? Also, what is an "official" montage? –  SamtheBrand Dec 7 '11 at 23:06
    
@SamTheBrand because that is what 80s movies were known for. Their montages. –  Craig Dec 8 '11 at 13:51
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I think you'd be hard pressed to find any evidence of a cliche 80s montage earlier than the one from Rocky in 1976.

Obviously the idea of a montage wasn't new, nor even the idea of a training montage, but Rocky did combine those two elements with cheesy inspirational synth music, and that precise style was imitated in underdog action films ad nauseum through the 80s.

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1976 should be made an honorary '80s year for this reason. –  Shog9 Dec 8 '11 at 19:54
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