Recently a M2M reader inquired about Krush Groove, a 1985 film featuring the Beastie Boys. I was surprised to find no video clips of the Beastie Boys in the film posted at Youtube or other video sites. I had the idea of posting some clips from the film, but was unable to locate the film in my messy collection. I did, however, find Tougher Than Leather, the 1988 film written and directed by Rick Rubin and starring Run-DMC. Beastie Boys appear as themselves in several scenes in the film. I have posted all the scenes from Tougher Than Leather featuring the Beastie Boys to our DailyMotion account for fans to enjoy.
The scene most worth watching is one in which the Beastie Boys perform "Desperado," a song that they never officially released. Note that Hurricane does not appear as their DJ in the scene; the DJ role is played by producer Sam Sever.
Beastie Boys perform "Desperado" in Tougher Than Leather
Other scenes (in film order) featuring the Beastie Boys:
Adrock hits on the record company receptionist
The receptionist digs Run, not Adrock
Beastie Boys have no table manners
Jam Master Jay is not an Hasidic jew (scene features Horovitz and Yauch as Hasidic jews)