An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment in which a black American who has married a Russian woman lives with her. He is to... See full summary »
Max Washington has just been released from prison after serving time for burglary. He returns to his old hangout, a hoofer club. (Tap dancer club). His old girl friend, Amy, who still works at the club as a Tap instructor, is less than thrilled to see him. Her father, Little Mo, is happy to see him, because he has plans for a show involving Max. In addition, Max's old partners in crime have another job they want him to do. Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
The singer at the Times Square club was the great Etta James. See more »
When Little Mo (Sammy Davis Jr.) is talking to Max (Gregory Hines) and first shouts out "Challenge" to the other dancers, he is wearing a white do-rag on his head. As the dancers run up and join him in the dance room, he is suddenly wearing a hat instead. See more »
If you like tap dancing, this is one of the rare opportunities to see tap legends like Jimmy Slyde, Sandman Sims, Henry LeTang, and Harold Nicholas along with latter-day tap wizards Gregory Hines and Savion Glover and icon Sammy Davis, Jr. Dianne "Lady Di" Walker even has a cameo appearance.
This movie is glued together with a questionable plot and some illogical excuses to tap dance. But who cares? Once these folks are dancing, nothing else matters.
P.S. Look (and listen) for the incomparable Etta James singing in the club scene.
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