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Tap (1989)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  10 February 1989 (USA)
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Just released from prison, Max Washington must decide which of his previous professions to return to burglar or tap dancer.

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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>

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Sometimes, no matter what, you can't escape the rhythm. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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10 February 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tap, la danza de dos vidas  »

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$9,114,702 (USA)
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Goofs

When Jimmy Slyde finishes his set during the challenge dance, he winds up on the opposite side of the room from Little Mo and stays there. But when Little Mo reacts to the set-up of Harold Nicholas' jump, Slyde is standing next to him again. See more »

Crazy Credits

During the end credits, the photograph of Bill Robinson animates to show him backsliding (i.e., moon-walking). See more »

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Call It Stormy Monday
Performed on soundtrack background by T-Bone Walker
Written by T-Bone Walker (as Aaron T. Walker)
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Who cares about the hokey premise?
8 December 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

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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