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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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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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10 February 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Dança de Duas 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 »

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

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Referenced in Showbiz Today: Episode dated 22 April 1996 (1996) See more »

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Strong As Steel
Performed on soundtrack background by Gregory Abbott
Written by Diane Warren
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A fantastic movie- perfect dancing!
27 December 2001 | by (NS, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie, though the plot is somewhat weak,is really, really good. The dancing is soooo amazing that you can't watch it without getting up and trying some of the steps yourself. I'm a tap dancer as well, so it's fun "stealing steps" from the tap masters in this film. If you like dancing at all,see this movie.


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