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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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The heartbeat of a dream has a rhythm all its own. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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10 February 1989 (USA)  »

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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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Features The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »

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Lover's Intuition
Performed on soundtrack background by Amy Keys
Written by Joe Ericksen, Barbara Rothstein and Dorothy Gazeley
From the album of the same song title (1989)
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Dancing - Superb; Story - Stinks
21 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If it wasn't for the fact I've always enjoyed watching a good tap dancer, from Fred Astaire to Bill Robinson to Gene Kelly on here to Gregory Hines, I wouldn't have sat through all 111 minutes of this turkey. That's what the story is - a turkey with a bunch of angry, surly, unlikable characters who are no fun to listen to. The script is not the best, either.

What this REALLY is - and this part I like - is an excuse for Hines and fellow hoofers to strut their stuff. In fact, Hines puts on one of the best exhibitions of tap dancing I have ever seen. What's really fun is to see him and a some old men, former great dancers in their day, all together in a number or two. That's great stuff.

So, if want to enjoy some super dancing, check this out, but if you want a good story, pass it up.


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