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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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References Dragnet (1951) See more »

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Baby What You Want Me To Do
Performed by Etta James
Written by Jimmy Reed
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One of his best for Gregory Hines
25 January 2004 | by (Oklahoma, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie showed the extreme talent of Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis Jr. and all of the fine old hoofers. It also shows that even though you may get older you still have to keep your legs. Tap dancing is a very demanding art.


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