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Tap (1989)

PG-13  |   |  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)  »

Also Known As:

Tap, la danza de dos vidas  »

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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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Improvography by Gregory Hines. See more »

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Features Little Miss Broadway (1938) See more »

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Somebody Like You
Performed on soundtrack background by Melissa Rowan
Written by Gerard Mansis, Tony Valor, and Michel Mansis
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A mans' decisions
16 February 2002 | by (North Plainfield, NJ) – See all my reviews

This is a fine performance by Gregory Hines as a extremely talented tap dancer who also uses his flexibility and physical agility to be a cat burglar and comes to a crossroad in his life. Sammy Davis Jr. is also very good as an elder hoofer(tap dancer) who is trying to convince him to do the right thing.


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