Successful young marketing analyst, Donald Beeman, quits his well paying job to follow his unusual secret passion and become a professional tap dancing magician. In protest, his fiancee leaves him. Freed from obligations to anyone but himself, Beeman turns to his eccentric idol, the great Delasandro, who teaches him the secret art of tap-dancing and magic. Excited, Beeman goes on a tour but ends up performing mostly in seedy bars as no one really cares about tap-dancing magicians as much as he does. However, Beeman finds this uncertainty liberating and soon meets a cute fangirl, who steals his heart. Meanwhile, his old boss, Mr. Turnbull, suffers a mental breakdown, turns to booze and lechery and ends up broke, ruined and homeless. Sympathetic Beeman helps him out, inadvertently giving Turnbull a new business idea that, ironically, turns Beeman into a full blown corporate symbol.
Did You Know?
did not bother to learn his lines for this movie which led to a frustrated Brian De Palma
insisting they reshoot every scene until Welles got his lines right. See more
Now then, I'm the heckler, right? I've been needling you for the last ten minutes, right? Time now for you to strike back with all the style and wits at your command.
Up yours, fella!
Not bad. Not bad.