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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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Nick Castle

Writer:

Nick Castle
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Hines ... Max
Suzzanne Douglas ... Amy
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Little Mo
Savion Glover ... Louis
Joe Morton ... Nicky
Dick Anthony Williams ... Francis
Howard 'Sandman' Sims Howard 'Sandman' Sims ... Sandman (as Sandman Sims)
Bunny Briggs ... Bunny
Steve Condos Steve Condos ... Steve
Jimmy Slyde Jimmy Slyde ... Slim
Pat Rico Pat Rico ... Spats
Arthur Duncan ... Arthur
Harold Nicholas ... Harold
Jane Goldberg Jane Goldberg ... Shim Sham Dancer
Frances E. Nealy Frances E. Nealy ... Shim Sham Dancer
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The name of the dance studio is "Sonny's Side of the Street." When Max is alone there, looking around (just before he starts dancing), the music playing is "Sunny Side of the Street." See more »

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 »

Quotes

Max Washington: I don't do it like everyone else, remember?
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Crazy Credits

Improvography by Gregory Hines. See more »

Alternate Versions

To receive a PG certificate, two uses of 'fuck' were cut from the UK cinema and video releases. These were restored in the 12 rated DVD. See more »

Connections

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

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Performed on soundtrack background by Teena Marie
Written by Dennis Matkosky and Matthew Wilder
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Dancing history
22 October 2001 | by occupant-1See all my reviews

The writers didn't exactly deliver a Ginger/Fred script but the occasion of this movie was probably just in time to get Sammy when his moves were still with us. And it's not obvious to some, but Sam had all kinds of moves, some in the acting realm. He was very smooth.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tap See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,217,150, 12 February 1989

Gross USA:

$9,114,702

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,114,702
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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