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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 Washington
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Little Mo
Suzzanne Douglas ... Amy Simms
Savion Glover ... Louis Simms
Terrence E. McNally Terrence E. McNally ... Bob Wythe
Joe Morton ... Nicky
Dick Anthony Williams ... Francis
Bunny Briggs ... Bunny
Steve Condos Steve Condos ... Steve
Arthur Duncan ... Arthur
Pat Rico Pat Rico ... Pat
Howard 'Sandman' Sims Howard 'Sandman' Sims ... Sandman
Jimmy Slyde Jimmy Slyde ... Slim
Harold Nicholas ... Harold
Jane Goldberg Jane Goldberg ... 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tap, la danza de dos vidas 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The singer at the Times Square club was the great Etta James. See more »

Goofs

When Little Mo (Sammy Davis Jr.) is talking to Max (Gregory Hines) and first shouts out "Challenge" to the other dancers, he is wearing a white do-rag on his head. As the dancers run up and join him in the dance room, he is suddenly wearing a hat instead. See more »

Quotes

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

During the end credits, the photograph of Bill Bailey animates to show him backsliding (i.e., moon-walking). 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 »


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Free
Performed on soundtrack background during closing credits by Gwen Guthrie
Written by Dennis Matkosky and Matthew Wilder
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A fantastic movie- perfect dancing!
27 December 2001 | by daisyduke8000See all my reviews

This movie, though the plot is somewhat weak,is really, really good. The dancing is soooo amazing that you can't watch it without getting up and trying some of the steps yourself. I'm a tap dancer as well, so it's fun "stealing steps" from the tap masters in this film. If you like dancing at all,see this movie.


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