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Tap (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 10 February 1989 (USA)
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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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,217,150, 12 February 1989, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,114,702
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Trivia

Harold Nicholas and his older brother, Fayard, were The Nicholas Brothers. They can still be seen in old musicals dancing their amazing acrobatic tap. 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 Robinson animates to show him backsliding (i.e., moon-walking). See more »

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Features Sun Valley Serenade (1941) See more »

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Bad Boy
Performed on soundtrack background by Teena Marie
Written by Dennis Matkosky and Matthew Wilder
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One of his best for Gregory Hines
25 January 2004 | by 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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