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"Sometimes, no matter what, you can't escape the rhythm."
  • PG-13
  • 1989
  • 1 hr 46 min
  • 6.5  (1,800)

Tap is a 1989 drama film directed by Nick Castle and starring Gregory Hines, Suzzanne Douglas, and Sammy Davis Jr. The movie tells the story of Max Washington, a former tap dancer who gets out of prison after serving a five-year sentence for stealing. Upon his release, he discovers that his old dance studio has been destroyed, and he sets out to find a new one where he can get back to his art.

Max's search leads him to the Low Down Club, where he meets a young dancer named Amy. Amy is impressed by Max's skills and asks him to teach her tap. Max reluctantly agrees to help her, and the two develop a close mentor-mentee relationship. Meanwhile, another former tap dancer named Little Mo seeks out Max to propose a comeback performance that would put their dance troupe back in the spotlight.

As Max works to bring the dance troupe together, he faces a number of obstacles, including his old criminal associates who want him to return to a life of crime. But as he reconnects with his art and his community, he finds the strength to overcome these challenges and pursue his dreams.

At the heart of the movie is the power of tap dance as a form of creative expression and community building. Through the characters of Max and Amy, the movie shows how dance can be a way to connect with others and find a sense of purpose and belonging in the world. The film features several impressive dance sequences, including a standout performance by Hines that showcases his incredible talent and athleticism.

Tap also explores themes of redemption, forgiveness, and second chances. Max is a flawed but sympathetic character, and the movie does an excellent job of balancing his past mistakes with his present efforts to make amends and move forward. The character of Little Mo, played by Davis Jr., brings a sense of humor and wisdom to the film, while Douglas' portrayal of Amy adds a touch of youthful optimism and energy.

Overall, Tap is a powerful and uplifting movie that celebrates the art of tap dance and the transformative power of creative expression. It is a must-see for anyone interested in dance, music, or the human spirit.

Tap is a 1989 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

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    1 hr 46 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (1,800)