Tap (1989)




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Gregory Hines plays the ex-convict son of a famed tap-dancer. Taking over his late father's Harlem dance studio, Hines can't shake memories of his childhood, when he was being touted as a dancing prodigy. Challenged to fulfill his destiny by his dad's old cronies--among them such terpsichorean giants as Sammy Davis Jr., Steve Condos, Jimmy Slyde and Harold Nicholas--Hines does his best to avoid lapsing back into a life of crime. The struggle to save Hines' soul is a titanic one, with Hines' … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Nick Castle Jr.
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 29, 2006
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


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as Anthony

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as Party Hood

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as Limo Driver

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as Shim Sham Dancer

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as Street Musician

as Dancer

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Critic Reviews for Tap

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | February 10, 1989
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Tap

This movie shows what a great talent Gregory Hines was. It also displays the beginning of the great and talented Savion.

Damon Reed

Excellent dance movie. I think this may have been Sammy Davis Jr last movie before he died. Excellent casting. The music was awesome too.

Joe G

This is my favorite movie of all time! I love watching Gregory Hines dance among all the other tap dancers in the movie!!

Regina D

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