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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' girlfriend Suzzanne Douglas tugging at him from one direction and his old burglary partner Joe Morton yanking from the other. The plotline of Tap is merely an excuse to show off some of the most dazzling footwork ever recorded on film. The director is Nick Castle Jr., who like star Gregory Hines is scion of a legendary dancing family. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:February 10, 1989

Cast

Gregory Hines
as Max Washington
Suzzanne Douglas
as Amy
Sammy Davis, Jr.
as Little Mo
Savion Glover
as Louis
Joe Morton
as Nicky
Dick Anthony Williams
as Francis
Terrence E. McNally
as Bob
Sandman Sims
as Sandman
Bunny Briggs
as Bunny
Jimmy Slyde
as Slim
Pat Rico
as Spats
Arthur Duncan
as Arthur
Harold Nicholas
as Harold
David Abravanel
as Harry's Band
Billy Anagnos
as Dancer
Cheryl Baxter
as Dancer
Frederick Boothe
as Dancer
Randy Brenner
as Brian
Elmira Collins
as Harry's Band
Lanny Cordolla
as Harry's Band
Sharie Dietz
as Dancer
Carla Earle
as Dancer
King Errisson
as Harry's Band
Ruddy L. Garner
as Dancer
Jane Goldberg
as Shim Sham Dancer
Kevin Guillaume
as Piano Player
Etta James
Lloyd Kino
as Party Hood
Stephenie Lawton
as Dancer
Bernie Lenoff
as Dancer
Terry Lindholm
as Dancer
Barbara Perry
as Milly
Van Porter
as Dancer
Nikki Rene
as Dancer
Kelly Shenefiel
as Dancer
Wynonna Smith
as Dancer
Chance Taylor
as Dancer
Chris Tedesco
as Harry's Band
Garner "Skip" Thomas
as Harry's Band
Dorothy Wasserman
as Shim Sham Dancer
Joel Weiss
as Limo Driver
Catherine Wilkinson
as Dancer
Damon Winmon
as Dancer
Chris Tedesco
as Harry's Band
Chance Taylor
as Dancer
Cheryl Baxter
as Dancer
Dorothy Wasserman
as Shim Sham Dancer
David Abravanel
as Harry's Band
Elmira Collins
as Harry's Band
Frederick Boothe
as Dancer
Catherine Wilkinson
as Dancer
Carla Earle
as Dancer
Ruddy L. Garner
as Dancer
Garner "Skip" Thomas
as Harry's Band
Billy Anagnos
as Dancer
Joel Weiss
as Limo Driver
Jane Goldberg
as Shim Sham Dancer
Kelly Shenefiel
as Dancer
Kevin Guillaume
as Piano Player
Nikki Rene
as Dancer
Lloyd Kino
as Party Hood
King Errisson
as Harry's Band
Lanny Cordolla
as Harry's Band
Wynonna Smith
as Dancer
Van Porter
as Dancer
Terry Lindholm
as Dancer
Bernie Lenoff
as Dancer
Barbara Perry
as Milly
Randy Brenner
as Brian
Stephenie Lawton
as Dancer
Sharie Dietz
as Dancer

Crew

Nick Castle, Jr.
Director
Nick Castle, Jr.
Screenwriter
David Gribble
Cinematographer
James Newton Howard
Composer (Music Score)
Joel Sill
Musical Direction/Supervision
Richard Vane
Co-producer
Gary Adelson
Co-producer
Leslie Morales
Set Designer
Gregory Hines
Choreography
Dorothy Wasserman
Choreography
Michelle Buhler
Makeup
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