- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 29, 2006
- Originally Released: 1989
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Collectors Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Surround Sound - English, French
- Subtitles - English - Closed Captioned
- Subtitles - English, French - Optional
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"You can't really dust for vomit." (Nigel Tufnel)
Variety - 02/08/1989
"...TAP is a surprisingly rich and affecting blend of dance and story....Plenty of glowing contemporary entertainment..."
Los Angeles Times - 02/10/1989
"...In the dance routines of TAP, Gregory Hines has a look of lazily ecstatic glee that's almost irresistible....Hines is sensational..."
Max, a recently released con, is an ex-hoofer intent on forgetting his tap roots. Crime has paid Max extremely well. But now that he is back on the street after a stint in prison, Max faces an uneasy future, trapped between two very different pasts. Actor-tap dancer extraordinare Gregory Hines plays Max with depth and gusto in what turns out to be a star making performance. In fact, the American Film Institute lists TAP on its list of "Star Performances."
Gregory Hines, Savion Glover and a host of brilliant old-time hoofers (including Sammy Davis, Jr.) star in this musical that showcases the individuality, the style and the history of tapdancing.
Hines plays an ex-con who discovers that only through his art can he find both personal and racial pride, and put his life back together again.
- This is the last film of Sammy Davis Jr.'s career; he died of throat cancer a few months after "Tap" was released.