|Starring:||Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis Jr., Savion Glover, Susan Douglas|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 47 minutes|
|Rental release:||13 Feb 2006|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish|
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Average Stuff Great DancingBy a customer from Fareham , 30 May 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]Any film with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jnr in it can't be bad, even if, like Tap, it has a very thin story line. Hines plays an ex con moving back into his old neighbourhood and back with his dad's tap dancing pals and more specifically a woman ;o).
Not a great deal happens but the dancing scenes more than make up for this, Sammy, Gregory and some experienced but aging tap stars go through their paces bringing some humour and no little wonder at their skills which would be astounding at any age leave alone the 60-70 plus they all must be.
Keep an eye out for a very young Savion who starred in Sesame Street as a young tap dancer.
Worth a watch if you like easy going films and or tap dancing.
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Amazing dancingBy a customer , 17 Mar 2012This film was recommended by my tap dance teacher. I've long been a fan of Fred & Ginger, Eleanor Powell etc but never seen anything like this before. As other reviewers have said, the storyline is very thin, but who cares when you can see such amazing dancing.
Another 50 years' practice should do it..........sigh.
A Wonderful FilmBy a customer from London , 01 Jul 2009The late Gregory Hines shows his consumate skill in this feast of authentic 'hoofing'. The plot recalls some of those old Warner Bros. plots.An ex-con is released from prison and has to decide between a life of lucrative crime or going straight.What makes the decision more difficult is that his original dance style is considered too good for Broadway. So, Hines has to make do with dancing in racy night-clubs. Highlight of the film is a 'cutting contest' between veteran 'tappers' including Harold Nicholas, Jimmy Slyde, Bunny Briggs, Steve Condos, Sandman Sims and the superb Sammy Davis. Suzzanne Douglas provides the love interest and watch out for 13-year-old Savion Glover as a hero-worshipper. His brief routine almost steals the show!
Good FilmBy a customer from Croydon , 12 Oct 2008Really enjoyed this. The tap dancing was great.
Tap Tap Tap !By Jo from Leigh-on-Sea , 09 May 2007This is one for all of you who endured tap classes at mothers insistance.The main character leaves prison with only 1 skill-he can tap dance.The tap dancing is very good. By the end of the film you may be tempted to nip in the loft and get tapping ! Story line not that gripping but the dancing is worth watching.
Watch it for the great dancingBy a customer from Leicester , 20 Jan 2007Fast forward through the thin storyline and watch this only for the fantastic dancing which includes the late lamented Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis Jr and some great old dancers. Savion Glover was awsome even as a kid (go see what he's like now on Youtube - unbelievable!) Recommended for tap fans.