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Tap [videorecording]

Title
Tap [videorecording] / Tri-Star Pictures ; directed and written by Nick Castle ; producers, Gary Adelson and Richard Vane.
Publication
Burbank, CA : RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1989, c1988.

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Description
1 videocassette (111 min.) : sd., col. NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Black films and programs.
  • Dance.
  • Drama.
  • Features.
  • Motion pictures.
Note
  • Motion picture originally released by Tri-Star Pictures in 1988; re-issued as a videotape in 1989 by RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, Burbank, CA.
Credits (note)
  • Executive producer, Francine Saperstein ; director of photography, David Gribble ; choreography, Henry Le Tang ; choreography for "Shim Sham," Dorothy Wasserman ; improvography, Gregory Hines ; music, James Newton Howard ; Tap-Tronics concept and development, Alfred Desio ; production design and costumes, Patricia Norris.
Performer (note)
  • Gregory Hines (Max Washington), Suzzanne Douglas (Amy), Joe Morton (Nicky), Sammy Davis, Jr. (Little Mo), Arthur Duncan (Arthur), Harold Nicholas (Harold), Sandman Sims (Sandman), Savion Glover (Lewis), Dick Anthony Williams (Francis), Pat Rico (Spats), Jimmy Slyde (Slim), Bunny Briggs (Bunny), Steve Condos (Steve), Terrence E. McNally (Bob), Etta James (blues singer), with Jane Goldberg, Frances E. Nealy, Dianne Walker, Dorothy Wasserman (the Shim Sham Girls), and others.
Contents
Dance contents: [Tap solo in prison] / performed by Hines -- [Tap improvisation in a studio] / performed by Hines -- [Challenge dance] / performed by Duncan, Briggs, Slyde, Condos, Nicholas, Sims, Davis, and Hines -- [Club performance by Amy and the Shim Sham Girls] / performed by Douglas, Goldberg, Nealy, Walker, and Wasserman -- [Children's tap class, with solo performed by Glover] -- [Audition] / performed by Hines and others -- "Cheek to cheek" / performed by Hines and Douglas -- [Audition] / performed by unidentified man and Hines -- "Can't escape the rhythm" / performed by Hines.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1935
Title
Tap [videorecording] / Tri-Star Pictures ; directed and written by Nick Castle ; producers, Gary Adelson and Richard Vane.
Imprint
Burbank, CA : RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1989, c1988.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Cast
Gregory Hines (Max Washington), Suzzanne Douglas (Amy), Joe Morton (Nicky), Sammy Davis, Jr. (Little Mo), Arthur Duncan (Arthur), Harold Nicholas (Harold), Sandman Sims (Sandman), Savion Glover (Lewis), Dick Anthony Williams (Francis), Pat Rico (Spats), Jimmy Slyde (Slim), Bunny Briggs (Bunny), Steve Condos (Steve), Terrence E. McNally (Bob), Etta James (blues singer), with Jane Goldberg, Frances E. Nealy, Dianne Walker, Dorothy Wasserman (the Shim Sham Girls), and others.
Credits
Executive producer, Francine Saperstein ; director of photography, David Gribble ; choreography, Henry Le Tang ; choreography for "Shim Sham," Dorothy Wasserman ; improvography, Gregory Hines ; music, James Newton Howard ; Tap-Tronics concept and development, Alfred Desio ; production design and costumes, Patricia Norris.
Summary
Drama about a tap dancer, newly released from prison, who must decide whether to return to his dancing or to a life of crime.
Local Subject
Child dancers.
Added Author
Hines, Gregory, choreographer.
Hines, Gregory, performer.
Douglas, Suzanne. Performer
Morton, Joe, 1947- Performer
Davis, Sammy, Jr., 1925-1990. Performer
Duncan, Arthur. Performer
Nicholas, Harold. Performer
Sims, Sandman. Performer
Glover, Savion. Performer
Williams, Dick Anthony. Performer
Rico, Pat. Performer
Slyde, Jimmy. Performer
Briggs, Bunny. Performer
Condos, Steve. Performer
McNally, Terrence E., actor.
James, Etta, 1938-2012, singer.
Goldberg, Jane, 1948- Performer
Nealy, Frances. Performer
Walker, Dianne. Performer
Wasserman, Dorothy, choreographer. Performer
Castle, Nick. Director. Author
Adelson, Gary. Producer
Le Tang, Henry, choreographer.
Howard, James Newton. Composer
Norris, Patricia. Costume designer
Desio, Alfred, choreographer.
Tri-Star Pictures.
DHCA.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1935
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