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Author: Nick CastleGregory HinesGary AdelsonHenry Le TangJames Newton HowardAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1989, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drama about a tap dancer, newly released from prison, who must decide whether to return to his dancing or to a life of crime.
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Genre/Form: Motion pictures
Features
Dance
Drama
Black films and programs
Named Person: Gregory Hines; Suzzanne Douglass; Joe Morton; Sammy Davis, Jr.; Arthur Duncan; Harold Nicholas; Sandman Sims; Savion Glover; Dick Anthony Williams; Pat Rico; Jimmy Slyde; Bunny Briggs; Steve Condos; Terrence McNally; Etta James; Jane Goldberg; Frances Nealy; Dianne Walker; Dorothy Wasserman
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Castle; Gregory Hines; Gary Adelson; Henry Le Tang; James Newton Howard; Patricia Norris; Alfred Desio; Tri-Star Pictures.
OCLC Number: 34402025
Notes: 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: 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.
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 McNally (Bob), Etta James (blues singer), with Jane Goldberg, Frances E. Nealy, Dianne Walker, Dorothy Wasserman (the Shim Sham Girls), and others.
Description: 1 videocassette (111 min.) : sd., col. NTSC ; 1/2 in. (VHS)
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.
Responsibility: Tri-Star Pictures ; directed and written by Nick Castle ; producers, Gary Adelson and Richard Vane.

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Drama about a tap dancer, newly released from prison, who must decide whether to return to his dancing or to a life of crime.

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