Drama starring Gregory Hines. Upon his release from prison for a burglary conviction, Max Washington (Hines) returns to his old haunt, The Hoofer Club - an old tap dancing joint. His ex-girlfriend, Amy (Suzzanne Douglas), is now working at the club as an instructor, and is less than thrilled to see her old flame return. However, Amy's father is delighted that one of his star pupils has re-emerged and convinces Max to get involved with his latest show. Unfortunately, Max's old friends also want to hire him, but for something strictly less than legal.