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Tenement (1985)

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A drug selling and violent street-gang terrorize the renters of a big trashy apartment-house.

Director:

Roberta Findlay

Writers:

Joel Bender (screenplay), Joel Bender (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Lynn Joe Lynn ... Sam Washington
Mina Bern ... Ruth (as Mina Bern Bonas)
Walter Bryant Walter Bryant ... Mr. Wesley
Corinne Chateau ... Carol
Angel David ... Poppo
Martha De La Cruz Martha De La Cruz ... Anna (as Martha DeLaCruz)
Rhetta Hughes Rhetta Hughes ... Leona
Larry Lara Larry Lara ... Rojas
Alfonso Manosalvas Alfonso Manosalvas ... Mr. Gonzales
Gy Mirano Gy Mirano ... Anita
Jaime Roman Jaime Roman ... Carlos
Olivia Ward Olivia Ward ... Mrs. Wesley
Jorge Baqueiro Jorge Baqueiro ... Charlie
Sylvia Medina Sylvia Medina ... Maria
Chyann P. Robertson Chyann P. Robertson ... Jeanne
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Storyline

A South Bronx gang rape and kill the residents of an isolated tenement. The tables turn and the surviving residents viciously despatch the gang. There is a gruesome scene depicting the repeated stabbing of the leader with a TV aerial followed by a lightning strike for good measure. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tenement: Game of Survival See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Production Co:

Laurel Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Roberta Findlay says the savage rape of Leona (Rhetta Hughes) was inspired by a real life incident in the 60's wherein a lady named Kitty Genovese was raped for as much as 20 minutes or half an hour while tenants chose to remain apathetic to her plight. See more »

Connections

References Death Wish 3 (1985) See more »

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Tenement
Sung by the Kool Krew
Written by Pete Warner, Denise L. Davis and David Baughan
Produced, Arranged and Performed by Pete Warner and Denise L. Davis
© 1985 Zip Zap Music, ASCAP/Warner's Thunder Music, SESAC
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Bronx's funnily dressed street gang just declared war on the tenants of a shabby building.
1 March 2019 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

I first saw this in the 90s on a vhs. Revisited it recently. This exploitation film is loaded with awful acting, bad effects but it is violent, claustrophobic n very brutal (the rape scene). The less said bah Findlay's direction, the better. Basically it is a mix of Assault on Precinct 13 n Demons 2. A gang with their lol leather attire kills n assaults tenants of an isolated shabby building. With the telephone lines cut off n no help from the outside world, they r isolated n terrorised in their own building but they do hold their fort n tries to fight em off with terrible consequences. It has some brutal kills with over the top blood n cheesy effects. The hottie Corinne Chateau does show her boobs but in a miss n a blink situation. The names of characters r poppo, chaco, chula, monk, nines, etc.


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