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Rooftops (1989)

R | | Action, Drama | 17 March 1989 (USA)
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A skilled young street fighter battles criminals across the rooftops of New York City.

Director:

Robert Wise

Writers:

Allan A. Goldstein (story) (as Allan Goldstein), Tony Mark (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Gedrick ... T
Troy Byer ... Elana (as Troy Beyer)
Eddie Velez ... Lobo
Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Amber (as Tisha Campbell)
Alexis Cruz ... Squeak
Allen Payne ... Kadim
Steve Love Steve Love ... Jackie-Sky
Rafael Báez Rafael Báez ... Raphael
Jaime Tirelli ... Officer Rivera
Luis Guzmán ... Martinez
Millie Tirelli Millie Tirelli ... Squeak's Mom
Robert LaSardo ... Blade
Jay Boryea Jay Boryea ... Willie (as Jay M. Boryea)
Rockets Redglare Rockets Redglare ... Carlos
Edouard DeSoto ... Angelo
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Storyline

T, as most of his friends, lives in a self-constructed 'house', built on top of an old building in the city. Their one passion is 'combat'. Combat is a dance/streetfight during which the contestants try to push each other out of the arena, while not allowed to actually touch each other. When drugdealers move into the neighbourhood and kill T's best friend he embarks on a mission to eradicate the drug-presence in the neigbourhood. His friends are reluctant to help though, knowing what happened to T's friend when he crossed them. Written by Joop Carels <zombie@il.fontys.nl>

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Rooftops. It's the only place to be. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dächer des Todes See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,111,263, 19 March 1989

Gross USA:

$2,043,889

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,043,889
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This is the final theatrical film directed by Robert Wise. See more »


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Loving Number One
Performed by Kisses From The Kremlin
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Guilty Pleasure
31 July 2005 | by emmeakiSee all my reviews

I have watched this movie over and over since it first came out. I was fifteen and even then, I knew it was cheesy. It had such great potential and I constantly rewrite the script in my head. The Capoeira ruined what could have been a good drama. I loved the fact that it was shot on location. Too bad that the characters were underdeveloped. It's like they wrote a first draft of a script then made the movie right away. At fifteen I could have written a better script!Some scenes and dialog seemed to come out of nowhere and you were left with a lot of unanswered questions. And was it just me, or did it seem like Lobo was sexually attracted to his cousin? "Elena's grown into some kind of woman!" And the way he was always touching her. Would have an interesting plot twist, Elena working for her drug dealing cousin who is also a perv. Too bad they missed the mark on this one.


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