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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Lynn ...
Sam Washington
Mina Bern ...
Ruth (as Mina Bern Bonas)
Walter Bryant ...
Mr. Wesley
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Carol
Angel David ...
Poppo
Martha De La Cruz ...
Anna (as Martha DeLaCruz)
Rhetta Hughes ...
Leona
Larry Lara ...
Rojas
Alfonso Manosalvas ...
Mr. Gonzales
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Anita
Jaime Roman ...
Carlos
Olivia Ward ...
Mrs. Wesley
Jorge Baqueiro ...
Charlie
Sylvia Medina ...
Maria
Chyann P. Robertson ...
Jeanne
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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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The film was rejected for UK video (as "Game Of Survival") by the BBFC in 1987 and passed uncut (as "Tenement") in 2005. 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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..often embarrassingly poor.
8 September 2005 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

This movie, of course, has it's fans but I just found it tedious. It is not the constant shouting, running up and down the stairwell and the bloody violence that is in itself boring but the manner in which it is depicted. The direction is all over the place, sometimes really effective but often embarrassingly poor. Even without a storyline and with over and under acting, if the vision of the director is focused then we as the viewer can indulge in the resultant movie, be it good, bad or indifferent. The inconsistency continually forces us to reappraise what it is we are watching and with 'Tenement', we are bombarded throughout with clichéd situations, dialogue and camera angles. Were this a film made by complete amateurs, strangely I think it would have been better. It is the very existence of occasional effective moments that continually makes one so aware of the trashy, carelessness of so much else.


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