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Rooftops (1989)

 -  Action | Drama  -  17 March 1989 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Willie (as Jay M. Boryea)
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Carlos
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Angelo
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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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It's their world. Above the world. Exploding with music, passion, romance -- and danger. See more »

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Combat Dance - A colpi di musica  »

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$2,043,889 (USA)
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Good little guilty pleasure film
7 May 2002 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

Rooftops is sort of Robert Wise's version of his West Side Story set in the eighties. The film has capoeria, karate and street fights. The film featured many young actors like Jason Gedrick, Tisha Campbell and Allen Payne. I like this movie though.


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